Corporations & their agents Archives: U.S. Oil Sands

4 Arrested Blockading Utah Tarsands Mine

Editor’s Note: this first appeared on EcoWatch. By Andy Rowell, Oil Change International Dozens of environmental activists have signaled that the expansion of the tar sands in Utah will not happen without a fight. Yesterday, about 40 protestors disrupted the work on the Utah tar sands strip mine, the first to be built in the U.S., … Continue reading 4 Arrested Blockading Utah Tarsands Mine

Update on Utah Tar Sands Project

Work on the Utah Tar Sands project continues. The following is excerpted from Oilvoice. “During the third quarter of 2014, the Company’s project team continued to work with its engineering consultants and equipment suppliers to complete final engineering design and procure equipment for the PR Spring Project. For the remainder of 2014, the Company will … Continue reading Update on Utah Tar Sands Project

“Utah’s Carbon Bomb”: State Plots Massive Tar Sands & Oil Shale Projects Despite Climate Concerns

    While the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline and the Alberta tar sands has galvanized the environmental movement, far less attention has been paid to a related story here in the West. The state of Utah has begun making preparations for its own major tar sands and oil shale extraction projects. According to … Continue reading “Utah’s Carbon Bomb”: State Plots Massive Tar Sands & Oil Shale Projects Despite Climate Concerns

Action Camp Shuts Down Site of First U.S. Tar Sands Mine

Bookcliffs Range, Utah – Dozens of individuals peacefully disrupted road construction and stopped operations on Monday at the site of a proposed tar sands mine in the Bookcliffs range of southeastern Utah. Earlier this morning, Utahns joined members of indigenous tribes from the Four Corners region and allies from across the country for a water ceremony … Continue reading Action Camp Shuts Down Site of First U.S. Tar Sands Mine

Activists shut down first US tar sands mine project

By Christopher Smart / The Salt Lake Tribune Several environmental groups protesting tar sands development in the Book Cliffs region of southeast Utah stopped work Monday on a road that will serve a strip mine to be operated by Calgary-based U.S. Oil Sands. Celia Alario, a spokeswoman for Canyon Country Rising Tide and Peaceful Uprising, … Continue reading Activists shut down first US tar sands mine project

Cameron Monson: Stop the Utah Tar Sands

By Cameron Monson / Deep Green Resistance When I first read Andrew Nikiforuk’s book Tar Sands, I was deeply disturbed. The gluttonous use of water and natural gas, the destruction of mature boreal forests, the high rates of rare cancers, the sickening reduction in air quality, the malformations of local fish populations, the loss of … Continue reading Cameron Monson: Stop the Utah Tar Sands

Utah government gives final approval to first US tar sands project

By Paul Foy / Associated Press Utah gave its final approval Wednesday for the first commercial tar sands project in the U.S., handing a victory to a Canadian company that aims to start producing 2,000 barrels of oil next year in the start of what could grow into a larger operation. The Utah Water Quality Board … Continue reading Utah government gives final approval to first US tar sands project

Resistance growing in Utah as first US tar sands mine is approved

By Melanie Jae Martin / Waging Nonviolence Last week, a new front opened in the struggle against tar sands mining in the U.S. If you didn’t know that tar sands mining is in the works on this side of the border in the first place, you’re not alone. Most people don’t realize that tar sands … Continue reading Resistance growing in Utah as first US tar sands mine is approved