Tesoro Oil Company

The General Manager for the county's Mountain Regional Water District, Andy Armstrong, says they know that an oil pipeline will be coming through the eastern county. But they hope the alignment can be shifted away from the Weber River Corridor. Rick Brough has more.

Summit County Council member David Ure says that he and his colleagues are hoping they can get the planned alignment of the Tesoro oil pipeline moved away from the river corridor in the east county.

Ure says that plan could impact everything from his Kamas Valley community to the Wasatch Front. Rick Brough 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.

Summit County Council member Claudia McMullin said that a proposed Tesoro oil pipeline going through the county is a new issue for her. But certainly they can't stop it. KPCW's Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council Wednesday quizzed representatives from the Tesoro Oil Company about their proposed 135-mile pipeline, which would carry a waxy crude type of oil from the Uintah Basin to refineries in Salt Lake. Rick Brough has more.

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.

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