Join the Utah Tar Sands Resistance in Grand Junction and Silt, Colorado, November 8th and 9th for a community discussion tar sands and oil shale extraction in the Colorado Plateau.
Friday, November 8th in Grand Junction, CO:
12PM- Wraps on Main (150 W Main Street)
7PM – Center for Independence (740 Gunnison Avenue)
Saturday, November 9th in Silt, CO:
4:30PM – Silt Library (680 Home Ave)
In Utah, tar sands mining could soon begin–for the first time in the U.S.–and the tar-like oil would be refined in North Salt Lake. This, however, does not make this Utah’s battle alone. US Oil Sands, a Canadian Company, currently has a test pit just minutes from the Colorado border, and the devastation projects such as this will wreak on the lands, air, water, wildlife, and communities of the Colorado Plateau effect us all.
While this first project lays on state land, the BLM has also designated 800,000 acres across Utah, Colorado and Wyoming for tar sands and oil shale extraction.
Mining, shipping & refining tar sands in the region would harm our air, and our health, even more than refining regular crude, making it a major climate justice issue. Join us to work on creating SOLUTIONS to this human health nightmare, while forging a resilient community that’s empowered to take action!
Thank you for being the FRONT to halt this desecration of Earth/Gaia. I am from Durango and spend much of my time in the canyons and valleys of the miraculous Colorado Plateau. This vast natural wonder is not only one of the most beautiful places on Earth, it is one of the most sacred. I fully support your efforts and feel that tar sands should not in any way be alowwed in Utah and Colorado, nor in any part of the USA after seeing the dvastation it left on the land in Canada.
Peace and Persistence,