Advocates: Emails show Utah oil shale meeting was illegal

From The Salt Lake Tribune

Open-government advocates say documents obtained through a records request show that three Utah counties illegally closed a meeting during which they discussed how to oppose a federal plan to limit oil-shale leasing.

Colorado Common Cause objected when Uintah County organized a March 27 closed-door Vernal session with officials from several Utah, Wyoming and Colorado counties. The group filed records requests with the counties and received 450 pages, many of them emails, some of which indicate industry lobbyists helped craft a resolution that the counties later passed.