Thank you to Utah state Rep. Casey Snider and state Sen. Daniel Hemmert for trying to create a board that will support open space, habitat and endangered species. Unfortunately, the funding mechanism of taxing depleted uranium, which is currently not allowed to enter Utah, seems to be a bad idea.
I'm not sure if you are looking out for the best interests of Utahns by being good stewards of our environment or if the intent is to accommodate EnergySolutions’ request to store 800,000 tons of depleted uranium. Either way, the board sounds like a great idea. The depleted uranium, not so much.
As the current bill stands, I would have to say it is a no for HB0233.
If you agree, feel free to contact your legislators and let them know you'd like them to oppose HB0233.
Maurena Grossman, Salt Lake City