A Call to Veto Port Fund Bill
Members of the Stop the Polluting Port coalition visited the Utah State Capital in person to deliver a letter to Gov. Spencer Cox after the legislative session, calling on him to veto a bill that would create an “infrastructure bank” designed to help the development of the Utah Inland Port and satellite ports.
$75 million that would be set aside specifically for port projects.
In their letter and during public comment, anti-port organizers slammed the funding framework as “anti-democratic,” and an effort to circumvent the normal public process for determining how money will be spent.
“It is deeply troubling to me that millions of Utah taxpayer dollars will be in the hands of just five people,” said University of Utah student Natalie Chamberlain during more than an hour and a half of public comment. “This public money is going to private interests for private purposes to build a polluting port — all done with very little transparency or public input.”https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2021/03/18/inland-port-opponents/?utm_source=Salt+Lake+Tribune&utm_campaign=bf559f9c1d-topstories031821&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dc2415ff28-bf559f9c1d-45533458