North Dakota oil rush fuels new chances for Utahns

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  • Sky Is Not Falling Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 13, 2014 8:48 a.m.

    You need energy but you don't want pollution. Right! When you travel along California coast, you would notice many sealed oil wells. Yes, California is stop building any Power Plants for last 30 years. So, where is the electric power comms from? Neighboring states including Utah. A lot of people are hypecritical when dealing with the energy needs and pollution controll wants. In this real world, there is nothing can generate pure energy without any environmental price, even Wind, Solar, Tide, Geothermal ... What we need is a well-balanced, scientific sound solution for the energy development. "My2Cents Taylorsville UT" is too negative and pessimitic IMHO.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 13, 2014 3:12 a.m.

    Cutesy story of ones instant wealth they will have for just a short time. Once they learn the destructive outcome of what the oil boom is about and their neighbor start dieing off. Lets hear some stories from the original residents who are the real story behind all the lies of the oil rush greed.

    Comparison of the oil rush to that of a gold rush is not at all similar. The gold rush was men with pick and shovel and pans searching for wealth. The oil rush is all out of sight out of mind subterranean destruction of our earth crust several miles deep for the benefit or a few wealth overlords who hire miners to pan for the gold.

    It take time for gas and toxic water to leach to the surface and less time to leach into aquifers and water resources. Its not the wealth of oil we should be celebrating, it the environmental destruction of the earths crust and all that we have invested in aquifer waters for surface dwellers to use.

    Envy and greed are preying on the minds of down trodden americans who think this is their dream of success.

  • basinboy Roosevelt, UT
    Jan. 12, 2014 2:19 p.m.

    I used to live across the street from Fil and Jill in Santaquin. What wonderful people and he is an excellent Sunday School teacher. Glad to hear that they are doing well and prospering even if they had to leave their beautiful home in Utah to do so. It doesn't have to be that way. We have just as much energy resources here, but their development is hampered by federal rules and red tape. If only Utah could control it's lands rather than the bureaucrats in DC.