The state of Utah continually shows they are not interested in the welfare of its citizens. Recently, attorneys for the state of Utah and the Inland Port Authority requested a judge reject a restraining order filed by Salt Lake City regarding the inland port project, arguing the project has been planned for over 40 years and the state is in negotiations “with a number of very prominent companies.” As a Salt Lake City resident in my early 40s, I see the inland port as outdated and dangerous. We are in a climate catastrophe and there is no reason to bring this dirty project into our backyard. The inland port is estimated to add hundreds of new diesel trucks a day to our roads. This is only one of many terrible additions it will bring to our city and state.
Multiple studies confirm the ill-effects of environmental pollution. Utah has an estimated 1,000-2,000 deaths a year related to air pollution. Air pollution causes harmful multigenerational effects due to particulates becoming embedded in the placenta and in our brains, showing a strong correlation to Alzheimer’s dementia and risks for chronic diseases.
Utah must protect the health of its citizens.
Salt Lake City