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Published: Friday, April 20 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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UTAH Bill
Salt Lake City, UT

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 minimums.

Hellooo
Salt Lake City, UT

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 population.

PeanutGallery
Salt Lake City, UT

Gerald: I think you're overreacting a little (actually a lot).

Gildas
LOGAN, UT

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?

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

and Slow down and drive the speed limit.

BTW - Happy Earth Day everybody!

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

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.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

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.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

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.

ugottabkidn
Sandy, UT

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."

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