Water board backs oil sands project

Eastern Utah operation to be first of its kind in U.S.

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  • tbkwia Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 25, 2012 8:26 a.m.

    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!!