Eastern Utah operation to be first of its kind in U.S.
It is a sad day for the Utah lands of Eastern Utah. The point that gets lost in
all the dialogue and rhetoric is this, the land is going to be disrupted, and
the landscape destroyed beyond repair, for a project that is not needed, because
the US is already producing cheap oil once again. If any of the bureaucrats had
ever taken the time to go to any of the tar sands locations to see how much land
is disrupted to get at these deposits, it may have made a difference. The
difference between how tar sands are available and harvested in Canada and Utah
are 180 degrees opposite. The tar sands of Canada lay in level plains. The tar
sands of Utah lay in some of the most rugged country in the US. The Utah tar
sans also are lens shaped and are very hard to mine. Shame on all those who are
giving into jobs(that are not truly needed) and investors and school land
revenues to rip apart some of the most pristine lands in the lower 48. These
types of ventures, for the sake of the venture are a statement of our greed!!