Ever been to Utah? Tar Sands could destroy it.

Help Defuse Utah’s Tar-sands Carbon Bomb

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Utah is ground zero for Alberta-style tar-sands strip mining in the United States.

More than 140,000 acres of Utah’s eastern highlands are already open to tar-sands strip mining, and regulators have permitted mining on nearly 6,000 acres near the Book Cliffs; only a difficult court battle stands in the way of mining on the first of those lands.

Tar-sands mining would do tremendous damage, decimating wildlands, destroying sage grouse habitat and depleting and polluting Colorado River water needed by endangered fish — as well as millions of people. Once it begins, mining could set in motion a wildly inefficient cycle of energy and water use, igniting a carbon bomb that will further dry the Colorado River, melt the Arctic and acidify our oceans.

Please take a moment today to send Gov. Herbert a letter urging that he abandon his disastrous tar-sands mining plans.

 

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