The proposed inland port is set in the wrong place at the wrong time and by the wrong methods.

In 10 years’ time, all the churches in the valley will have reinvested in sustainable energy and the little tubby guys on the hill will be running around trying to look as green as possible.

The beautiful, iconic, world-renowned lake will be protected, surrounded by marshes with millions of wonderful birds. The solar-powered rigs will slip quietly past, smaller, with their owner drivers who keep all their profits and get their jobs from a vast cooperative network.

The rigs and flights will have boosted the rural economy of central Utah, and the vast platoons of warehouses, built on stable land to green standards will reflect their desert setting.

Mona Delavan, Salt Lake City