Salt Lake City, UT—Pop the champagne! Rattle your salt shaker! It’s time to celebrate! The Utah State Legislature approved a $5 million appropriation to restore the Bonneville Salt Flats as part of the state budget. In the past few weeks, Utah legislators received upwards of 1,000 emails from the motorsports community which helped focus much needed attention on the critical funding request. The money will help support a program to restore the iconic land formation in northwestern Utah.“This marks the first public dollars appropriated to restore the depleted salt surface since the land speed racing community began its quest more than [...]
Land Speed Racers and all who hope to see the Bonneville Salt Flats restored to safe racing conditions, please stop writing letters to the Utah legislators. Word came down late Monday from the Save the Salt lobbyist in Salt Lake City asking, "Please, absolutely no more push for emails. If we could stop them all, right now, I would. Mission accomplished on emails. More emails will be counter-productive at this point." So thanks, but stop folks. Please let the legislators and their staff regain control of their "in boxes" in Utah. They got the message.
The effort to save the Bonneville Salt Flats has gained initial support with the State of Utah when it ranked our “Restore Bonneville” program 4 out of 28 for funding through its Fiscal Year 2020 budget. Now the Executive Appropriations Committee needs to
Cheers, kudos and thanks to the land speed racing community for responding to the request to send emails to members of the Utah Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee. Your voices are being heard by Utah lawmakers, and it is making a difference! The Subcommittee ranked our “Restore Bonneville” budget request number 4 out of 28 budget requests. If it keeps this ranking, the State of Utah’s Restore Bonneville program should be funded within the state budget to be approved in mid-March. The program will dramatically increase the volume of salt being pumped onto Bonneville Salt Flats each year. We are not finished Using a Bonneville analogy, [...]