The Project The purpose of the proposed Uinta Basin Railway (UBR) is to connect Uinta Basin fossil fuels companies into the national rail network in order to allow them to access out-of-state and overseas markets. This idea has existed for decades with several past studies already having explored the idea, though it seems the project … Continue reading The Uinta Basin Railway: a fossil fuel disaster
For Immediate Release, May 16, 2019 Contact: Ted Zukoski, Center for Biological Diversity, (303) 641-3149, firstname.lastname@example.org Michael Toll, Grand Canyon Trust, (303) 309-2165, email@example.com Alex Hardee, Earthjustice, (303) 996-9612, firstname.lastname@example.org Sarah Stock, Living Rivers and Colorado Riverkeeper, (435) 260-8557, email@example.com Jonny Vasic, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, (385) 707-3677, firstname.lastname@example.org Dan Mayhew, Utah … Continue reading Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Approval of Massive Utah Oil Shale Development
In their latest move, the CIB board has decided to conditionally grant $27.9 million dollars to continue the studying and development of a rail spur connecting the Uinta Basin to the Union Pacific Railroad in order to increase oil exports from the basin (normal grant/loan combinations do not exceed $5 million and are almost always much lower).
“This plan would turn plateaus into strip mines, pull precious water from our rivers, and cause dangerous climate and ozone pollution. It’s everything the Colorado River Basin doesn’t need,” said John Weisheit, Conservation groups today formally opposed the Trump administration’s plan to facilitate the first commercial oil shale development in the United States, a massive … Continue reading Conservation Groups Oppose Massive Utah Oil Shale Project