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Old 02-10-2012   #1
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IF you must hire a guide, support Moki Mac Expeditions, Holiday Expeditions, or Moab Raft and Canoe Company. They, amongst others, seem to be fighting the fight against the development of a Nuke Plant that cools with water from the Green River. Please read the letter below. This is the link to the appeal. You may have to paste it in your url.

We are pleased to announce that on Thursday, HEAL filed an appeal of the State Engineer’s decision to award a massive amount of water to the proposed Green River nuclear reactors.

We were able to do so – and to hire experienced water rights attorneys to do it right – because you stepped up. Thanks to the many supporters who donated when we asked for help. We literally couldn’t have done this without you. And, for those of you didn’t get a chance to donate, you still can!

We were proud today that we were not alone in asking State Engineer Kent Jones to reconsider his decision. The list of those who stood up to demand renewed scrutiny of this plan includes the Vetere family, which grows the Green River region’s famous melons. It includes the owners of three river-rafting companies who owe their livelihoods to the Green River. It includes concerned citizens from across Utah and our fellow environmental groups.

Together, we all stood up today and said: “Really?” (Actually, in our 19 page appeal, we said a lot more than that. But bear with me a moment. I’m on a roll.) We said, “Really?” You’re willing to give Blue Castle the benefit of the doubt?

Even after we found out that their only named investors (LeadDog Capital) were scam artists? Even though Blue Castle knew for nearly a year that they weren’t going to get any money from LeadDog – but chose not to tell the State Engineer that fact, even as he was continuing to review their application?

Even after we found out that Blue Castle announced an investment of “up to $30 million" from LeadDog Capital – at a time when the hedge fund only had assets of about $4 million?

Really? Did Blue Castle not have any idea how much money their biggest investor had? (Because that would be incredibly incompetent.)

Or did Blue Castle know full well the investor didn’t have the money – but went ahead and announced the $30 million pledge anyway, to make it look like it had financial backing? (Because that would be incredibly deceitful.)

Incompetent or deceitful. And the State of Utah has just awarded them more than 50,000 acre-feet of water, as much as what a city of 200,000 people use in an entire year for all their uses.


HEAL Utah is proud today to stand up and say, “Enough.” We are proud to keep fighting this ridiculous proposal to build two massive, expensive, wasteful, unnecessary nuclear reactors at the gateway to some of the most beautiful land on Earth.

Thank you, again, for help us making that happen.

We’ll keep you posted.



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Old 02-10-2012   #2
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awesome! way to keep fighting the good fight.
just because it's diet don't mean it's good for you!
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