Stop The Polluting Port
Protect Utah's Future
Join us to stop the polluting port!
In 2018 the state of Utah took control of tax revenue and land use decisions for more than 25% of Salt Lake City to facilitate construction of an ‘inland port’ - a giant freight transfer and warehousing facility proposed for the city’s northwest side.
About 7,000 acres of the area is undeveloped and is part of the Great Salt Lake ecosystem, providing habitat for over 10 million migratory birds from over 300 species.
The proposed port would further harm our air quality, increase greenhouse gas emissions, create noise and light pollution, and harm critical wildlife habitat.
Together we are pushing back against this terrible proposal, please join us!
Why Stop the Inland Port?
Residents, neighbors, small businesses, doctors, teachers, students and environmental organizations have all joined our community coalition to stop the proposed polluting inland port.
NEW: Learn about our work to hold port developer Rio Tinto accountable - read and sign our letter calling for protecting the land instead of developing it: Read the letter and
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.
To learn more, check out our Issues & Information page.
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 - Utah Inland Port Jurisdiction’s official website
The Port Authority Board meets once a month 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, Senior Utah Field Campaigner at the Center for Biological Diversity, at