Major Utah oil-shale project clears ‘tremendous milestone,’ but at what cost to the environment?

Read the full story in the Salt Lake Tribune.

North America’s first commercial oil-shale operation cleared perhaps its biggest hurdle when the federal government authorized a 14-mile corridor across public land in eastern Utah’s Uinta Basin to service a proposed strip mine and processing plant that could produce 50,000 barrels of crude a day — but also deplete the Green River.

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