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FRIENDS' Comments on the Location of Promontory Point Resources' Monitoring Wells

14 February 2018
February 14, 2018 Scott T. Anderson Director Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control P.O. Box 144880 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4880 submitted via email only Re: Public Comment on Promontory Point Landfill Modification Dear Director Anderson, Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed modification to…

Great Salt Lake Advisory Council's Submitted Comments to DEQ re: Promontory Landfill

07 February 2018
Attention: Allan Moore Solid Waste Program Manager Great Salt Lake Advisory Council January 10, 2018 Utah Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste Department of Environmental Quality 195 North 1950 West Salt Lake City, UT 84116 Re: Promontory Landfill Class V RDCC Project No. 59842 Introduction At a meeting of…

Another landfill for hazardous waste from other states is not the way to generate economic development in Utah

29 January 2018
By Lynn de Freitas and Lindsay Beebee for the Salt Lake Tribune  What does it say about Utah when our neighboring states think of us as the place where they can dump their nastiest garbage? Makes you proud, doesn’t it? In a remote corner of Box Elder County, on the…

Public Information Meetings Regarding Promontory Point Landfill

22 January 2018
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake and our partnering organizations: Utah Audubon Council, Utah Airboat Association, Utah Waterfowl Association, Great Salt Lake Alliance, GSL Audubon, Western Resource Advocates, South Shore Wetlands & Wildlife Management, Inc., League of Women Voters of Salt Lake, National Audubon Society, Utah Sierra Club, HEALUtah, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, Utah Rivers Council, residents and…

Scientists say the Great Salt Lake is disappearing, but could Utah residents save it?

18 December 2017
by Emma Penrod, Salt Lake Tribune Modern civilization has significantly reduced the size of the Great Salt Lake, but the authors of a new study remain optimistic that a cultural shift on the Wasatch Front could still save it. Since the Mormon pioneers arrived in 1847, Utah’s top landmark has…

Bear River Commission Comments from FRIENDS

04 December 2017
Comments from Lynn de Freitas below, followed by additional commentary submitted by Wayne Wurtsbaugh.  December 4, 2017 Re: 20-Year Compact Review Members of the Bear River Commission On behalf of FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake (FRIENDS), thank you for this opportunity to comment on the need to amend the Bear…

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  • To travelers so long shut among the mountain ranges a sudden view over the expanse of silent waters had in it something sublime. Several large islands raised their rocky heads out of the waves. . . . Then, a storm burst down with sudden fury upon the lake, and entirely hid the islands from our view.

    John C. Fremont, Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, 1845