The Great Salt Lake will Die Unless we Act Soon

A recent op ed by Lynn de Freitas says we need to realize that our water credit line is overdrawn, and the lake is calling the loan due.

“The lake is at its lowest level in history, and we have nobody to blame but ourselves. We’ve been using the lake as a credit line for water that we continue to draw against, even though we have no way of paying it back. We are clearly living beyond our means, and it’s time for it to stop.

Take the Utah Inland Port. Where is the water going to come from to support that? If you ask Port Authority officials that question their answer is simple: They don’t know. Nor do they know what other environmental impacts the port is going to have. The Port Authority claims its project will be sustainable and that you ‘don’t have to choose between our environment and the economy.’ Except that sometimes you do.”

Find the op ed here.