Stop The Polluting Ports
Learn how you can help protect Great Salt Lake wetlands in Tooele County, as well as water, air, and land from proposed polluting inland port industrial development
Free public forums:
Thursday, November 16
5:30 - 6:30 PM at the Grantsville Library, 42 N Bowery St Grantsville
7:00 - 8:00 PM at the Tooele Library, 128 West Vine Street, Tooele City
Local residents and allies will explain how Tooele County is threatened by two new proposed industrial parks and a rail line that would bring diesel pollution, depletion of water resources, impairment of water quality, noise and light pollution, as well as traffic congestion to Tooele County. The library events will include a presentation spotlighting the at-risk areas and will explain how people can get involved to stop the harm.
This map shows the 2 inland port/industrial park proposals which will be linked by a proposed new rail line between the proposed project areas:
Please join us to learn about the detrimental consequences of these yet to be approved project areas. See where the rail line will be located and how it, and the increased truck traffic from industrial development, might impact travel times in neighborhoods. Learn about impacts to Tooele County’s already threatened water supply and how air quality could get worse. And discuss what this means for Great Salt Lake and the wetlands in Tooele County. Click here for more information about the Tooele County proposals.
What do candidates for the Salt Lake City Mayor and City Council think about inland port and warehouse development issues?
Read the answers to our candidate survey
The port will make our air quality worse, not better.
A dirty fossil fuel port will only make climate change worse.
Great Salt Lake
Destruction of wildlife habitat and harm to fragile ecosystem.
Unstable conditions, and a terrible place to build.
Conflicts of Interests over public funds, with no official plan.
Quality of Life
Traffic congestion, noise and light pollution.
Join the coalition of concerned citizens, communities and organizations in asking Utah's elected leaders to stop the polluting port.
How You Can Help
Learn about the issue and get involved – people power works and the good news is that we are having an impact on this disastrous project. Click here for a fact sheet on the inland port is and check out our Issues & Information page to learn more about what proposed Utah inland port is. Also check out www.UtahInlandPort.org - Utah Inland Port Jurisdiction’s official website
The Port Authority Board meets quarterly and allows for general public comment, as well as comment on action items. See when the next meeting as on our Events page. By testifying before the Port Authority Board, community members are creating a public record of concern. You can also register your concerns through written comments.
Help us grow our coalition by sign up for our mailing list and come to one of our coalition organizing meetings.
Sign and share our petition to Stop the Polluting Port on your social media.
Tell your elected officials and candidates for office what you think – local elected officials need to hear our concerns loud + clear that this issue is important. Reach out to your state legislators, county and city representatives and candidates for office.
Write a Letter to the Editor or Op-Ed – getting a letter or op-Ed published in your local newspaper can help raise community awareness and influence decision makers. Also, if you use social media help spread the word there.
Don't know what to say? Click here for a fact sheet on the inland port is and check out our Issues & Information page to learn more about what proposed Utah inland port is.
For more information or to get involved contact Deeda Seed, at the Center for Biological Diversity, at firstname.lastname@example.org