Utah Officials Give Canadian Company The Go-Ahead To Expand America’s First Tar Sands Mine

Utah officials have given a tar sands company the green light to continue constructing the nation’s first tar sands mine in the eastern part of the state.

The Utah tar sands operation had already been approved for construction, but the company, U.S. Oil Sands, recently submitted another plan to expand the operation. The Utah Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining approved this new plan, but did so on the condition that the company come up with a plan to monitor air and water quality — an...

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