Crowd Gathers Near Green River to Protest Nuke Plant Pl an
Utah and Downriver Communities Host Successful Protest--Vow to Escalate Campaign

PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT
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Click here to download full-size image. Protestors pose near the proposed site. "Scotty Soltronic," a performing artist, brought his solar-powered speaker array from a nearby arts festival and serenaded the crowd. Photo by Yrma Van Der Steenstraten.


Click here to download full-size image. Alfredo Figueroa, a Chemehuevi tribe visitor from the lower Colorado, traveleover 600 miles to support the rally. He addresses teh crowd here next to a handmade puppet of Mr. Burns, the greedy nuclear power plant owner from "The Simpsons." Photo by Yrma Van Der Steenstraten.


Click here to download full-size image. Protestors rally in front of the proposed nuclear power plant site, which would be built in front of the cliffs in the background. Photo by Shelby Cunliffe.


Click here to download full-size image. Protestors arrived with a great many costumes, signs, and sculptures, such as this pink dragon, puppet of Mr. Burns, and Scotty Soltronic's amazing sun-powered speaker array. Photo by Shelby Cunliffe.


Click here to download full-size image. The rally against the proposed Green River nuclear power plant was held in the canyon country near the potential building site. Photo by Laurel Hagen.


Click here to download full-size image. Protestors rally in front of the proposed nuclear power plant site, which would be built in front of the cliffs in the background. Photo Yrma Van Der Steenstraten.


Click here to download full-size image. The crowd was addressed from a decorated hill--here seen with a windmill tower sporting an American flag and an endangered Green River fish sculpture--overlooking proposed the power plant site in the background. Bradley Angel of Greenaction is in the background. Photo by Laurel Hagen.


Click here to download full-size image. Moab resident Mel Gilles, dressed in pink, looks over the rally site, with the Books Cliffs in the background. Photo by Laurel Hagen.

 


Click here to download full-size image. Steve Lopez , spokesman for the Ft. Mojave Indian Tribe of the lower Colorado River, encourages the crowd. Photo by Laurel Hagen.


Click here to download full-size image. Photo by Laurel Hagen.

 


Click here to download full-size image. Photo by Laurel Hagen.

 


Click here to download full size image. Steve Lopez, Ron Van Fleet, other members of the Ft. Mojave Indian tribe, and Emily Stock of Moab hold up Mr. Burns and Blinky the Fish. Photo by Shelby Cunliffe.


Click here to download full-size image. Ken Sleght of Pack Creek Ranch, sometimes known as "Seldom Seen Smith," addresses the crowd. Photo by Laurel Hagen.


Click here to download full-size image. Ron Van Fleet, spokesman for the Ft. Mojave Indian Trib and ordained minister, leads the crowd in a prayer. Photo by Laurel Hagen.

 

 

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EVENT INFORMATION

SATURDAY RALLY

WHAT: Rally to Stop the Proposed Nuclear Power Plant in Green River, Utah
WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 2012, 6:00PM
WHERE: Highway 6 turnout just north of I-70 junction
(exit 157)
WHO: Anyone who wants to join us! For now, it's a diverse coalition of groups based in Utah and the Colorado River Basin including Canyonlands Watershed Council, Canyon Country Rising Tide, Colorado River Indian Tribal Members, Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, HEAL Utah, Living Rivers, No Green River Nuke, Sierra Club, Peaceful Uprising, Uranium Watch, the Utah Rivers Council and more...
WHY: For the basic reasons, go back to our main page.

FRIDAY EVENING PROGRAM

WHAT: "The Colorado River System: Stories of Conflict and Care." Come to downtown Moab to see a cultural exhibition of traditional singing and dancing from members of Ft. Mojave Indian Tribe, a lively panel discussion of threats to Colorado River Basin water and how they’ve been fought successfully in the past, and a documentary film about the long term-impacts of nuclear accidents like Fukushima.

WHEN: Friday, May 18th, 7:00PM

WHERE: MARC (Moab Arts and Recreation Center)
111 East 100 North, Moab

WHO: This event is put on by the No Green River Nuke coalition (see list for event above)

WHY: For those who want to be inspired and informed by our fellow Colorado River Basin-dwellers on the much larger context of this nuclear power proposal