January 31, Legislative Update Action Alert

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Welcome to the 2021 Legislative Update

This issue includes highlights of week two, what we can expect in the week ahead, and information for protecting wildlife and the environment. Please direct any questions or comments to Steve Erickson: erickson.steve1@comcast.net.

About the Legislative Update
The Legislative Update is made possible by the Utah

Audubon Council and contributing organizations. Each

Update provides bill and budget item descriptions and status updates throughout the Session, as well as important Session dates and key committees. For the most up-to-date information and the names and contact information for all legislators, check the Legislature’s website at

www.le.utah.gov. The Legislative Update focuses on legislative information pertaining to wildlife, sensitive and invasive species, public lands, state parks, SITLA land management, energy development, renewable energy and conservation, and water issues. The Update will be distributed after each Friday of the Session. We may also send out additional Action Alerts during the Session as

issues arise that need quick action. We hope each Updateissue will prepare you to contact your legislators with your opinions and concerns!

January 31, 2021

ACTION ALERT!

Testimony in budget hearings by the Utah Inland Port Authority and State Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) revealed that both are moving ahead with plans to develop a new railyard – and will be seeking state funding for this effort. (See Budget News) This rail-to-truck transfer facility has been described as the “lynchpin” to the success of the Port, but it has not been discussed publicly for more than a year.

Call your legislators and tell them to insist that UIPA come clean with their plans for this dirty new railyard. The public’s right-to-know what is being done with our tax dollars is at stake. Tell legislators that NO public money should be spent to develop this transfer station unless and until UIPA and SILTA make a public commitment to conduct a full environmental impact analysis!

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Legislative Update #2-January 31, 2021
Legislative Update #1-January 24, 2021