Trapped in Politics: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of the Utah Seismic Safety Advisory Council

March 1994 (VOL. 12, NO. 1)

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Utah faces serious earthquake risk from the alignment of its major population centers with the historically active Wasatch fault. This paper identifies the origins and traces the life history of the Utah Seismic Safety Advisory Council, paying special attention to the partisan political shift which contributed to its 1981 legislative failures and organizational demise.