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Published: Saturday, Aug. 11 2012 2:11 p.m. MDT

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UTAH Bill
Salt Lake City, UT

Herbert has done nothing to go beyond the minimum federal standards requiring clean air and water. In fact, the feds have had to threaten Utah with sanctions just to get those minimum standards met. Thank you, feds, for protecting our air and water.

Hellooo
Salt Lake City, UT

How about some incentives to encourage the making of better choices. As the saying goes, "a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down". Threats, penalties may drive the "horse to water", but making it drink will be more difficult while creating an environment of passive aggressiveness that only makes change more difficult. The Governor's timid approach is better as we learn better how to reward improvement. Individuals, business, industry and communities will change when the changes suggested make sense and reduce their costs, instead of increasing costs and having little practicality.

Esquire
Springville, UT

Political will? Depends on what the corporate special interest masters have to say. Let's be honest, the GOP will never go against them.

worf
Mcallen, TX

We need laws against forest fires, and volcanoes erupting. This would really cut pollution. How about the EPA, and all the hot air they put out?

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