Dear Utah-Thanks to your inability to get anything accomplished for the
good of your citizens, I will not be coming back. I have tried to live in your
smoggy valley twice now, and both times I ended up with health issues related to
the pollution that you are so good at ignoring. Pulling strands of pus out of my
blood-shot eyes and wearing a HEPA mask is not my idea of a good time. You are
literally forcing people to choose between their health and their livelihood. My
husband and I chose to move away from higher paying jobs for better health in
rural Colorado. My eyes are thanking me daily. We are also trying to get
pregnant again, after a year of deciding that it was not worth it to risk an
unborn child's health due to pm2.5.Good luck with your smog. We
won't be coming to visit.
Every thing including the kitchen sink has been blamed for natural inversions
when its the governemtn who is the primary contributor to pollution and its
arrogance to exempt itself from complying with any air quality laws.Air quality is not industrial or vehicle emissions, its the arrogance of
indiscriminate inconsideration they exempt themselves from obeying or doing
anything to lessen pollution and particulates in the I-15 corridor from Ogden to
Provo. Modifying a few state owned vehicles has no affect on air quality,
vehicle and industrial emission is not an issue at all, its the river of brown
mud and salt and 12 lanes of road along I-15 that has driven air quality out of
sight and dangerous. Over development, selfish tax greed, and careless s acts of
intent to punish that is our demise.This states government leaders
are about to drive out many more businesses and close the doors of any industry
who tries to compete with these irrational and arrogant laws.
With all the costs with permits and fees and parts and labor, sounds like
it's cheaper and easier to pay a fine, since all they want is money any
This is a ridiculously weak plan that cannot bring us back into compliance given
our likely future growth. The marginal improvements it includes will be totally
outweighed by the increased number of vehicle miles driven.The EPA
has every reason to simply reject it out of hand and impose additional penalties
for our continued noncompliance.It's too bad the Air Quality
Board couldn't actually come up with a plan to achieve serious improvement.
Good luck Utah, with this endeavor.