oil shale http://kuer.org en Advocates: Oil Shale Will Deplete Water Resources http://kuer.org/post/advocates-oil-shale-will-deplete-water-resources <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An environmental group says developing oil shale in the West would require enormous amounts of water – and it’s pointing to a recent court case to back up its argument.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:03:43 +0000 Dan Bammes 48953 at http://kuer.org Advocates: Oil Shale Will Deplete Water Resources 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