"The dinosaur bones and samples of oil- or gas-laden rock do complement each
in other in a natural sort of way..."Yes, they are both fast
becoming relics of a bygone era. The water and energy necessary to
squeeze the oil and gas out of these rocks continue to make them uneconomic and
risky, and with renewable energy costs plunging and low natural gas prices (and
falling oil prices), oil- and gas-laden rock will continue to be a non-starter.
There are other options then being addicted to dirty oil especially oil sands
exstraction. We do want energy development but we want clean energy development.
We in Utah have some the dirtiest air in the nation and it is kiiling us.
Consider hyrdogen based energy which has zero carbon emission. We need to build
a whole new infastructure that will include fuel cell stations to provide
hydrogen for fuel cell cars of the future. Save prestine Utah from
tar sands strip mining which is highly toxic and can pollute the water under
ground sources. The course of oil sand extraction will only increase the need
for more refinieries thus creating more dirty air. If you want to see the horror
of this process google in Alberta tar sands strip mining. Do you want this
happen to Utah? To learn more of what is occuring in the Uinta Book Cliffs
concerning tar sands strip mining , join us on January 29th, 6 pm at the Salt
Lake City library. See us also on face book . Utah Tar Sands Resistance.