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House Democrats to introduce air quality legislation

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  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 12, 2013 12:53 p.m.

    Will dems ever learn that nothing is free?

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Feb. 12, 2013 12:12 p.m.

    Ok, so they want us to use mass transit. Ignoring the actual cost of taking mass transit, who wants to waste that much time?

    My commute currently takes me 30 minutes. If I was to use mass transit, it would jump to 90 minutes to 2 hours. Why would I want to waste 10 to 15 hours per week taking 2 busses and the train?

    As has been pointed out, cars are the primary source. What is the alternative? If we converted all the cars to electric cars, the power plants that run on natural gas will still be fired up and adding to the pollution levels, and will probably require additional power plants to be constructed to handle the load.

    To "Pagan" you realize that those studies do not apply to Utah because here we only have short term pollution problems. All of those studies apply to year round pollution. That is according to the EPA.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 11, 2013 10:02 p.m.

    Why dont you libs seriously consider leges obama usurping the 2nd amendment - TRUTH

    I realize Utah typically votes Republican, and President Obama is a Democrat but really!

    **'Lung Association slams Utah areas for bad air' - By Amy Joi O'Donoghue - DSNews - 04/30/09

    **'Northern Utah's air is the worst in the nation' - KSL - 01/11/10

    **Studies link air pollution to increased risk of strokes and dementia’ – by Amy Joi O’Donoghue – Deseret news – 02/15/12

    **'Study says coal burning in Utah kills 202 a year' - AP - Published by DSNews - 10/19/10

    Utah has a strong Republican majority in the state House and Senate.

    Blame Obama? No. I don't think so.

    You built that.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 11, 2013 6:31 p.m.

    Really......Legislating the air now is a good use of tax payer dollars?

    Why dont you libs seriously consider leges obama usurping the 2nd amendment

  • AlanSutton Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 11, 2013 5:49 p.m.

    Lots of new giveaways. But why should people in Kamas and Castledale pay taxes so people in Salt Lake City can ride buses and trains for free in July and January? It all sounds good; after all, it's better than nothing. But isn't all this effort by the democrats just a reaction to the recent protests? We have had these inversions for years. Why not take some time and come up with something that will work?