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Utah Tar Sands

Utah Tar Sands Project Comes Under Attack

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State regulators testified Wednesday that the first U.S. commercial oil sands operation won't pollute groundwater because the ...

First U.S. Tar Sands Mine Stirs Controversy

AP | By CHI-CHI ZHANG | Posted 06.11.2011 | Green

SALT LAKE CITY -- Beneath the lush, green hills of eastern Utah's Uinta Basin, where elk, bear and bison outnumber people, the soil is saturated with ...

Oil Sands: Canada's Infamous Dirty Energy Extraction Coming To U.S.

The Huffington Post | Travis Donovan | Posted 06.27.2011 | Green

The extraction of oil from the Athabasca tar sands in Alberta, Canada has been a source of immense controversy as production continues to expand. The...

Fossil Foolishness: Utah's Pursuit of Oil Shale and Tar Sands

Karin P. Sheldon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Karin P. Sheldon

There's a saying in the West: "Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting over." This maxim could get put to the test as companies pursue development of tar sands and oil shale in Utah.