Published: Wednesday, Nov. 30 2011 3:00 p.m. MST
"Mitigating Utah's notorious inversions can have a positive impact on more
than just air quality. According to local business leaders, cleaner air could
improve the state's business climate as well as upgrade the
environment."I guess it's better late then never that Utah's
business community finally came to this realization. Granted, now that the
business community is finally conscious of the problem maybe something will
happen to fix it? I'm rootin' for ya.
when the biggest problem was horse manure in the street, we had clean air.
@hapticz "when the biggest problem was horse manure in the
street, we had clean air."Brilliant. When the biggest problem
was horse manure in the street, we also had measles, mumps, rubella, small pox,
diphtheria, and polio. We had typhoid and malaria, but we had clean air. They
had to rely on sled dogs to get a diphtheria serum to the kids of Nome, Alaska
so every kid in the town didn't die...but we had clean air. I once
heard a wise man who grew up during the depression say, "The only good
thing about 'the good ole days' is a bad memory."
While these measures are laudable, the air will always be murky during
inversions because of simple physics. The sky would be murky with no humans
present because of moisture trapped in the valleys.We should have
realistic expectations on how clear we could "make" the air get.
*'Red air quality alert issued, limit driving' - DSNews - 08/25/10
'A strong high pressure area has resulted in a buildup of pollutants,
forecasters said, making it especially bad for those with health concerns and
breathing problems.' *'Northern Utah's air is the worst in the
nation' - KSL - 01/11/10 'SALT LAKE CITY -- Northern Utah currently
boasts the worst air in the nation, and it's not even a close margin.' *'Lung Association slams Utah areas for bad air' - By Amy Joi O'Donoghue -
DSNews - 04/30/09 *'Study says coal burning in Utah kills 202 a
year' - AP - Published by DSNews - 10/19/10 'SALT LAKE CITY A study
commissioned by Utah state agencies says air pollution kills 202 residents a
year.' Maybe now that the all-powerful BUSINESS leaders in Utah are
concerned about the very air we breathe, some action will be taken to clean it
up. Because the elected leadership of Utah did next to NOTHING when
the people were concerned about: smog Inversion dust in
the air emphazima Lung disease Oh. Wait.
They tried to ban Huka's.
"realistic expectations"?Such as...
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