Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Approval of Massive Utah Oil Shale Development

  For Immediate Release, May 16, 2019 Contact: Ted Zukoski, Center for Biological Diversity, (303) 641-3149, tzukoski@biologicaldiversity.org Michael Toll, Grand Canyon Trust, (303) 309-2165, mtoll@grandcanyontrust.org Alex Hardee, Earthjustice, (303) 996-9612, ahardee@earthjustice.org Sarah Stock, Living Rivers and Colorado Riverkeeper, (435) 260-8557, sarah.livingrivers@gmail.com Jonny Vasic, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, (385) 707-3677, jvasicuphe@gmail.com Dan Mayhew, Utah … Continue reading Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Approval of Massive Utah Oil Shale Development

Community Impact Board uses public funds to promote expansion of oil and gas development in the Uintah Basin

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).

Conservation Groups Oppose Massive Utah Oil Shale Project

“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