Can Utah End Up Like Ohio? Let’s Look Into SB20 and HCR7

Utahs SB20 and what it means

This public tweet says the bottom line about a very big plan.  This article will help link legislative efforts that show this is happening in Utah.


Is the state of Utah planning to exempt itself from future planned environmental disasters? Do they have a crystal ball that’s telling them the future or do they know something we don’t know? Or do they have plans for existing land from previous environmental disasters?

As most of you know by now there has been a string of strange and devastating environmental attacks (that’s what we will call them in this article) on U.S. soil.

Let’s take a look at the recent events in Ohio and then we’ll look at Utah‘s own SB20 and HCR7 that you need to be aware of:

OHIO

We wanted to provide several links from a variety of sources so you can read them and make up your mind. You have those who view this as an intentional attack on the USA from outside or inside, and most of those believe the effects are fairly catastrophic. You then have the other side that sees this as an accident that happened, while it is bad, it’s safe to go back home and there will be some clean-up but overall things will return to “normal.” With that said let’s take a look.

In this article by the website “as”, the author Mario Espinosa de los Monteros mentioned these concerns:

The train was also carrying vinyl chloride, of which five containers loaded with this highly carcinogenic material derailed. Following the accident, a fire broke out in which federal authorities could not ascertain whether vinyl chloride was burning.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), inhalation of this material can cause respiratory symptoms such as difficulty breathing, as well as neurological symptoms such as headaches and dizziness. Longterm consequences also include liver damage and cancer, if exposure is consistent or highly concentrated. The authorities ordered an immediate evacuation of the town that lasted five days, when the government declared that the town was safe to return to. However, families have already begun to express headaches, dizziness, skin rashes or itchy eyes.” but oddly the EPA says “According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), substances such as vinyl chloride, butyl acrylate, ethylhexyl acrylate, and ethylene glycol monobutyl ethers were released into the air, soil, and surrounding surface waters. However, officials have said that the air quality tests show that the area is safe.

So to Mario’s credit he ends his article with the below:

“On the way home driving near the river, the smell would take your breath away and burn your nose and throat,” said Mr. Henry. The population fears the long-term effects on their health from the spills because, despite explaining to the population that it was safe to return home, the authorities have asked the residents of the town to only drink bottled water.”

In this post by firstpost they get a little further into why the event in Ohio is being called Chernoyble 2.0. They contribute this reference to social media posters, and we will start referring to SM as the townsquare, here “As the long-term environmental impact of the disaster remains unknown, some on Twitter and Telegram have dubbed the incident the “largest environmental disaster in history” or  “Chernobyl 2.0”.” With concerning records and statements like the below we can see why.

“The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has said that at least 3,500 fish, including minnows and darters, have been found dead along more than 11.2 kilometers of streams, Associated Press (AP) reported.

A resident in the town of North Lima, 10 miles away from the train derailment site, said six of her chickens died after the “controlled release” of the hazardous chemicals.”

As firstpost points out the residents have some “wants” in order to feel safe. Below are a few quoted:

What do residents want?

While the local officials have assured the residents that it is safe to return to their homes, water is not contaminated and the air is safe to breathe, residents remain skeptical.

Hamner, who has a garbage truck business in the rural Ohio town, told BBC: “I’m at the point now where I want out of here. We’re going to relocate. We can’t do it no more.”

Residents are also fed up with what they say is “incomplete and vague information” about the lasting effects of the disaster, reported AP.

“I have three grandbabies,” resident Kathy Dyke, who attended a town hall meeting in East Palestine this week, said, as per AP. “Are they going to grow up here in five years and have cancer?”

A resident told local TV station WKYC that people were “suspicious, paranoid and worried.”

Another, Kelly Felger, told CNN that “I’m scared, I’m scared for my family, I’m scared for my town.”

People are also angry with rail operator Norfolk Southern, whom they accuse of negligence which led to the derailment.

At least five lawsuits have been filed against the railroad, which has said it will set up a $1 million fund to help the community.

“We are here and will stay here for as long as it takes to ensure your safety and to help East Palestine recover and thrive,” Norfolk Southern president and CEO Alan Shaw said in a letter to the community, as per AP. 

East Palestine Mayor Trent Conaway has said that the train company has “screwed up our town” and “they’re going to fix it”, reported AFP.”

In this article by Vox one can’t help but feel they’re not being told the complete truth via their elected representatives and department leaders. In a quote below you can see how this comes across as patronizing, even if accruate.

“But what is clear is that the train wreck is not catastrophic,” Farmer said. “We’re dealing with a lot of questions and a lot of uncertainty,” she said. “I know that’s very uncomfortable for people, but they should not feel that they are in the next Chernobyl. They are not living in Flint, Michigan. It’s just not on that scale.”

In other words, there’s no material or compound that’s causing severe health problems in a large group of people, or across a large region.

With the event in Ohio people are on high alert, and sadly they’ve been proven correct in being so. There has been a string of train derailments and to most’s shock not the first in Ohio this year. We’ve also had hazardous crashes in Arizona and oddly enough a federal disaster declaration in Arizona about flooding from the Biden regime, the same regime that is refusing to help Ohio.

UTAH

Now this leads us to Utah. Utah has not had any recent events like Ohio but Utah just passed and enrolled SB20. Now what is SB20 about and how does it relate to contaminated land? Well let’s take a look.

Main concerns:

– Government exempts itself from responsibility of environmental disasters
– Annexing entire towns in the name of environmental disasters? (Consolidation of power)
– Growing micro-regionalism and special districts
– Strange coincidental mentioning of trains in relation to contaminated land

 

Government exempts itself from responsibility of environmental disasters

11     Highlighted Provisions:
12          This bill:
13          ▸     defines terms;
14          ▸     for purposes of creating a public infrastructure district, clarifies who is considered
15     the owner of military land within a project area by the Military Installation
16     Development Authority (authority);
17          ▸     amends provisions relating to ownership of a former rail line adjacent to a project
18     area located at an air force base;
19          ▸     enacts provisions immunizing a governmental entity from liability related to the
20     ownership of certain historically contaminated property; and
21          ▸     makes technical and conforming changes.

Does this mean what it appears to? Do they actually have a section in here freeing them from liability? Moreover, comments such as; subsidiary of the development authority if all owners of
51 surface property proposed to be included within the public infrastructure district

Historical Contamination and government immunity?

189 (h) “Historical contamination” means the placement, disposal, or release of hazardous
190 materials or hazardous substances onto, into, under, or in a way that affects real property,

… the protections of Subsection (3) apply to a governmental entity that owns or
199 approves the use of contaminated property.
200 (3) (a) Ownership of contaminated property by a governmental entity, or a
201 governmental entity’s approval of the use of contaminated property does not subject a
202 governmental entity, its agents, or its officers or employees to any liability for or related to a
203 claim arising from, proximately caused by, or related to historical contamination.

Does this line make it so property owners can’t sue the government for destroying their property?

205 (c) A claim made against a governmental entity, its agents, or its officers or employees
206 in violation of this section shall subject the claimant to the payment of double the attorney fees
207 and costs incurred by the governmental entity related to the claim.

Annexing towns in the name of environmental disasters?

This could be seen as a move to consolidate power by creating disasters.

Read further down you find this;
(ii) if there are any registered voters within the area proposed to be annexed, a petition
85 is filed with the creating entity that contains the signatures of 100% of registered voters within
86 the area, demonstrating that the registered voters approve of the annexation into the public
87 infrastructure district; and
88 (iii) a petition is filed with the creating entity that contains the signatures of 100% of
89 surface property owners within the area proposed to be annexed, demonstrating the surface
90 property owners’ consent to the annexation into the public infrastructure district.

It you don’t understand the reason why regional entities and special districts are a serious threat to our freedom, please watch this presentation on regional governments.

Growing micro-regionalism and special districts

Another red flag is the term “Surface rights” and it mentions that the “special district” is in charge of foreclosures and other items.
(Special districts is an alarming regionalist destruction of separation of powers, this session these two bills have been advancing special districts – HB22 and HB77)

Special districts do not represent a republican form of government with freedom supporting separation of powers.

Source

Strange coincidental mentioning of trains in relation to contaminated land

Also consider the UIPA (Utah Inland Port Authority) when talking about rail lines etc. The UIPA already has some very odd carve-outs like a it’s own Public Infrastructure District (PID), etc.  These new micro-regional governments erode the checks and balances that are set up to maintain our freedoms.

63H-1-208. Former rail line.
157 (1) A former rail line automatically becomes included within a project area located at
158 an air force base if:
159 (a) the authority acquires title to the former rail line as provided in Subsection (2); and
160 (b) a portion of the former rail line is adjacent to the project area.
161 (2) Notwithstanding Section 72-5-117, the Department of Transportation may transfer
162 to the authority, at no cost to the authority, title to that portion of a former rail line adjacent to a
163 project area located at an air force base that the Department of Transportation does not need for
164 construction of a freeway interchange.


We are seeing these words: Air Force Base, Rail Line, Surface Property owners, Contamination, Government Immunity etc.

Going back to the 1930s on this site, it was very vague and it says;
“This action prompted the Ogden Chamber of Commerce to take options on several thousand acres of land in Davis County in 1936, eventually donating several hundred acres to the United States government. By April 1939, the United States government had acquired nearly 3,000 acres of land held in escrow by the Ogden Chamber of Commerce as a site for the Ogden Air Depot.” Source

If you’re aware of the history, a big question/concern is if this bill is truly about reviving what’s known as the EPA Superfund area at Hill Airforce base; without them actually spelling it out.  This is connected to the Environmental Protection Agency’s programs to compensate victims of environmental disasters while protecting the government from the consequences. (1997 EPA Superfund record document) (semspub.epa.gov/work/HQ/188231.pdf)

This Provides Utah and the base complete immunity for something that could be very alarming. Their wording is super vague, but this appears to be about them opening the once sealed Superfund site near Hill AFB Site 6 and 7.

How many sealed superfund sites are there in Utah- look here.  Now remember the UIPA and EPA are working together on a social environmental study. Did you know Utah has an “environmental cleanup” program? We do, right here, and here is an interesting page about the DEQ land-related contaminated and cleanup data. Even more concerning than all of the above is this List of Chemically Contaminated Properties, as these relate to housing.

Now let’s look really quickly at HCR7 a resolution.

8     LONG TITLE
9     General Description:
10          This resolution encourages the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs and
11     its partners to submit an application to establish the Great Salt Lake Sentinel
12     Landscape.
13     Highlighted Provisions:
14          This resolution:
15          ▸     addresses open spaces in Utah;
16          ▸     recognizes the importance of protecting Utah’s military missions;
17          ▸     promotes shared conservations of the natural beauty of Utah;
18          ▸     describes the Sentinel Landscape opportunity; and
19          ▸     encourages and supports the submission of an application to the Sentinel Landscape
20     Partnership.
21     Special Clauses:
22          None

Seems totally separate right? Well what exactly is a sentinel landscape? It’s more freedom-destroying regional government where federal policy invades silently our local community.

“The Sentinel Landscapes Partnership is a coalition of federal agencies, state and local governments, and non-governmental organizations that works with private landowners to advance sustainable land management practices around military installations and ranges. Founded in 2013 by the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Agriculture, and Department of the Interior, the partnership’s mission is to strengthen military readiness, conserve natural resources, bolster agricultural and forestry economies, and increase climate change resilience.

From HCR7

59          WHEREAS, a Sentinel Landscape designation promotes shared values and equities of
60     air and water quality, access and value of public open spaces, protection of natural
61     infrastructure, and the rugged natural beauty of Utah:
62          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah, the
63     Governor concurring therein, supports the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs
64     and its partners in applying for the establishment of the Great Salt Lake Sentinel Landscape
65     encompassing Hill Air Force Base, Little Mountain Test Facility, Utah Test and Training
66     Range, Dugway Proving Ground, Tooele Army Depot, Camp Williams, and the Utah National
67     Guard facilities in Salt Lake and Utah County.

Some bills to look at this year

https://le.utah.gov/~2023/bills/static/HB0265.html

and https://le.utah.gov/~2023/bills/static/HB0165.html

and https://le.utah.gov/~2023/bills/static/HB0007.html

and https://le.utah.gov/~2023/bills/static/HB0406.html

and https://le.utah.gov/~2023/bills/static/HB0381.html

Could this be the end goal from SB20 and HCR7- are there other bills that lead us into this dystopian furture?

For more information on Agenda 2030 please check out this blog, and check out this blog for an action alert on water.

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