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Save the Salt Part 1

The Future of the Salt Flats
Posted July 12 2011 08:11 AM by KevinDiOssi 
Filed under: Editorials, Kevin DiOssi

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The Bonneville Salt Flats is where racing began and now they are decreasing in size. Read on...

The Bonneville Salt Flats is where racing began.  From the early 20th Century, legendary racers have sought to break Land Speed Records or, at least, achieve a personal best.  Bonneville has been the spirit of racing.  Even today with all of the important professional racing programs, Bonneville remains a very personal, amateur activity.

For decades we have seen the Salt Flats decrease in size, strength and thickness.  While it is under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the BLM has done little to protect it.  They have continually allowed mining operations to remove salt from the Salt Flats.  They then have studied the reasons for the loss of salt and concluded it was the result of the mining activities nearby.  They even entered into an agreement, initiated by Save the Salt, to have the mining operations replenish the salt by pumping salt brine back to the Salt Flats.  They followed this with a study which found that the salt replenishment program was capable of  stabilizing the Salt Flats.  What did the BLM do?  They let the agreement to pump salt brine back to the Salt Flats expire.

One would think that with this history, the BLM would be more concerned about an area that has been placed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

So what are they doing?  Well they continue to study, and discuss and wring their hands.  Beyond this, they have nothing to say!  Nothing!  They will say they are concerned about the Salt Flats and the Salt Flats need to be protected.  They will say it is their responsibility to protect this hallowed land.  What are they doing?  Nothing.

What can you do? Go to   and learn more about this precious resource and how you can help. Without your help, the Bonneville Salt Flats may not survive.

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