KPCW aired a live broadcast of the Project for a Deeper Understanding's community forum, exploring the science, logistics and concerns of the Tesoro oil pipeline slated to cross through Summit and Wasatch counties to a refinery in the Wasatch Front.
A seven-member panel will be on tap for a public forum to discuss the proposed Tesoro oil pipeline slated to run through Summit County, carrying an oily crude oil to the refineries in Salt Lake Valley. Leslie Thatcher has more.
Summit County's Manager and his staff are looking for ways to create a beefed-up county ordinance governing pipelines while the Tesoro company is proposing a pipe from the Uintah Basin running through the county.
But that meant the staff were burning the midnight oil Wednesday night to meet a deadline. Rick Brough has more.
Some major water suppliers on the Wasatch, including the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, are concerned the proposed Tesoro oil pipeline could pose catastrophic risks, since the line will be routed along river corridors like the Weber River.
Scott Paxman, assistant general manager of the Weber District, is convinced the pipeline will happen; they just have to make sure the line is as safe as possible. Rick Brough has more.
Because of a snafu, Summit County residents now have until April 21 to submit comments on the proposed Tesoro oil pipeline, which would run fromn the Uintah Basin, through Summit, to refineries in Salt Lake. Rick Brough has more.
State Senator Kevin Van Tassell said he generally likes the alignment proposed for a Tesoro oil pipeline, from the Uintah Basin to Salt Lake - though he said there likely are some local issues here he isn't familiar with. Rick Brough has more.
The deadline to submit comments to the U.S. Forest Service on the proposed Tesoro pipeline is this Monday, March 17th. Given that, the Summit County Council Wednesday reviewed their concerns and comments, and directed their staff to pass those on to the Feds.
The Summit County Council does not have a lengthy agenda Wednesday, but will look at Economic Development on the East Side. And they have a chance to ask questions about the Tesoro pipeline. Rick Brough has more.