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Disputed rail project seeking to ship eastern Utah oil to more lucrative markets clears hurdle with $21 million funding boost

(Source: Salt Lake Tribune, June 13, 2019)

VERNAL, Utah — A controversial rail proposal, which would connect the Uinta Basin’s waxy crude with Gulf Coast refiners, cleared a crucial milestone Thursday by securing a $21.4 million grant from a Utah panel that doles out money from a fund fed by federal mineral royalties. The Seven County Infrastructure Coalition sought the grant to conduct planning and environmental reviews needed to get the wheels rolling on the Uinta Basin Railway, an 80-mile line from near Roosevelt to the Union Pacific tracks at the head of Price Canyon.

Full story: Salt Lake Tribune

Friday, June 14, 2019

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