By Peter Knudson
Utah Senate Majority Leader, andMike 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
Bureau of Land Management
Salt Lake Field Office
2370 South 2300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
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