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Oil shale conditional use permit expanded

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Mary Bernard – Vernal Express

Red Leaf Resources commercial oil shale production is proceeding in the construction of its EcoShale In-Capsule container in southern Uintah County.

On Monday, Oct. 20, the Uintah County Commission approved a request by Ames Construction to amend an existing Conditional Use Permit for a man camp to add five more modular units.

“This particular group is doing construction for Red Leaf,” said Matt Cazier, Uintah County Planner.

Residential units have been placed on private land located on 5800 South Seep Ridge Road for the workers.

“They want to keep their guys out there because they are running them in shifts rather than sending them back to town,” Cazier said. (…)

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