Published: Tuesday, Feb. 12 2013 4:15 p.m. MST
I have lived in this valley for over 40 years, we have 2 large mountains that
hold in the inversion..I have heard Geneva Steel Plant blamed, I have heard
Kennocot blamed, I have heard cars and to much traffic blamed..The inversion
sets in every year.. You bulldose more Orchards, and grassland, to make
worthless abandoned buldings.. The only thing that cleans air is plants..So
whats more important? That abandoned shopping mall and parking..or cleaning up
and reseeding with plants that clean the air!
I have car pooled for almost 28 years. I estimate I have save somewhere between
$25,000 - $30,000 over that time. The carpool friendships are good and the
occasional little naps when it is not my turn to drive are restful. I
don't know how much pollution we have avoided in those 28 years but it
helps me feel like I am doing something to help - I highly recommend carpooling.
**'Lung Association slams Utah areas for bad air' - By Amy Joi
O'Donoghue - DSNews - 04/30/09**'Study says coal burning
in Utah kills 202 a year' - AP - Published by DSNews – 10/19/10**Studies link air pollution to increased risk of strokes and
dementia’ – by Amy Joi O’Donoghue – Deseret news –
02/15/12 Now, before anyone accuses me of single-handedly creating
the pollution in Utah... so they can justify more pollution. I would like to point out, I started driving when I was 32 years old.
So that makes my contribution to car emission, zero for the first three decades
of my life. Whereas.... **'EPA inventory shows
Utah's sources of greenhouse gas' - By Amy Joi O'Donoghue -
02/05/13 - Published by the Deseret News 'WASHINGTON —
The nation's power plants continue to be the single largest stationary
source of greenhouse gas emissions, according to new information released
Tuesday by the Environmental Protection Agency.' It's
time to make Utah, able to support Human life again.
All they have to do is raise the taxes, it always works when accountability is
adjustable. Red day UTA isn't feasible, they have other ponzi schemes to
spend our tax dollars on. The 2nd biggest factor is over
concentrated development and unsustainable busienss stressing natural resources.
The biggest factor is 18 lane roads from one end of the valley to
the north and south borders of the state all being sprayed and treated with
environmentally hazardous salt, mud, dirt, and commercial vehicles with loosely
written and regulated emission standards. Individuals cars and
vehicles are not polluting with emissions however alternative fuel and hybrid
cars are worse polluters than SUV on high octane gas according to new studies
and information being released.Pollution is from salting the roads
and commercial haulers spilling and tracking mud debris onto road surfaces that
are being thrown up in the air. Go east or west of the freeway and its all
there, the brown cloud is the freeway and its government contributions to
pollutionStop salting roads and force limited commercial use of
vehicles with mileage based taxes on commercial vehicles only. Its time for
business to be friendly to citizens of this state.
The legislature will respond by passing a bill that gives tax credits to people
who buy SUV's and then explain to us how having more SUV's on the road
will help clear our air. That's just how our legislature works.
I love Utah - but I will be moving within the next two years because my lungs
simply cannot take it any longerIf the legislature wants Utah to
remain business (and human) friendly - they must tackle the problem NOW and do
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