Published: Thursday, Jan. 24 2013 3:05 p.m. MST
The usual suspects, with the usual extremist claims that they use against
progress.If they had their way, we would be living in caves, burning
wood and peat for fires and eating rotting dinosaur flesh and wearing animal
skins until some easilly cured disease killed us.Don't stop
progress, it will find solutions to pollution problems that do not involve
either paying lawyers, or ending the internal combustion engine. Meanwhile, get
out of the way.
We will find progress?It's 2013. Utah is being compared to LA
or Bejing our air quality is so bad.If you can't breathe, you
don't have to worry about living in a cave.
Utah's large valleys suffer so much from winter inversions and the
subsequent health problems they create that we should take the lead in
protecting clean air. Some of family members have a hard time breathing our
during our winter inversions and two close neighbors often have to leave home
for weeks at a time to survive. If treating pollution drives up the cost of
energy it is worth it.
Regional haze in southern Utah's national parks. The last time they traced
this most was coming from Sothen Nevada and ifrom Southern California. since
they won't ban cars from their freeways not much hope of clearing ihaze.
No name environmental group must not have gotten the memo. Probably
didn't exit then and didn't Google the existing studies.Sorry
about the Mount Olympus Widerness getting nailed by this winters bad inversion
but that wasn't caused by power plants either.
the bottom line is this. if the power companies and the oil companies had been
spending on green tech instead of super pacs and ads on t.v. to make people
think they are the good guys they would have wind power and solar in place and
making even bigger profits then they both are now. the plant by delta the area
is sunny most of the time. sloar farms. st george has done it. why not the guys
with the real money.
Aerial haze is a naturally occuring phenomena. It is not the Polluted and
Poisonous air that Utah is experiencing. Call that stuf what it is: Air
pollution.It is killing thousands of Utahns a year yet when Utah
Physicians call attention to it they are told to 'shut up' and that
they don't know what they are talking about.Life is cheap along the
Wasatch front, isn't it?
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