Environmental groups are suing the Utah Division of Air Quality hoping to stop an oil and gas refinery expansion the regulator approved in Salt Lake City. The Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club and Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment say the expansion would move the state further out of compliance with federal air quality standards.
Work could begin soon on a new oil refinery in Green River, Utah, bringing more than a hundred stable new jobs to that community.
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development will provide more than 12-million dollars in tax incentives to Rock River Resources, based in Houston. It’s agreed to create 125 new jobs at its proposed refinery to be built next to I-70 in Green River. The state has already issued an air quality permit for the project, and construction on rail links to the site could begin this summer.