Rallying for the river

Emily Stock, right, Neal Clark and Brandy Bowmaster (left) joined dozens of local residents and tribal leaders from Arizona at an April 25 Earth Day rally that focused on potential threats to the Colorado and Green rivers. Colorado River Indian Tribal Council representative Johnson Fisher of Parker, Arizona, urged upstream residents to take action against a proposed nuclear power plant near the town of Green River, while other speakers voiced opposition to proposed tar sands development in the Book Cliffs. “That river is our bloodline,” Colorado River Indian Tribal Council Secretary Amanda Barrera said. “What happens to it up here impacts us down there.” [Photo by Rudy Herndon / Moab Sun News]