Inland Port

What is the proposed inland port?

Please watch this video for a greater understanding of what the inland port would be and how it had the potential to threaten our health and the environment.

​In 2018, the state of Utah took control of tax revenue and land use decisions for more than 25% of Salt Lake City to facilitate the construction of an ‘inland port’ – a giant freight transfer and warehousing facility proposed for the city’s northwest side.

About 10,000 acres of the area is undeveloped and is part of the Great Salt Lake ecosystem, which provides habitat for over 10 million migratory birds from over 300 species.

The proposed port would further harm our air quality, increase greenhouse gas emissions, create noise and light pollution, and harm critical wildlife habitat.

UPHE is one of several local organizations in the Salt Lake Valley that make up the Stop the Polluting Port Coalition.

Read this report by Dr. Brian Moench on the environmental and human health impacts that an inland port in the Salt Lake Valley could have.

Let’s not allow the beautiful Great Salt Lake ecosystem be turned into a polluting freight train rail yard and diesel truck stop that would be the inland port. Photo by Charles Uibel.

How You Can Help

​Learn about the issue and get involved – people power works and the good news is that we are having an impact on this disastrous project.

Join the Stop the Polluting Port Coalition

Join the coalition of concerned citizens, communities and organizations in asking Utah’s elected leaders to stop the polluting port. The community groups and organizations that make up the Stop the Polluting Port Community Coalition want to stop the proposed Utah inland port in order to protect the health and well being of humans, the environmental, and wildlife in the Salt Lake Valley.

To join the Coalition, sign up for our mailing list for status updates and dates of upcoming meetings and events.

Sign Up

  • Help us grow our coalition by signing up for our mailing list and receive updates on the port and upcoming meetings and events
  • Sign and share our petition to Stop the Polluting Port on your social media.

Show Up

Attend Inland Port Board Authority meetings, Stop the Polluting Port Organizing meeting, and Envision Utah Working Group meetings to educate yourself on what is happening, to speak up against increased pollution in our state, and to learn how you can get further involved. Click here to see when the next meeting are or follow UPHE and the Stop the Polluting Port Coalition on Facebook.

Speak Up

  • Testify at one of the monthly Port Authority Board meetings. You can either speak during the public comment period, comment on action items, or register your concerns via written comments.
  • Reach out to your state legislators, county and city representatives, and candidates for office and voice your concerns.
  • Write a Letter to the Editor or Op-Ed. Getting a letter or Op-Ed published in your local newspaper can help raise community awareness and influence decision makers.
  • Spread the word on social media.​

Click here to read Op Ed written in February 2019 about environmental concerns regarding the inland port.