Southwest Earth First!

From Peaceful Uprising

On Wednesday, October 24th the Utah Water Quality Board approved in a 9-to-2 vote the first tar sands mine in the United States. The bogus and revolting conclusion of the Board was that there is no ground water near the mine, so there is no need for a water pollution plan by U.S. Oil Sands, a Canadian corporation. The attorney for Living Rivers (Peaceful Uprising’s fiscal sponsor) said they are likely to appeal the ruling in court.  U.S. Oil Sands hopes to be mining the site at PR Springs in the gorgeous Book Cliffs within a year, but they must first receive approval by the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining. Learn more about the ruling here and here.

This is a destructive and dangerous proposal especially for the people of Utah who live close to the proposed mine, but also for all the millions of…

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About Michael Carter

Activist and author of Kingfisher's Song: Memories Against Civilization, Wasteland Press, 2012. View all posts by Michael Carter

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