Aside from this bill - why is DEQ not tightening up their permits so that
violations of the Clean Air Act also violate permits? Violations I have
witnessed are not fined or prosecuted, I have been told, because the language in
the permits, written and granted by DEQ, are so "loose" as to allow
violations of the Clean Air Act. Why is this? Why is this allowed to continue?
But, you missed the real meat of the story. Senator Dabakis, the lone Democrat
on the committee, who said this bill would define this session of the
legislature, was one of three who killed the bill (with Hinkins and the chair,
Jensen). Therefore, it appears this vote also helps define Dabakis and, to a
great degree, the Democratic Party in Utah. Lots of talk; no guts; no glory.
I thank God we have the feds regulating our air and water quality in the state
of Utah. If not, we'd be in much worse shape. Our leadership would not be
meeting even the minimal fed standards if they could avoid them.
There is no way a Tea-Party-infested state government like the one in Utah is
ever going to agree to MORE regulation than required by the Federal Government.
The Tea Party doesn't do good governance.They're all about demonstrating how bad government can be.That's what happens when you elect government-hating politicians into