2019 Utah Legislative Session

Current Action Alerts 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE -- ACTION ALERT!

The following three bills have implications for Great Salt Lake and need your support TODAY

OPPOSE H.B. 433 - Inland Port Amendments

H.B. 433 is a new bill that seeks to expand the Utah Inland Port. This means a larger land grab and prohibits local governments from challenging the Port Authority in court. The Inland Port would receive significant shipments of cargo and distribute via ground or rail, which would have major implications for our air and environment.Please call, email, or tweet your Senator and Representative to let them know you DO NOT supportH.B. 433 because Utahns care about the environmental impacts (e.g., air pollution, traffic) from the proposed Inland Port; and tell them why you care about Great Salt Lake.

SUPPORT H.J.R. - 23 Joint Resolution Withdrawing Approval for Class V Landfill

During 2016, the Utah Legislature approved Promontory Point Resources, LLC's proposal to build and operate a Class V solid waste landfill on the shores of Great Salt Lake without an environmental analysis or input from government agency scientists and regulators. Tell House members that it is not right for the Legislature to approve plans for hazardous waste dumps prior to full environmental analysis and permitting decisions by government agency scientists and regulators, and why you care about Great Salt Lake.

TELL HERBERT TO VETO H.B. 220 - Radioactive Waste Amendments

H.B. 220 greases the skids for dumping Class B & C Radioactive Waste and Depleted Uranium at Energy Solutions’ landfill. This passed the House and Senate. Please call, email, or tweet Governor Herbert and ask him to VETO H.B. 220 Let him know why protecting Utah's land and waters from radioactive waste is important to you.

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Why We Care

  • Years ago the Great Salt Lake was a entertainment destination for the people of Salt Lake City. One of my ancestors had a vacation home near Black Rock, where he would take his family to escape the heat and cares of the city. That was a long time ago and a lot has changed since then. For many reasons the lake is not as popular as it once was. But it has been a source of peace, contemplation, and inspiration to me. I reflect on photos I have seen of the grand days of Saltair and the love of floating in the lake. I have done this myself on numerous occasions. I love the sensation of effortlessly floating. And we can escape the cares of the world.

    Clinton Whiting, Alfred Lambourne Prize Participant