Energy company wants Ute Tribe held in contempt over project
The Ute Tribe of Utah is in a dispute with an energy company whose agreement was written by the tribe's controversial former financial adviser.

The agreement gives Questar Gas Management "complete access" to the reservation for 20 years to build and operate a natural gas processing plant. It was written by John Jurrius, whom the tribe has accused of fraud, and it was approved by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The tribe says Questar has failed to follow tribal and federal laws and ordered a halt to construction. But Judge Dale A. Kimball said the agreement gives the company the right to continue work.

Questar now want Kimball to hold the tribe in contempt for blocking construction.

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Ute tribe at odds with Questar and judge over gas plant (The Deseret News 7/13)

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