Salt Lake City Tribune, June 20, 2012
By acting this way, officials who are clearly salivating over the very thin prospect of an oil shale boom succeed only in undermining their own legal, political and ethical case. State officials would better serve their local colleagues if they told them so, rather than enable them with feeble excuses…
Officials from the three Utah counties, as well as Garfield, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties in Colorado and Wyoming’s Lincoln County, gathered to brainstorm with representatives of would-be oil shale exploiters. Also present were Kathleen Clarke, top public lands adviser to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, and John Nowoslawski, Utah state manager of “unconventional energy development.”
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