This Green Earth - June 4, 2019 Deeda Seed

Jun 4, 2019

Last year, legislators passed a bill that established the Utah Inland Port Authority. It will cover some 16,000 acres, or 25 square miles of land just west of the SLC airport; half of it north of I-80 and the other half south. The port will be comprised of warehouses, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers. Proponents of the port say it’s a unique economic opportunity that will bring jobs and connect the state directly to the flow of international trade. But opponents say, not so fast. They have a list of concerns including those on the environment like air quality, water use, habitat loss, energy consumption, and other waste generation. We speak with Deeda Seed about these issues. Deeda is an organizer for the Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental advocacy group. She's also a member of the community group Stop the Polluting Inland Port.