Abandoned tar sands pit near US Oil Sands test pit in Eastern Utah

A delegation of investigators from Peaceful Uprising, Utah Tar Sands Resistance and Living Rivers visited the East Tavaputs plateau to document the life of the area and destruction that would be inevitable if US Oil Sands is allowed to develop the first tar sands pit in the US. Actually, the FIRST tar sands pit–featured in this video–was an economic failure and was abandoned in 1983. Destroyed mining equipment, a still-open pit and oozing oil are still present at this 30-year-old site of industrial fossil fuel extraction.