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Organizing Resources For Tar Sands

June 09, 2014
by John Weisheit

On this web page you will find resources to help citizens, the press, academics and attorneys to better understand the risks and uncertanities of developing tar sands in eastern Utah.

INVENTORY OF TAR SAND DEPOSITS IN UTAH

State Trust Land (SITLA)

Federal Lands (BLM)

  • NOTE: there are no tar sands in Colorado or Wyoming.
  • 2008 - Total identified is 430,686 acres
  • 2012 - The proposed preferred alternative identifies 91,045 acres
  • RECORD OF DECISION (Issued March 22, 2013)

ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCY (Utah)

Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining (UDOGM)

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD

PR Springs: Proposed tar sands strip mining project of US Oil Sands (Canadaian company; formally Earth Energy Resources).

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD OF UTAH DIVISION OF WATER RIGHTS @ PR SPRINGS (State Engineer)

Water Right for US Oil Sands 49-2274 (a33805)

Other water rights (adjacent to proposed mine @ 4.5 gallons per minute)
Additional water well information (state and federal)

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD UTAH DIVISION OF WATER QUALITY (DWQ) for PR SPRINGS

TRANSCRIPTS OF HEARINGS FOR PR SPRINGS STRIP MINING OPERATION

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ADMINISTRATION (EPA)

Air Quality at Proposed PR Springs Mine

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ASPHALT RIDGE MINING OPERATIONS (near Vernal, Utah)

Crown Asphalt Ridge (CAR) Korea Technology Industry of America (Defunct)

CAR - Department of Water Quality (DWQ)

MCW Energy Group @ Asphalt Ridge

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AIR QUALITY

2013 - Air Quality in the Industrial Heartlnd of Alberta Canada and Potential Impacts to Human Health. Simpson et al.

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ARCHEOLOGY

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BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Paving Seep Ridge Road in Uintah County

2008 Oil Shale & Tar Sands Programmatic EIS

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CORPORATE WEBSITES

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DOCUMENTS

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ECONOMIC VIABILITY

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ENDANGERED AND THREATENED SPECIES

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GEOLOGY

Geologic Bibliography

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LEGAL DOCUMENTS

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MAPS & GIS

Google Earth

PR Springs

Green River Refinery (proposed) (click here)

SITLA

University of Utah

Other

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NEWS

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NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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PHOTOS

Aerial Photos

Satellite Images

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TRADE ASSOCIATIONS

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UNIVERSITY

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USGS

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UTAH GOVERNMENT

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VIDEO

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WILDLIFE
Southest Utah (includes East Tavaputs Plateau)


 


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