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Utah

Sticky bitumen oozes from a rock in a tar sands test pit on the nearly 6,000 acr
Decision by officials sets the stage for a possible court battle over the nation's first tar sands mine in Utah's fragile Book Cliffs region.
Utah officials have given a Canadian company the green light to begin mining oil sands on a remote...
Oct 25, 2012 | Read More
Water from a spigot at the PR Spring mine site
Important case concerns mining permit for 6,000 acres of state-owned land in Utah, which has 232,065 acres of land open for oil sands mining.
The debate over whether oil sands mining should be allowed in Utah inched forward this week when an...
Sep 13, 2012 | Read More
John Weisheit, Conservation Director of Living Rivers
Two environmental organizations say they will continue fighting first large project in the U.S.
(This story has been updated to add comments by Walt Baker, director of the Utah Division of...
Aug 29, 2012 | Read More

Bitumen weeping zebra stripes from a rock turned over in a test pit on the nearly 6,000 acres of land that U.S. Oil Sands leases in eastern Utah. On Oct. 24, Utah officials gave the company the...

Aug 16, 2012 | Read More
U.S. Oil Sands, a Canadian company, has leased about 32,000 acres in Utah for ta
A Canadian company opens a test pit in Utah and could be running a sizeable mine by early 2014. But is there enough water to support the industry?
MOAB, UTAH—To the ancient Indians who roamed the Colorado Plateau in what is now eastern Utah, the...
Aug 16, 2012 | Read More
The Green River in Utah.
"In the long run we are not likely to come to an understanding," said an official of Blue Castle Holdings, the company aiming to build the nuclear plant.
When Alfredo Figueroa stands on the banks of the Colorado River he is reverent out of respect for...
May 17, 2012 | Read More
The Green River in Utah
'This is Utah's water to use as it sees fit,' says Utah nuclear executive. 'We're not taking water away from anyone.'
For more than 100 years and maybe back to the days of outlaw Butch Cassidy, water from the Green...
Apr 17, 2012 | Read More
Tim DeChristopher speaks to supporters.
Tim DeChristopher's sentence will be decided on June 23, but is unlikely to face the full potential 10-year sentence
Editor's Note: In advance of Tim DeChristopher's trial, SolveClimate News conducted exclusive...
Mar 4, 2011 | Read More
Tim DeChristopher speaking to the media
Tim DeChristopher, who bid $1.7 million for oil and gas leases he couldn't pay for, faces up to 10 years in prison in a trial expected to end Thursday
Editor's Note: In advance of Tim DeChristopher's trial, SolveClimate News conducted exclusive...
Feb 28, 2011 | Read More
One Company Hopes to Produce 2,000 Barrels a Day by 2011
Much of the more than 2 million barrels of oil Canada sends south every day comes from the tar...
Mar 30, 2010 | Read More