April 12-15: Join us at PR Springs Camp out

Now more than ever we need to make our presence and concern known at PR Springs. We will witness the fractured wilderness and protect every inch we can because our air, water, land and all life cannot survive this poisonous project!

Come and join us.

April 12-15th. Get details.

Willow Creek Canyon, down stream from planned tar sands development.

Willow Creek Canyon, down stream from planned tar sands development, connected to Main Canyon.

US Oil Sands tar sands test pit with Main Canyon in the background.

US Oil Sands tar sands test pit with Main Canyon in the background.

Car pool caravan camp out to the first proposed Tar Sand strip mine in the United States – here in Utah. Here is a MAP showing the ROUTE:


We will camp in the BLM camp ground near PR Springs located near the PR Spring Tar Sand Strip Mine Test Pit.

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Utah blockades Chevron tar sands refinery, Stop Tar Sands Profiteers Week


Utah Tar Sands Resistance, Peaceful Uprising, Canyon Country Rising Tide, Mormon Environmental Stewardship Alliance, Salt Lake Dream Team, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, We Can’t Breath, Sierra Club, Utah Labor Action Network blocked trucks at Chrevon’s main entrance in Salt Lake City.

Chevron already refines Alberta tar sands in Salt Lake City and would increase tar sands refining here if the first tar sands mine in the US, planned for the Book Cliffs of Utah, begins production. We want people to know that as we ramp up for a summer of resistance to the United States first tar sands mine in Eastern Utah that the people of Davis, Weber and Salt Lake Counties in the Wasatch Front know that we are fighting for their health and clean air. We want clean air in the Wasatch Front, to obtain that we must defeat tar sands in the Book Cliffs–otherwise it’s just another game-over, this time for clean air in the Wasatch Front.

The action was done in solidarity with Tar Sands Blockade which called for a week of solidarity to Stop Tar Sands Profiteers.

Oh yeah, and you’ve heard the phrase “All pipelines Leak”?  Well, Chevron’s pipeline leaked into a wildlife area for migratory birds and recreation area on Great Salt Lake earlier this week. This is the second major leak in the Wasatch Front for Chevron in 2 years.

Join us for our spring opening camping trip to PR Springs April 12-15 to continue the resistance to tar sands mining. Click here for more details on the camp, or to see video of today’s action and the news clips  Continue reading

March 23 – Break the Toxic Chokehold of Tar Sands!


On Saturday, March 23 at noon, Utah Tar Sands Resistance, Peaceful Uprising and other allies will rally together at the Chevron refinery (at 2300 N, 1100W) as part of the cross-continental Week of Actions to Stop Tar Sands Profiteers (March 16–23) (1). Chevron is already refining toxic tar sands oil from Canada, and it plans to refine the oil from the first tar sands mine in the United States, set to begin in eastern Utah in 2013 (2). We will rise up in solidarity to show investors that tar sands is a toxic investment.

From Canada to Houston (3)—and in Utah—tar sands mines and refineries poison air and water (4). The huge tar sands mines of Alberta, Canada are expanding, endangering all the people downstream, the refinery communities, and the workers (5). People downstream are already dying of rare cancers. Utah will suffer the same consequences if we don’t stop mining and refining of tar sands from happening here.
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