And then there is the symbolic cancellation of fireworks for July 4, and July
24, by Mayor Becker. But he says nothing about eliminating the fireworks during
the New Years celebration and the many fire pots around town at the time
inversions are the worst. Real grandstanding for the cause.
Its odd that a newspaper can run an article on wood burning stoves without
mentioning just how dirty they are, here is a comment made by Rep. Patrice
Arent, D-Millcreek on the subject:"Heating a home with a wood
stove, she said, produces as much pollution as 200 natural-gas furnaces" And Rep. Edward Redd, R-Logan, said: "wood stoves make
up as much as 7 percent of the pollution during winter inversions"In the quest to clean Salt Lake Valley air, wood heat looks the ultimate
"low hanging fruit"!
It seems to me that people want to hold on to their old life style but have
other people change to clean up the air. It is going to have to be a joint
effort. Many things will have to change to clean up the air. If nothing
changes nothing will change.
@cjbWhy not Rocky MT Power and the government offer free solar cells
to all homes and just pay the flat fee some $50/month would be good!
If we really want to clean up the air we should implement a system where cars
are charged by the mile to drive on the roads rather than how much gasoline they
use. This will make gas hogs more affordable.Then we ought to allow
Rocky Mountain Power to charge people who put solar cells on their roof a