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Published: Sunday, March 31 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Grover
Salt Lake City, UT

The plan and the letter are so intrinsically sensible that I fear the backlash that will probably come from the "dirty air is guaranteed in the Constitution" crowd.

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

To "Gina Morris" unfortunately the plan is also insane and makes no sense for the problems that Utah has. What the "Utah Moms for Clean Air" forget to mention is that Utah's air problems are temporary, and are not year round problems. The bad air is a result of inversions and stagnant air flow over the valley.

Look at it this way. Would you replace all of the windows in your house because you can hear the thunder during really big lightning storms?

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

One of my main problems with the GOP is exemplified perfectly by Redshirt. Does the GOP even know what they stand for anymore? Do they even care?

No alternatives are offered.
No solutions are given!

It is merely, NO NO NO and DENY DENY DENY.

Instead of looking at the facts and working for the best solution, they act as bullies on AM radio. It's, "My way or hit the highway!" When has this ever been the case in American politics? The only other time that I can think of was in the 1860s... Where have all the moderates gone? Where have all the smart people gone? Have they all become Democrats? Where are the GOP's solutions?

All they ever offer us are the exact same vitriol that got us into the mess that we're in! And it's obvious that the majority of Americans don't agree with them, else they NOT Obama and the Democrats, would have won the White House.

Do repubs want to join the rest of us in the 21st century? Or not? If they don't, then it will be a very long time before they sniff the White House again.

Redshirt1701
Deep Space 9, Ut

To "The Real Maverick" stop being a typical liberal.

According to both the EPA and the American Lung Association, Utah does not have a year round pollution problem. It is a fact that Utah has temporary pollution problems that are due largely to weather patterns.

However, since all you want to do is attack me because the facts that I present go against the opinions that you and your ilk love, I will take your vacuous post as a sign that you cannot supply facts that support your position.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

How expensive is clean air to you? How expensive is clean water? Soil?

See, repubs don't want to address these issues. Business, as history has shown, won't clean up their messes if it hurts their bottom line. Which is why government needs to step in. Like the cat who keeps the mice in line!

What good is your money if your planet is ruined? Repubs, what good is your life if your health is failing?

The fact is redshirt, we need to be responsible to our lord and our land. Doing the best we can to clean our planet is the least that we can do. Stop polluting, it is time. Climate change is a proven fact, it is time to address it. If not, then the GOP will quickly fade into history! The grim reaper is at the doorstep, the next move is yours.

Redshirt1701
Deep Space 9, Ut

To "The Real Maverick" yes climate change is a fact. That is not in dispute. The cause of climate change has yet to be understood, and that is where your ilk and the rest of the world disagree. But that is just another distraction from the facts and issues at hand.

Again, the issue is pollution, not climate change. The facts that the EPA and other groups have gathered for Utah state that Utah has short term pollution problems that are due to weather patterns.

What good is money if you can't afford to eat? If you watch the highly liberal documentary "Cool It", they explain how all of the plans that your ilk has to offer will be more damaging than to do nothing.

How do you or any reasonable scientist propose to fix the short term pollution problems that Utah has? Should we build giant fans to stir up the air? How about we shut down everything except the power plants when the bad weather conditions are present? What is your solution?

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