The region is home to the largest salt pan in the world (take that, Bonneville!) and covers an area of 16,000sq km. Though there was some concern about the damage they caused directly to the salt plains, environmentalists are more worried about the example their drive will set for other visitors.
A BBC spokesperson said the ecology of the area was taken in to account when filming and no conservation areas were touched.
Jeremy Clarkson and his team have always disliked environmentalists and this latest run-in isn't expected to change anything.
[Source: Metro UK]