Resources

Oil Shale (Kerogen)

Oil shale and tar sands remains a speculative industry in the arid lands of the Colorado Plateau. A general lack of water is why the industry will never be viable. Even if alternative chemical washes are used to separate bitumen from sand, for example, it still requires 1.5 to 2 barrels of water to refine a single barrel of synthetic crude. What this extraction will accomplish is physical damage to the Colorado River watershed, which supplies culinary water to nearly 30 million people. It will also create more CO2 in the atmosphere, which is the #1 killer of the Rocky Mountain snowpack, which provides 85% of the Colorado River's total annual water supply. Our watershed needs investors to create a reliable energy supply that will heal the water supply of the Colorado River, not destroy it.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Click here to send a message to the Department of Water Quality about proposed strip mining operations by Red Leaf Resources in the Uinta Basin.

New Information Regarding Red Leaf Resources Mining Permit

STATE LAND INVENTORY FOR OIL SHALE IN UTAH

  • 93,000 State Trust acres are leased for oil shale
  • A typical lease lasts 10-years
  • Not all land can be surface mined (some requires underground mining)

ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD: Red Leaf Resources


ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD: Discharge permit Red Leaf Resources

Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining (UDOGM)

Red Leaf Resources Inc. (oil shale mining permits)

  • UDOGM permit files (complete) (Username and Password: ogmguest)
  • Red Leaf Resources @ Southwest #1
  • Red Leaf Resources @ Southwest #1b
  • Red Leaf Resources @ Site #1
  • Red Leaf Resources @ Site #3
  • Red Leaf Resources @ Site #4
  • Red Leaf Resources @ Site #6
  • Red Leaf Resources @ Site #7
  • Red Leaf Resources @ Site #8
  • Red Leaf Resources @ Site #9

OIL SHALE STRIP MINING @ INDIAN RIDGE

Notice of Intent (NOI) to Commence Large Mining Operations. Red Leaf Resources.

November 2011 - Red Leaf NOI Protest. Living Rivers and Western Resource Advocates.

February 2012 - Notice of informal hearing for Red Leaf Resources.

February 2012 transcript of Red Leaf hearing.

March 2012 - Living Rivers request for agency action

To SUBMIT A LETTER of concern to Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining click here

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BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

BLM EA on paving of Seep Ridge Road in Uintah County

Oil Shale & Tar Sands Programmatic EIS

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CORPORATE WEBSITES

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DOCUMENTS

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ECONOMIC VIABILITY

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ENDANGERED AND THREATENED SPECIES

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EPA - ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT DOCUMENTS

 

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GEOLOGY

Oil Shale and Tar Sands web page. Utah Geologic Survey.
Tar Sands Bibliography (2009). UGS.
USGS publications library

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BIBLIOGRAPHIES

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LEGAL

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MAPS & GIS

Google Earth

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SITLA

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University of Utah

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PHOTOS

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NEWS

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NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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TRADE ASSOCIATIONS

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UNIVERSITY

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USGS

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UTAH GOVERNMENT

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VIDEO

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WILDLIFE

Southest Utah (includes East Tavaputs Plateau)