Tar sands protesters to rally today against Utah project

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  • pb Vernal, UT
    Feb. 21, 2012 5:39 p.m.

    News Media, when are you going to stop giving these people attention. All they want is the destruction of our nation. They want us to be dependent on foreign oil. Than when we go to war to protect our interest, they protest the war. Its these people that are stopping us from developing our resources and being independent.
    We have plenty of balances and testing to stop polluting are ground water. Have you ever heard of pit liners. Dah, come on News Media, you might ask some intellegent questions instead of them dictating to you what to say.

  • weightless skittles Hewitt, Texas
    Feb. 21, 2012 2:35 p.m.

    In Texas we are "fracktering" the rocks containing oil from the shale. We have yet to have any water supplies damaged, pollution of air or unseemly damage to the environment. the technology is far advanced beyond the "60"protestors of yesteryear. this country must be energy independent now. The top energy consultants for the government and car and heating industry recently testified that we are decades away from really using renewable energy to power to the level to keep this economy and our homes heated. Protestors either need to present actual answers or let the rest of the citizens have the right to use the resources available responsibly without Persecution from these protestors.

  • Concerned Salt Lake Citizen Salt Lake CIty, ut
    Feb. 21, 2012 10:16 a.m.

    Very well researched and well written article! I was at this educational activity and it was fun. It can be very difficult for citizens to get good information about Tar Sand mining because big oil has big easy money to make chewing up the pristine Education Trust Lands of our state and leaving us piles of toxic waste. To get involved google and join Utah Tar Sands Resistance.

  • oldasdirt Grantsville, UT
    Feb. 21, 2012 9:18 a.m.

    These "CAVE" people (citizens against virtually everything" show up at any event that makes them feel part of society. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but not their facts. Their facts always have a friction of true mixed in with emotion.

  • Cactus Moroni, UT
    Feb. 21, 2012 7:49 a.m.

    It's funny to hear things like "We are trying to educate anybody we can," said Mark Purdy of Utah Tar Sands Resistance. "People walking, people driving by, we want them to be aware of this issue." . . . because the protesters know absolutely nothing about the project and what they don't like about it. This project and PR Springs are both inconsequential to the environment, but the protesters know nothing about that and Ami Joi's story does nothing to help educate the public, either. What a country of sheep we are becoming.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 20, 2012 4:34 p.m.

    I predict the usual dozen or so enviornmental extremists who show up reliably to protest the latest "rape the earth" outrage (in their minds) de jour.

    You know, the Deseret News really is under no obligation to publish "protest plan" announcements every time someone bothers to send them something.

    Just ignore them and hope that they will become better edcuated and someday get real jobs or maybe discover useful inventions, or grow crops to feed people.