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01/06 2017

Will Trump Save the Salt Flats?

UPDATE

By the time land speed racers got the legislation details into the hands of lawmakers in Washington DC the contentious election cycle was so upended it prevented any meaningful work getting done before the new administration.

A lobbyist has been hired and new strategy has been embraced.

Salt Lake City Tribune writer Emma Penrod published another report on the continuing saga of the land speed racing community’s efforts to ignite restorative actions to the beleaguered Bonneville Salt Flats.

Read the full report here: http://www.sltrib.com/home/4773483-155/who-can-save-the-bonneville-salt

For those who think Save the Salt is out-of-line for heaping big blame on the BLM, please read this fact-loaded, science-heavy letter to then Secretary of the Interior Stuart Udall, penned in 1961 by CAR&DRIVER auto writer Griff Borgeson. We can’t make this stuff up.

Griff’s respectful appeal:

http://savethesalt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/udallpg1547.pdf

Save the Salt reminds everyone that we are not a special interest group with selfish ideals. This effort is meant to restore an American treasure that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Land Speed Racing is only one of many user groups adversely affected by the steady salt crust decline.