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January 22, 2007

Legacy Redux

Barely a year after legal and grassroots pressure from the Sierra Club and other groups forced the Utah Department of Transportation to scrap plans to build the Legacy Highway through Great Salt Lake wetlands, the agency is proposing a new 350-foot-wide, six-lane freeway along the shoreline of Utah Lake, the state's largest freshwater lake. Twenty-six acres of federally protected marshlands have just been restored along the lakeshore, now frequented by bald eagles, deer, geese, ducks, beavers, and other wildlife--including sandhill cranes, which nest nearby. "The federal Clean Water Act is very clear," Utah Sierra Club organizer Marc Heileson told the Salt Lake Tribune on January 21. "They are choosing the most-damaging roadway in the most-damaging location, with not a single transit option." Find out more here.


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