Investors Beware: Utah's Tar Sand Deposits are Duds

Investors Beware: Utah’s Tar Sand Deposits are Duds

BLM: “This resource is not, at present, a proven commercially viable energy source, and the BLM would like to obtain more information about environmental consequences associated with its development prior to committing to broad-scale commercial development.”

National Action Alert: Prevent Tar Sands Mining in Kentucky

National Action Alert: Prevent Tar Sands Mining in Kentucky

**UPDATE: as of July 8, HUNDREDS of people from 38 states (and counting) have answered the call for solidarity. Can you help us make it 50?** Army Corps: No Rubber Stamps for Tar Sands! This summer, a company called Arrakis plans to mine for tar sands in Logan County Kentucky. They are waiting for the [...]

Downstream Community Leadership Training July 20th-21st

Downstream Community Leadership Training July 20th-21st

In partnership with Green Action for Health and Environmental Justice, we’ll be training Southeastern Utahns, downstream Colorado River tribes, and other downstream users (AZ, NV, CA, & Mexico) for non-violent direct action, civil disobedience, and creative communication. Issue focus on local tar sands, oil shale, the proposed Green River Nuclear Power plant, and indigenous fights downstream.

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Obama urges investors to steer clear of tar sands, oil shale development

Obama urges investors to steer clear of tar sands, oil shale development

“Invest in our dirty fuels!” – U.S. Oil Sands, Inc. “Divest in dirty fuels!” – President Barack Obama “D’oh.” – U.S. Oil Sands, Inc. President Barack Obama gave an historic speech on climate today, and at one point encouraged people all over the world to invest in clean, renewable technologies–and to divest in dirty energy [...]

Front Line and Downstream Communities Call for Protection of Colorado River, Vow to Stop Canadian Company’s Bid For Tar Sands Extraction

Front Line and Downstream Communities Call for Protection of Colorado River, Vow to Stop Canadian Company’s Bid For Tar Sands Extraction

Calgary, Alberta~ An unprecedented coalition of Utahns delivered a powerful message to US Oil Sands, Inc. today as investors gathered for an annual and special meeting of shareholders at the Calgary Petroleum Club: “US Oil Sands: We Will Stop You…Before it Starts.” Investors received a group photo from the alliance, with the picturesque backdrop of Arches National Park and the Tavaputs Plateau, and a promise protect their community.

Traversing the Tavaputs Plateau

Traversing the Tavaputs Plateau

by The Roadshow Crew The air is thin up here at 8,000 feet. I’m sitting near the site of the first tar sands mine in the country, P.R. Springs. The sun’s strength diminishes as it approaches the western horizon–snow capped mountains behind layer after layer of high desert ridges.  Somewhere in those folds, the Green River [...]

Up With Spring: Field Notes from the Utah Tar Sands Roadshow

Up With Spring: Field Notes from the Utah Tar Sands Roadshow

Tar sands strip mines are about to tear into the Book Cliffs of eastern Utah unless a grassroots movement can stop them before it starts.  And we’re building that movement right now. The Utah Tar Sands Roadshow is an educational presentation and listening project about the imminent threat posed by tar sands and oil shale [...]

Photo Blog – Utah Tar Sands Road Show

About | Day One! The Roadshow kicked off with a trip down south to the Cedar City Idle No More Rally. We shared our story of building resistance to the Utah tar sands and heard stories from other struggles in the region. Big shout out the the brave Navajo folks fighting for their sacred lands [...]