Protesting the Center Formerly Known as “Delta”

People unhappy with the new name for the Delta Center, home of Utah’s Jazz Basketball Team, gathered in front of the building tonight to protest the recent name change. “Energy Solutions Arena” is the new name of the facility. Many Utahns are unhappy with a Utah icon being named after a nuclear waste facility.

Is this what Utah really wants to be known for?

HEAL Utah organized tonight’s event. Durign the press conference, a boycott was been called against all enterprises of Larry H. Miller, Jazz owner and supposed pillar of the community.

Here is a list of Miller’s holdings:
LARRY H. MILLER HOLDINGS (Source: State of Utah Department of Commerce register)

All-Star Catering
American Capital Services
American Toyota Used Car Super Center
American Toyota Used Car Super Center
Arizona Tank Lines
Arrowhead Honda
Backcourt Barbecue
Barry Engle Chrysler Plymouth Jeep
Barry Engle Suzuki
Big Dogzz
Broadway Sweets
BTL Group, Inc.
Burger Works
Café Etc.
Café Ole
Casitas Del Sol (St George)
China Express
Club Emilia
Commerce Financial
Cottonwood Post #15, American Legion
Cottonwood Thrift & Loan
Emilia, LLC
Fast Break
Finet Broadcasting
First Western Heritage Leasing
First Western Heritage Leasing
Fitnet Network
Ford Super Store
Gateway Grill
Grill Works
Heidelberg West, Inc.
Heritage Imports
Icy Eagle
Icy Golden Eagle
Icy the Eagle
Jordan Commons Megaplex
Kar Mart Automotive
Karmart Automotive
KG Retail Stores
Magnificent Movie Showcase
Main Street Deli
Mayan Express
Megamax 70
Megaplex 17 at Jordan Commons
Old Chicago Dogzz Company
Presidential Club Homeowners Association Inc (4625 S 2300 E)
Prestige Leasing
Rapid Enterprises
Romano’s Pizza
Salt Lake City Bees
Snack Attack
South Parc, LC
South Town Auto Mall
Super 70
Super 70 Theatre
Super Screen
Super Screen at Jordan Commons
The Delta Center
The Event Headquarters
The Mayan
The Mayan Café
The Mayan Restaurant
The Movie Guy
Thrifty Car Rental
Thrifty Rent A Car
Thrifty Sales
Utah Auto Credit
Utah Auto Credit – Downtown
Utah Automobile Dealers Association
Utah Car Credit
Utah Sports Marketing
Value Auto Center
Value Auto Center
Walking Taco

Links to News Coverage of the event
Fox 13 – Protestors Rally Outside EnergySolutions Arena: Protestors Rally Outside EnergySolutions Arena
KCPW – HEAL Utah to Protest at Environmental Solutions Arena
KUTV – Protest, Petition Drive At EnergySolutions Arena
KSL – Group Protests Energy Solutions Arena
ABC4 – – Group protests renaming of Salt Lake City’s Delta Center after nuclear waste firm
Deseret News – Activists protest ‘Melta Center’- 3 dozen object to connotations of arena’s new name

Photos of tonight’s protest

Sister Radical Cheerleader Eileen and I sang to fans as they piled in to watch basketball, songs like this:
Take me out to the Waste Dump (tune of “Take me out to the ball game”)

Take me out to the waste dump
Take me out, I’m so proud
Pay Energy Solutions to ship nuke waste
Cancer is-s a small price to pay
Cuz I’m one in a million who lives here
And if we all die it’s OK
Cuz you want 8 stories to fill at your
Nuke waste dump.


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