@FlipphoneYou said: "Great news for Vernal the sounding area and
Utah as a hole."Whether or not you mean to type "hole"
instead of "whole," I got a good chuckle out of it.
Flipphone - Sandy, UTMay 18, 2018 8:47 a.m.Great news for Vernal the
sounding area and Utah as a hole.Inadvertent perhaps, but
Oil shale is a very low density energy source, and consequently it is expensive
to mine, and the refining process is carbon intensive, and produces high amounts
of toxic byproducts.Given Utah's Laissez-faire regulatory
attitude, Utah's tax payers stand a good chance of footing the bill for an
Estonian mining venture clean up!It's time for Utah to look to
the future of energy, not low productivity sources like oil shale!
Take a drive through West Virginia and see what strip mining can do for a
place.This is something that has been nearly happening for decades.
Eventually it'll happen. Our society proclaims environmental friendliness
yet we refuse to change our habits to make it happen.
Great news for Vernal the sounding area and Utah as a hole.
@ER in AFYou said: "Let's think long and hard."What we "think" couldn't possibly be more meaningless to
those who will make this decision for us. We're nothing more
than a quaint afterthought.
How's this working out for OK andNorth Dakota? Do we want to kill our
land? I hope not. These are not just our decisions, but our children's
and our children's children. Let's think long and hard.
At what cost.... no afterthoughts will go into this for how this will affect
the environment in 50 years let alone five. So much winning with our
How much water does it take to produce this oil? We don't have enough
water for people and animals.
Horrible idea. Long term ecological damage for short term profits. When you
drive through the Green River area you are astounded by the beauty of the cliffs
I hope so! That is a great idea and will boost the economy. We need a new coal
mine in the bear ears and another one in the san rafael swell areas.
A horrible idea which might pay off for a couple of well connected people (most
likely from out of state) while saddling the rest of us with a huge mess for
generations for what is an uneconomical way to get a product we should be moving
away from. I am sure the churchislature is all aboard.
"Irony Guy - Bountiful, UtahMay 17, 2018 2:50 p.m."Utah--Home of the World's Largest Shale Oil Mine!"That sounds so cool. I can't wait."Username checks out.
It could be, if the bought and paid for representatives in Utah can get their
way.Oh, and if Trump/GOP can keep oil prices going up to the point
that it's profitable, and if they can find enough water, and energy to get
the oil out.Yep, this will leave a fine mess, maybe a super site
clean up, so other can pay for private companies short term profits.
Do your homework on Enefit, EESTI and Estonia. They are responsible for 80% of
Estonia's pollution and are only profitable because they are subsidized by
the State. This is a scam. A scam that will leave Utah lands toxic for
centuries. Plus, fracking (that's right, it's fracking) uses up tons
of water and contaminates ground water. You've all seen the tap water on
fire in Oklahoma, Wyoming and Pennsylvania. Most states are finding ways to ban
this process. And our Governor and his office of GOED, wants to bring this
scourge to Utah? We need people that will stand up to these polluters. This will
not end well.
"Utah--Home of the World's Largest Shale Oil Mine!"That
sounds so cool. I can't wait.