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Activists protest proposed Utah tar sands mine, shut down road project

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  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 29, 2013 9:07 p.m.

    The usual bunch of anti-progress extremists pulling another stunt in hopes of getting publicity. Which, of course, is automatically provided to lend an air of legitimacy to their inane demands.

    Drill, baby, drill!

  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    July 29, 2013 9:25 p.m.

    I don't know how the protesters got to the area. If they walked all the way then one can believe they are sincere. But, if they drove, then they are contributing to the very problem (real or imagined) that they are protesting. The word hypocrite comes to mind.

  • JayTee Sandy, UT
    July 29, 2013 9:53 p.m.

    It's now ever so fashionable to be an "activist," even if you don't have the foggiest clue as to the science and the reality of what you're protesting. "Someone's proposing some development of some kind? Good . . . let's go protest." It would be different if they knew anything about what they're whining about, but most of the time, they don't know zip. They sometimes even recruit a Hollywood type or two to add some supposed legitimacy . . . but it's still just as noisy, hollow, and absurd.

  • Tekakaromatagi Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    July 29, 2013 10:31 p.m.

    This is a stand they are taking for injustice. Injustice to whom?

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    July 30, 2013 8:00 a.m.

    I watched an environmental group located in California protesting one of the west desert sites being developed. They pulled up in their cars to the tourist information site, got out held signs and took film, and gone in five minutes. Later that night on the news they reported as if this group had been there all day. Media is there to manipulate.

    Help these protesters protest, add a few company locks to their chains, and provide them lots of water and shade. Then see how serious they are.

  • Moabmom Moab, UT
    July 30, 2013 9:38 a.m.

    Hummm? The Tavaputs is a long bike ride from Salt Lake and Moab.....oh wait...there were about 30 cars, trucks and SUV's lining the road. Hypocrisy much?

  • Utah Dad Salt Lake City, UT
    July 30, 2013 9:53 a.m.

    While I may not agree with their tactics, I congratulate these dedicated citizens for standing up for what they believe in; in a process that gives them no official voice. The real threats posed by tar sands projects cannot be overstated. We're never going to move beyond our addiction to oil if these projects are allowed to move ahead. Modeling from the Utah Climate Center shows startling climate change impacts to Utah's environment and economy over the next couple of generations, such as very little/no snow in Utah's Wasatch Range. But who needs snow?

  • Weber State Graduate Clearfield, UT
    July 30, 2013 12:41 p.m.

    Unless they rode their bicycles hundreds of miles to Utah's remote Book Cliffs area for their raucous little party in the hills, rest assured these phony activists most likely filled their automobile tanks with the least expensive gasoline.

    "Oh, for a forty-parson power to chant Thy praise, Hypocrisy! Oh, for a hymn Loud as the virtues thou dost loudly vaunt, Not practice!"

    Methinks thou dost protest too much.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    July 30, 2013 12:57 p.m.

    Utah Dad,

    "modeling by..."

    Modeling???

    most models spit out the result the designers intended.

    modeling by all the major banks said the real estate market was never going to crash, and we know what happened there.

    Modeling is just an excuse to demand you get your way. My model says...., there you you MUST give me...!