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Replacing Alienation with Cooperation on Track for Bonneville Salt Flats Restoration

FOR RELEASE JANUARY 29, 2016 Contact: Louise Ann Noeth  |  louise@savethesalt.org Salt Lake City, UT – – Back-to-back years of wet weather, coupled with years of federal mismanagement, has created unsafe surface conditions and ramped up frustrations among the land speed racing community. Save the Salt Coalition and the Utah Alliance recognized that adversarial postures would contribute nothing to the restoration of the Bonneville Salt Flats, an Area of Critical Environmental Concern, and instead spent the past six months cultivating new, productive relationships with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Intrepid Potash-Wendover, and elected representatives on city, state and federal …

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Timeline for Bonneville Salt Flats: Racing, Mining, Science, Legislation

Below is a historical snapshot of what has occurred out on the Bonneville Salt Flats over the last century. It looks at motorsports, mining, scientific and engineering studies, federal land management and legislative actions. The salt speedway is in trouble. While some insist remedial action is being taken to spin a positive outlook, the bigger, long-term picture remains bleak. What remains gloriously intact for more than 11,ooo years has been virtually decimated in less than a century. Many factors are in play. Bonneville, as Hemingway once remarked, is a “movable feast.” Bonneville Salt Flats Timeline The Bonneville Salt Flats (BSF) …

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The Miniaturization of the Bonneville Salt Flats

Below is an open letter to the BLM that took about 10 minutes to write after  years researching the historical aspects of the Bonneville Salt Flats. It is well known that I have an affinity for land speed racing, yet my American citizen self is simply fed up with the pretty talk and well-crafted run around that has been given the motorsports community. What set me off was the last-minute “chicken-out” by Kevin Oliver, BLM District Manager who was to be part of a frank, public discussion about the plight of the salt flats hosted by the Salt Lake City Tribune. …

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Listen to LandSpeed Louise on Cars YEAH

Recently, I spent a very entertaining 30 minutes with Mark Greene who drempt up a creative way to talk with folks who give energy to the automotive profession on every conceivable level and facet. His approach is fresh, the conversation lively so this was an easy, free-wheeling interview that I hope it will be as enjoyable for you while listening.  Mark asked for a variety of photos and chose the one of me driving an delicious Allard taken many years ago whilst zooming around a gymkhana on an active airport.         If you are inclined, have a listen. …

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READY LIKE TEDDY TELLS THE TALE FROM 100 YEARS OF BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS RACING

                    A century of speed has rolled across the famed Bonneville Salt Flats. Starting in 1914, with “Terrible” Teddy Tetzlaff, the velocity milestones are still rising, roaring and raging. The 2014 racing season brings Kaylin Stewart, a rookie 16 year-old teenager to the starting line determined to set a class record in excess of 200 miles per hour.  First-time racers at the Bonneville Salt Flats are affectionately called “salt virgins” because running on the panoramic sodium-soaked pancake always imparts startling insight about its many hidden difficulties. Every smarty pants who thinks …

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