For more than a decade, Skull Valley Goshute tribal members diligently fought the siting of a high-level nuclear waste dump on their Utah reservation. A small, volunteer group called Ohngo Gaudadeh Devia (OGD) led the effort, standing down a consortium of some of the largest utilities in the country. In a precedent-setting victory, two Department of Interior agencies rejected plans for the private dump in September of 2006. Less than a year after the victory, Honor the Earth and OGD with Solar Energy International (SEI) completed a pilot photovoltaic installation designed to present a viable community alternative to destructive energy policies and nuclear waste. The solar project powers the offices of OGD, home to Margene Bullcreek, the elder leader of the grassroots group.
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