tar sands http://kuer.org en Wildflowers Proposed for Endangered Species List http://kuer.org/post/wildflowers-proposed-endangered-species-list <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The federal government is planning to protect two kinds of wildflower that grow only in eastern Utah and western Colorado – and only in areas where there are oil shale or tar sands.</span></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:33:21 +0000 Dan Bammes 33511 at http://kuer.org Wildflowers Proposed for Endangered Species List Lawsuit Could Challenge Tar Sands Leasing http://kuer.org/post/lawsuit-could-challenge-tar-sands-leasing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seven environmental groups are telling the Bureau of Land Management they plan to sue the agency over its&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/info/newsroom/2013/march/nr_03_22_2013.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">leasing plan for oil shale and tar sands</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; They say the agency didn’t consult the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the possible impact on endangered species.&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 20:18:25 +0000 Dan Bammes 30048 at http://kuer.org Lawsuit Could Challenge Tar Sands Leasing Final Plan for Oil Shale and Tar Sands Development Announced http://kuer.org/post/final-plan-oil-shale-and-tar-sands-development-announced <p>US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced a plan to encourage oil shale and tar sands development in the Mountain West. The Bureau of Land Management&nbsp;released its<a href="http://ostseis.anl.gov/"> final plan</a> Friday to develop and test technologies to extract these fossil fuels in Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming. But the citizen&nbsp;group Utah Tar Sands Resistance says this move will endanger the environment and public health.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 23:31:06 +0000 Andrea Smardon 26868 at http://kuer.org Final Plan for Oil Shale and Tar Sands Development Announced KUER News Pod: Tuesday November 20, 2012 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-tuesday-november-20-2012 <p>Governor Herbert sends a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the “Tar Sands Monster” pays a visit to downtown Salt Lake City, and the Utah State Board of Regents OK’s a policy change that could increase college tuition for those who drag their feet.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F68179743&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:29:30 +0000 Brian Grimmett 21330 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Tuesday November 20, 2012 Protesters Challenge Tar Sands Decision http://kuer.org/post/protesters-challenge-tar-sands-decision <p>About two dozen demonstrators gathered outside the Bureau of Land Management Office at the Gateway to offer their own "People's Environmental Impact Statement" on tar sands.&nbsp; They object to a decision by the federal government to make more than 130,000 acres available for tar sands development in Utah.&nbsp; Right now, the only active tar sands project in Utah is the proposed U.S. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 22:21:55 +0000 Dan Bammes 21293 at http://kuer.org Protesters Challenge Tar Sands Decision