zombie mine plan rises at PR Springs

2020 Resources changes name and owners to revive scam operation at PR Springs.

Like a zombie that comes back from the grave, the Tar Sands scam is too lucrative to die. 2020 Resources formerly known as US Oil Sands, has recently changed its contact address and agent info to David Sealock. David Sealock resigned as the CEO of Petroteq on March 31, 2020.As the CEO of Petroteq, Mr. Sealock was able to rip off shareholders and local businesses in Uintah county. Successfully milking the Petroteq tar sands scam project before moving on to buy 2020 Resources. 2020 Resources LLC, A division of Sky Quarry Inc. 136 East South Temple, Suite 1400 PMB 589. Salt Lake City www.skyquarry.com has filed a notice of intention to revise large mining operations at PR Springs Utah. Permit file M0470090. 

From the permit file Utah mine inspector April Abate writes:

On Thu, Jan 7, 2021 at 11:38 AM: “Jamie, We will still need to have the layout the solvent extraction process details in your new mine plan. This will undoubtedly affect the type of equipment and machinery you will be using at the facility. This will likely change at least some of the equipment currently at the facility that is listed in the bond cost spreadsheets. Once we receive your significant revision to the mine plan, we have 30 days to review it and make comments. Typically we will have comments that require you to respond to so that will be another few weeks for your company to review and submit the responses. Once/if we issue a tentative approval decision, we ask for the new reclamation bond then it will go to a 30-day public comment period. This project has been fiercely contested in the past, so I would expect that you would receive opposition comments to reactivate the operation. If the opposing parties ask for an informal hearing then it could take even longer. Based on my past experience with this operation, your schedule of mid-summer 2021 is probably not very realistic given the time it will take to revise the permit and the potential for opposition given this mine’s history. I just need to be honest with you about this. You should also check in with the Utah Division of Environmental Quality – Groundwater Protection Division to see if they are going to require a groundwater discharge permit for your operation. They may have their own requirements depending upon how you will engineer your solvent extraction system.”      

idle mine owned by 2020 resources

View of mine processing are from Seep Ridge Road

Sky Quarry bought a bankrupt project that has NEVER produced oil commercially. However these people involved seem to have no intention of actually producing a viable product. This mine at PR Springs is an important piece of the charade that is tar sands in Utah. What is being extracted from PR Springs and the other tar sands projects in Utah is investors money.

The companies that run these rip off mines are also damaging the environment. They are polluting waters and leaving a mess on the land. Local businesses in Uintah county have given credit and services to these “Foreign Limited Liability companies” who can bankrupt and default on debts over and over. Meanwhile paying their directors large salaries from investors’ monies.

Sky Quarry makes fantastic claims of clean and green projects to lure investors.

From Sky Quarrys web page: “Sky Quarry is a true green R3 (recycle, reuse, reduce) clean technology company – developing the science, engineering the technology, which will bring in a new era of sustainable recycle and reuse of asphalt shingle waste material and environmentally clean oil (ECO) production.”

Sky Quarry is now describing strip mining as REMEDIATION. A new trend in the tar sands scam circuit. 

From Linkedin: ” Environmentally clean, yet collaborative, Sky Quarry’s process removes asphalt bitumen from the asphalt shingle waste, contaminated soil remediation or oil saturated sands, without the use of valuable water resources and limiting the greenhouse gas exposure to our environment.”

Zombie mine plan should die

Sunset in PR Springs Canyon

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