Help Defuse Utah's Tar-sands Carbon Bomb
Governor Gary Herbert wants to turn some Utah's most spectacular wildlands into an Alberta-style tar-sands disaster, and we need your help to stop him.
More than 140,000 acres in eastern Utah are already open to tar-sands strip mining, and regulators have permitted mining on nearly 6,000 acres; only an uphill court battle stands in the way of mining on the first of those lands.
Tar-sands mining would decimate wildlands, destroy sage grouse habitat and deplete and pollute Colorado River water desperately needed by endangered fish and millions of people. Once mining begins, it could catalyze 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 to urge Gov. Herbert to abandon his disastrous tar-sands mining plans.
Take action by using this Web address: http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY...
Syndicated 2012-10-22 18:09:00 (Updated 2012-10-22 18:09:03) from proclus