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P-U! Mexico City tries to freshen its odor problem


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  • Baron Scarpia Logan, UT
    Sept. 27, 2013 6:30 a.m.

    It's sad that many sprawling cities in the developing world face dire problems, such as this, that ruin the quality of life. Having spent time in Asia this summer, I experienced similar daily problems in the form of stressful traffic congestion that literally sucked time and energy out of people and flooding problems that closed streets and threatened the first floors of buildings with every drop of rain.

    It is inspiring, however, to see a progressive Mexican government working to fix these problems by tapping the bio-gas to make energy, implement recycling, etc.

    Hover, here in Utah, supposedly in the developed world, it is frustrating to see our own policymakers at a loss as to what to do about local air quality because any government intervention is considered "overreach" and "bad for jobs" -- government bad, pollution-spewing free markets good.