Visit the Land

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The first tar sands and oil shale mines slated to begin commercial operations in the USA will irreversibly impact a remote and pristine area. The Tavaputs Plateau in Eastern Utah is remote, and lies within the Colorado River watershed, which supplies water to more than 30 million people.

Scroll down for slideshows, or jump to (beforeitstarts flickr): Surrounding area and wildlife | US Oil Sands’ “test pit” | PR Springs | Utah Tar Sands Resistance Exploratory Mission

Surrounding area and wildlife:


The “test pit” — a sign of things to come:

PR Springs — The actual springs, located just below the “test pit” (see above)


Utah Tar Sands Resistance Exploratory Mission, August, 2012



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