Tag Archives: Tavaputs Plateau

(EnviroNews Utah) — Vernal, Utah — The following video report emanates from a demonstration at the PR Springs tar sands test site on the Tavaputs Plateau in late September of 2017. The transcript reads as follows: Emerson Urry (Narrating): In a remarkable turn of events in late September,…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Washington D.C. — Even before Tom Weis made his call for people to show up at the site of U.S. Oil Sands tar sands development, Utah’s own Utah Tar Sands Resistance (UTSR) has been holding campouts at PR Springs to bring attention to…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Washington D.C. — Tom Weis, President of Climate Crisis Solutions was interviewed on EnviroNews DC by Rob Brune. Weis has a strong background in conservation, wind and renewable energy, as well as political organizing. The transcript is as follows: Rob Brune: Okay, I’m…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — In this interview, famed celebrity actress and activist Daryl Hannah was interviewed alongside renowned Native American activist, former Green Party vice presidential candidate and economist Winona LaDuke by EnviroNews USA Editor-in-Chief Emerson Urry. The dynamic duo attended the Cowboy and Indian Alliance “Reject…

(EnviroNews Utah) – With five oil refineries, the world’s largest open-pit copper mine, a nuclear waste dump, two medical incinerators, chemical and pharmaceutical plants, dusty cement mines, countless oil and gas wells and waste disposal operations, a proposed nuclear power facility, America’s first approved tar sands mine and…

(EnviroNews California) – White Rocks, Utah – After a 105 hour work week, and a whirlwind, 5 day, start-to-finish documentary production on America’s first approved commercial tar sands mine in Utah’s pristine Tavaputs Plateau, EnviroNews USA Editor-in-Chief Emerson Urry raced across the massive Uintah Basin oil turf in…

(EnviroNews Utah) – Roosevelt — di·vest [dih-vest, dahy-] – to deprive or dispossess especially of property, authority, or title This is the story of Lewis Cooper, an ex-Pennzoil Capital Relations Manager who also happens to be one of only five neighbors that live up glorious White Rocks Canyon,…

(EnviroNews Utah) – Will Munger of Canyon Country Rising Tide pumped up a crowd of demonstrators at a rally preceding a town-hall featuring Republican Representative Chris Stewart. He made sure to remind people that Tesoro, one of the refineries that is expanding to accommodate increased Uintah Basin crude…

(EnviroNews Utah) – EDITOR’S NOTE: When originally released, this documentary filmed was titled, “Families Camp Out in Protest to Save the Tavaputs Plateau from America’s First Approved Commercial Tar Sands Mine.” The transcript reads as follows: Tar sands, oil sands, asphalt, and bituminous sands. These names all represent…