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
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.”
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 [...]
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.”
How Colorado River water is divided up between the states and Mexico is established on a piece of paper called The Colorado River Compact. Most people refer to it as “The Law of the River.” The river is divided into two basins: upper and lower. The division is located at Lee’s Ferry, Arizona. 1) The [...]
Contents (Jump to in page) STATE LAND INVENTORY FOR OIL SHALE IN UTAH ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD OIL SHALE STRIP MINING @ INDIAN RIDGE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT CORPORATE WEBSITES DOCUMENTS ENDANGERED AND THREATENED SPECIES EPA – ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT DOCUMENTS GEOLOGY BIBLIOGRAPHIES LEGAL MAPS & GIS SITLA PHOTOS NEWS NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TRADE [...]
Contents: (Jump to on page) INVENTORY OF TAR SAND DEPOSITS IN UTAH ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD OF UTAH DIVISION OF OIL, GAS & MINING (UDOGM) ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD OF PROPOSED STRIP MINING @ PR SPRINGS ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD OF UTAH DIVISION OF WATER RIGHTS @ PR SPRINGS (State Engineer) ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD UTAH DIVISION OF WATER QUALITY (DWQ) for PR [...]
The prospect of tar sands and oil shale mining (i.e. “unconventional fuels”) made this year’s Governor’s Energy Development Summit in Utah anything but conventional.
Media coverage of the conference was dominated by multiple protests going on both inside and outside the convention center, much to the dismay of the companies that are seeking investors for their upstart tar sands and oil shale projects.
Last Friday I had the opportunity to address a room full of eager tar sands and oil shale developers, state government energy officials, and at least one state Senator. It was the last “Unconventional Fuels” breakout session at the Governors Energy Development Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah. The topic of the breakout seemed to [...]