Robert Adler, James I. Farr Chair and professor of law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, published an op-ed titled “Debate over proposed GSL project is democracy in action” in The Salt Lake Tribune on July 23, 2009.
Adler’s op-ed was a response to Rep. Kerry Gibson’s piece that favored Great Salt Lake Minerals Corporation’s proposal to significantly expand its operations in Great Salt Lake and viewed public hearings on the matter as unnecessarily delaying the review process of the permit application. Adler responded, “members of the public who take their valuable time to comment in this kind of public process, on any side of any issue, are not disrupting orderly review. They are participating in, improving and informing an orderly review. Whether they ‘win’ or ‘lose’ on any specific issue, they are simply being good citizens in an open democratic society.”
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