Tech blogger and grassroots political activist Joe Levi speaks in favor of the Utah 4th Amendment Protection Act at an interim committee hearing on 11-19-14
A report on the Utah water/NSA bill hearing yesterday hit the Associated Press today has been going viral online, hitting Drudge Report, ABC News, and elsewhere:
With some prominent privacy activists recognizing that appealing to Congress to stop NSA spying is futile, a hearing today in Utah shows that there is another path to shutting down mass surveillance. One that can work.
On Nov. 19th, the Utah 4th Amendment Protection Act, a bill which addresses resources being used by the state to facilitate the NSA data center in Bluffdale, is up for an important interim committee hearing. The letter below was drafted by Susan Barretta of Restore the Fourth – Utah – in support of the bill. It should be seen as a blueprint to support similar action in states across the country.
A recent CATO at Liberty blog touting the safety of an underground nuclear waste storage project in Nevada that has stalled omitted one key fact: it was state resistance responsible for stopping its development.
A bill that would set the stage for turning off the water at the NSA datacenter facility in Bluffdale, Utah will get a public hearing this month, and your action can help move the legislation forward.
“The NSA built one of the biggest ever data centers in the world in Bluffdale, Utah. And now locals want to cut off its water supply. I went to have a look.”