NSA

Politics
3:00 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Should the State Collect an Energy Tax on the NSA Facility in Bluffdale?

The floor of the Utah Senate
Brian Grimmett

Utah Senators reluctantly gave preliminary approval to a bill that would give the NSA data center in Bluffdale an exemption from paying a utility tax.

Sen. Jerry Stevenson’s SB45 limits the ability of the Military Installation Development Authority, or MIDA, to levy an energy tax against the recently constructed NSA data center. He says an agreement to not collect this tax is one of the reasons why they chose to build here and if they don’t pass this bill they won’t be living up to their commitment.

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Politics
1:05 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

Activists Rally Against NSA's New Utah Data Center

Dane Phillips speaks against the new NSA data center in Bluffdale
Brian Grimmett

Activists from all parts of the political spectrum rallied against the new National Security Agency data center located near the Point of the Mountain today in an effort to “Restore the Fourth,” a reference to the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

“What does the NSA system give us, does it give us safety?" asked Dan Garfield of the group Restore the Fourth.

"No!" came the response from the gathered crowd.

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