The governor talks about fixing Utah air quality, but his actions don't match the talk. Moving the state prison to free up 750 acres for development in Draper and a crude-oil pipeline from Roosevelt to the Salt Lake Valley would make air problems worse.
The Draper element of I-15 is already being overwhelmed by traffic growth from Thanksgiving Point, Point of Mountain and the NSA facility. Adding new ramps to support development of the 750 acres and the additional traffic would create new air problems.
The proposed 135-mile pipeline may be a better option than the current truck traffic, but it also would mean a long-term commitment to continuing oil refining at higher production rates in the Salt Lake Valley.