Much of the land leased for Strip mining are within the boundaries of the Utes’ Uncompahgre Reservation, on lands stolen from the Tribe under the Dawes Act of 1887.
This is a partial list of companies and agencies that are in tar sands development in Utah. UTSR has been following and sharing information with the public about tar sands related issues. We have done research, GRAMA requests, formal complaints, public comments and attended state agency meetings about tar sands and oil shale in Utah.
Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands administration (SITLA)
Petroteq formerly known as MCW energy
Us Oil Utah formerly known as US Oil Sands and Earth Energy Resources
Vivakor Viva ventures energy group