The Inland Port Will Bring Smog

Last week there was another excellent Op Ed published in the Salt Lake Tribune on the dangers of the Utah Inland Port. This one was written by Tom Walker, a life long Salt Lake City resident. In the piece he discusses the last Utah Inland Port Authority Board meeting with it’s meaningless public comment period, and the real danger that the port poses to our air quality and health:

On Dec. 2, the Utah Inland Port Authority Board held another of its “input theater” events. You know, a session wherein board members enthuse about the economic benefits to be realized, tossing purr words like “green” and “eco-friendly” into the mix.

Such terms have no business being used in connection with any inland port — there is no such thing as a “green” or “eco-friendly” inland port. Rather, inland ports are massive generators of pollutants, pollutants that will blight the Salt Lake Valley’s mostly cuneate topology with particulate likely to resemble the air of a pool room filled with cigar smokers.

Read the full Op Ed entitled If you like smog, you’ll love the inland port here.