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August 16, 2016 | Blog Post

Testing Obama's Climate Commitment In the Utah Desert

How the Obama administration responds to a precedent setting proposal for oil shale mining in Utah poses a key test for the president’s climate commitments ratified in Paris last year.

July 22, 2016 | In the News: Arizona Daily Star

Feds Suspend Crucial Permit for Benson Development

"The Corps’ good-faith action to put Vigneto’s development on hold while the Corps and (wildlife service) determine what additional environmental reviews and conditions are necessary is good news for the San Pedro River, and the communities and wildlife that rely on it," said Earthjustice attorney Chris Eaton. "This does not resolve our lawsuit, but is a step forward."

June 15, 2016 | Legal Document

Comments on the Enefit American Oil Utility Corridor Project DEIS

This DEIS represents the first real opportunity for BLM to analyze the impacts of a commercial oil shale project in the United States. Thus, it is vital that BLM take an exhaustive and expansive look at Enefit’s oil shale project and take all steps necessary to protect public resources. Indeed,
the already-known potential harms of the oil shale strip mine and processing plant – to land, water, air and climate – are so destructive that BLM, as part of its obligation to protect the public interest, can and should deny the rights-of-way that facilitate this project.

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