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Thursday, April 27, 2006


By Peter Knudson
Utah Senate Majority Leader, and

Mike Dmitrich
Utah Senate Minority Leader

One of the important things about being American is the opportunity to shape your own destiny and the destiny of the community in which you live.

Utah is faced with a moment of decision, and you could play a pivotal role in the outcome.

A few months ago, the Utah Senate passed a resolution in opposition to the transportation of radioactive waste across public land on its way to a proposed repository in Skull Valley. The vote was unanimous. Even with the mountains that can sometimes divide us - religious, racial, political philosophy, location - we can at least be united on this ONE thing:

It is not right, effective, efficient, reasonable, legal, healthy, safe or fair for the beautiful state of Utah to be forced into becoming a litter box for toxic nuclear waste that originates far beyond our borders.

Freedom means making choices, then living with, and learning from, the consequences. Nuclear power and nuclear waste? Utah doesn’t produce any. No lucid construction of reality will demand that the people Utah should bear the burden of its aftermath.

We need you to write a simple letter.

Let the BLM know how you feel about nuclear waste being unloaded and transported across your public lands. Let them know that allowing construction of a rail spur is unconditionally inconsistent with the mission and responsibility of the BLM.

Send it to
Pam Schuller
Bureau of Land Management
Salt Lake Field Office
2370 South 2300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84119

E-mail: pam_schuller@blm.gov
Fax: (801) 977-4397
This upcoming decision will impact you, your state and your posterity for generations to come. You can help the BLM avoid a big mistake. Please write your letter today.

Information to get you started:
Utah DEQ Fact Sheet

BLM: Comment period ends May 8

More state concerns


Blogger The Senate Site said...

I received this E-mail today and thought I'd pass on the information:

"As you may know, a nuclear waste company called Private Fuel Storage (PFS) is seeking permission to store 44,000 tons of high-level nuclear waste just 50 miles upwind of downtown Salt Lake City. The Bureau of Land Management, which has the power to deny PFS’s proposal, is accepting public comment on the issue up until May 8th.

Gov. Jon Huntsman, in coordination with Sen. Orrin Hatch, Rep. Chris Cannon, Rep. Jim Matheson and Rep. Rob Bishop, is going to declare this Friday, April 28, “No Way Day,” and will be holding a press conference/rally at 12:00 pm in the State Office Building auditorium behind the Capitol. He will encourage Utahns to write letters to the BLM opposing approval of a transfer facility needed for transportation of the nuclear waste casks.

Non-profit groups, chambers of commerce, business leaders and community activists will be participating and all concerned citizens are invited to attend. We encourage all state legislators to come and participate in this important public awareness event."

Hope to see you there!

Peter Knudson

4/27/2006 5:44 PM  
Anonymous jb said...

Keep the waste out! Great job on this issue! I've sent my letter.

4/28/2006 1:13 PM  
Blogger The Senate Site said...

Thanks JB!

4/28/2006 1:15 PM  
Anonymous Diamondback Jack said...


4/28/2006 2:17 PM  

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