Goshute leader facing recall

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Leon Bear, chairman of the Skull Valley Goshute Tribe of Utah, is facing a recall effort.

Tribal members unhappy with his leadership have circulated recall resolutions. Secretary Rex Allen has told the Bureau of Indian Affairs he is the new chairman.

The tribe will probably hold an election on September 22 to sort the mess out. There are 73 adult members of the tiny, remote tribe.

Bear signed a lease with a consortium of private companies to store up to 40,000 tons of nuclear waste on a portion of the tribe's 18,000-acre reservation.

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Goshute Rivals Stake a ClaimTo Leadership (The Salt Lake Tribune 8/29)

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Utah Office of High Level Nuclear Waste Opposition -
Private Fuel Storage Facility Application, Nuclear Regulatory Commission -
Private Fuel Storage -
The Skull Valley Goshutes -

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