Climate Change has only been obfuscated for political and financial reasons, not
for scientific reasons. We know for a fact that green house gases have gone up
by over 1/3 since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. We can
quantify-ably measure our annual output of greenhouse gases. More greenhouse gas
means more energy in the atmosphere. More energy means more violent storms
systems; and will cause more precipitation as well as faster rates of
evaporation and transpiration (i.e. more floods and droughts). Simply put, this
means more violent weather patterns that are less conducive to agricultural
production, upon which our civilization depends. Has the Earth been hotter in
the remote past? Yes. But, there have been times in Earth's history in
which the climate was not hospitable to human activity, and would not have
largely supported civilization as we know it. I oppose the development of tar
sands mining operations in the Uintah Basin. That is where I was born and
raised. Its ecosystem is as unique as its natural beauty. How much of our planet
will need to be trashed before we abandon our attachments to fossil fuels?
Contrary to the statement that this would be the first oil sands operation in
the United States, there are seven permitted oil sand operations in Utah, at
least six of which have mined to some extent.
Meanwhile, 8 years later with an economy in shambles because of massive debt,
over-taxation, enormous amounts of regulation, and a population that believes
all this OK, we have zero barrels of mined oil. What company, what individual,
would want to wade through 8 years of scrutiny? I see all kinds of environmental
protectionism. But I don't see anyone coming up with real alternative forms
of transportation not dependent on oil, shale, natural gas, and coal.
Re not hereI imagine the company trying to do this is aware of past
failures, but they still think they can succeed where others have failed.Presumably they have a different process and have learned something by
@Spicy: Got to Parachute CO. and ask them how the oil shale
worked for them just be expected to lauged at. And the people of the Basin has
tryed this before and the same thing happen. NOTHING .
Here is one thing that the liberals are forgetting.By permitting
this project and other projects similar to it, we can increase the funding to
schools through leases of school land trusts and the mineral royalties that will
now be collected.Why do the liberals hate the children and not want
them to have more money for education?
It's good news for Utah and Utahn. The oil will server the people. I
don't have anything against those environmenist, but please, please base
your argument on science and technology facts but not fictions.
Just what Utah needs, another dirty, extractive industry. Go to Williston,
North Dakota and ask if that is what you want to see here. I think not.
If it is done, let's work hard to be sure it is done RIGHT.
I'll believe this when I see it.I'll believe this when I
see it. All my life, from elementary school I've been hearing that Utah,
Colorado and Wyoming has more oil than the middle east in oil shale, that this
oil is our future.After years and years, people began to joke, that
Utah's oil shale is in our future and always would be.