If it weren't for the feds requiring Utah to enforce EPA standards, our
skies would be much worse in Utah. Governor Herbert talks "green" but
has failed to put in place any requirements for clean air above the federal
Thank you oil refineries for providing fuel at the some of the lowest prices in
the nation, while meeting the standards for safety and air quality above those
required by the Federal Government. It is great to live in a state that has
cleaner air in 2012 than it had in 1905 even with a ten-fold increase in
Gerald: I think you're overreacting a little (actually a lot).
Don't want to sound smug but I try to do my part.I don't smoke,
a good start anyway. I don't make garden fires and don't do much
recreational driving, and avoid traffic congestion situations when I have the
luxury of a choice.Now, if we could just keep the cost of utilities
down, I won't have to install a wood burning stove either. Are you
listening utility commissioners?
and Slow down and drive the speed limit.BTW - Happy Earth Day
To "Gerald Mayer" if you look at the report from the Wasatch Front
Regional Council titled "Air Quality Newsletter—2008" you will see
that over the past 40 years that the air quality has been improving despite the
fact that the refineries are running essentially the same processes the whole
time.Another interesting fact is that the areas with the most
environmental caused lung problems are areas like Park City, that are far away
from any industrial areas. It would appear that the problems that children face
because of air quality most likely stem from the indoor airquality in their own
homes, and not from industrial sources.
Hellooo said: It is great to live in a state that has cleaner air in 2012 than
it had in 1905 even with a ten-fold increase in population.Please
provide even a shred of evidence for this, because I'm pretty sure
technology has advance since 1905 for the detection of pollutants in the air,
maybe even some pollutants those 1905 scientist didn't even think about.
How many years did the car you drive have leaded gasoline because that
wasn't a problem for science of the time.To the conservative
scientists out there, "Taller smoke stacks used to be good enough for folks,
but some have moved into science for this century.Governor Herbert
has also received $50,000 from a self proclaimed anti-wind and solar energy,
pro-oil drilling, shale, sand lobbyist, go team petro.Redshirt said:
Another interesting fact is that the areas with the most environmental caused
lung problems are areas like Park City, that are far away from any industrial
areas.The wind does not blow equally, and air above a smoke stack
does not stay in place (unfortunately) but that shouldn't stop you from
jumping to conclusions.
We've discussed it here a lot. We, the utah armchair climatologists
association, know that man cannot modify the climate. So we do not have to
modify our behaviour. Vive la status quo.
Hey, if it puts some money in a corportate pocket it can't be bad, can it?
That stuff floating in the air on a cold January morning is nothing more than a
mirage. This is an issue that should not be politicized but because one side
says "Let's take action", the other says "It's all in your
head so take 2 aspirin forget about it."