Uintah County residents turn out to oppose phosphate mine

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  • Messy Vernal, UT
    April 4, 2012 9:15 p.m.

    Whoa there Vince, you'll find most of those who were at the meeting have "I heart drilling!" stickers all over their trucks, or work at the OTHER phosphate plant or the power plant. The Dry Fork area is secluded and hasn't been affected by our energy boom (they are upset because it hasn't been in their back yard, just us lower in the valley). All you hear around here is it's about JOBS JOBS JOBS and the mass trucks and dirty air, that has all the local mothers well trained to use breathing treatments for the children, is just "fog". There has been a lot of greed as well, by many at this meeting, because it hasn't affected them, just made them richer. Until NOW.

  • Vince the boonies, mexico
    April 4, 2012 8:20 p.m.

    Stick up for your rights citizens and tell the "bib business" greeds to take a hike!

  • Utah Girl Vernal, UT
    April 4, 2012 3:33 p.m.

    I have to agree. We live near here, and our water comes from Ashley Valley Water District. And even though the phosphate company said we will not hear or feel any blasts, we already feel and hear the blasts at the existing phosphate mine further north of us.

    We live in an area of mining and oil production, and I am usually in favor of both. But if this is going to impact our water quality and availability, and it sounds like that is a possibility, then I would have to oppose going forward with it.