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.”
Today, activists from Grand County, Utah dropped a banner from a large boulder along the route of a popular annual half-marathon that read: “TAR SANDS ARE COMING / UNLESS WE STOP IT / BEFORE IT STARTS.ORG.”
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
We talk about stopping US extraction of oil shale and tar sands before it starts–well, we also need to remember an old backbacker saying: “It’s always later than you think.”
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 [...]
The Utah Tar Sands Roadshow is a listening project and educational presentation about the impact of tar sands extraction on people, water, and the land. Tar sands development is one of the most destructive industries on earth–and a Canadian company is bringing it to Utah unless we rise up to stop it before it starts.
Its mountainous skyline graces a zillion breathtaking photos. Its jagged blue-green pine-covered peaks rise out of sandy-colored cliffs to complete the rainbow of color that the canyon country is so famous for, but it never gets the credit. Now, there are plans to strip-mine it for tar sands and oil shale
Background Two years of litigation by Living Rivers (our parent nonprofit,) Colorado Riverkeeper and Western Resource Advocates has so far prevented the development of a proposed strip mining operation for tar sands. If U.S. Oil Sands Inc., (USOS) prevails in court, this operation would become the first large-scale mining project for the processing of tar sands in the [...]