Keep Dirty Energy In the Ground
The Colorado Plateau is ground zero for the battle to keep the United States’ supply of dirty energy in the ground. The strip mining of oil shale and tar sands deposits threatens to decimate northeastern Utah, and takes the country in the wrong direction in terms of carbon output. The Trust is leading efforts to prevent the Colorado Plateau’s federal public land, air, and water resources from being destroyed by oil shale and tar sands mining. We aggressively oppose oil shale and tar sands mining proposals through litigation, and through policy initiatives designed to force the industry to bear the external costs of its carbon output, land degradation, and water use.
Danger: Mine Site
Mining landscapes like these for the underlying tar sands deposits takes our nation in the wrong direction with regard to climate, water, and public land policy.