A bill that shuts off the NSA Data Center’s water is back

Posted at 1:04 PM, Jan 23, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY — A bill that would shut off the water and power for the National Security Agency’s massive data center in Bluffdale is back in the Utah State Legislature.

Rep. Marc Roberts, R-Santaquin, has reintroduced his bill that would cut off material support for the center. HB 150 directs the state or any contractors “to refuse support to any federal agency that collects electronic data within this state.”

The bill is being run in protest of the NSA’s electronic surveillance activities. Roberts introduced the bill last year and vowed to bring it back after it did not advance in the legislature.