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Published: Wednesday, April 24 2013 4:20 p.m. MDT

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procuradorfiscal
Tooele, UT

Re: ". . . every year between 1,000 and 2,000 people die prematurely in Utah due to our toxic air."

Yeah, right. And, every year another 1-2,000 die prematurely of allergy, due to our toxic gerbils. Or of hemorrhoids, due to our toxic toilet seats.'

See how easy it is to make up phony statistics, for fun and profit?

Truth is, no one dies prematurely in Utah because of toxic air, gerbils, or toilet seats.

Truth is, our air is not toxic. And, truth is, even 50 years ago, when there were days the air burned your nose or eyes, even then, no one died prematurely of toxic air.

It's so sad that disingenuous liberal activists spend so much of their time ignoring, even denying both the progress we've made in the last 50 years, and the intrinsic beauty of a state that is, always has been, among the best places on earth to live.

AC_68
Provo, UT

Last winter's air quality was the worse I've ever noticed. I live in Provo on the east bench. Even today the air looked murkey ... the sun couldn't penetrate. Where is all this coming from?

Lightening Lad
Austin , TX

You can't "clean-up" coal fired generation plants, what has to happen is a conversion over to natural gas, and later to nuclear at a higher cost. Utahans are famous for their cheapness, as far as energy, the choice has to be made whether to pay in so many other ways with dirty coal or save on illness, deaths, polluted soil, rivers, lakes, and air by ending coals use. And then there are those workers killed in mining the crap. Close the plant north of Delta

VST
Bountiful, UT

AC-58 asks, "Where is all this [murky air] coming from?"

Here is the State's (Department of Environmental Quality) supplied air quality figures published on 06 Feb 2013 by the DNews on the sources of all this pollution along the Wasatch Front:

57 percent – generated by vehicles

32 percent – generated from area sources such as small businesses, homes and other sources.

11 percent – generated by industry

Additionally, we now have one million more people living along the Wasatch Front today than we did back in 1980 that have added a significant amount to those numbers.

Twin Lights
Louisville, KY

This is clearly wrong. We can't change the atmosphere. It's too big. This is just a random event unassociated with any human activity.

Big Bubba
Herriman, UT

Having UTA charge people for parking at Trax stations does not help the problem much. Have you seen that big UTA parking facility at the South Jordan Trax station sitting empty? Your hard earned tax dollars built it. Yet Trax stations with free parking are full of cars which would otherwise be on the roads emitting exhaust.

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