While working on an upcoming expose on the loss of the salt surface at the Bonneville Salt Flats, and the corresponding intransigence of the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management, we learned today ahead of an official press release that an important breakthrough was made with the principle mining operation at Bonneville—Intrepid Potash. Intrepid has agreed in principle to replace the salt taken from the Salt Flats pound for pound, or possibly more. The breakthrough came after lengthy negotiations between Intrepid, the SEMA Action Network, and the Save The Salt Coalition, and still needs to be vetted by lawyers with a verification agreement before any official announcement. We expect more details by week’s end, and we will give you an in-depth look at the ongoing Salt Flats struggle in the December issue of PHR. In the meantime, stay tuned for details!