Groups blast air quality plan as new winter pollution season kicks off

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  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 2, 2012 10:31 a.m.

    I realize that even if there were no people in the Great Salt Lake Valley there would still be an inversion and air quality problems.

    Which merely means that a moderate approach to environmental clean up is not adequate for this issue. Utah must clean up its air or ultimately face an economic backlash when people begin avoiding dirty polluted cities.

    Cleaning up air so people can survive is an activity where aggressive action is not merely nice to have, it is absolutely required

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Nov. 2, 2012 5:10 a.m.

    The problems with air quality standards in Utah is they only apply to non government and non business standards. In other words, the people and their cars.

    For any air quality standard to work, it has to apply to business and government as well. What the people do is out of their hands and left to industry to do their required part in clean air.

    The state is think is the biggest contributor of foul air and winter haze over much of northern Utah. Second biggest is construction vehicles and not cleaning their vehicles when the leave muddy and dirty construction sites that UDOT should be having controls in contractors they hire. The state of Utah is so business friendly it will sacrifice men, women, and children lives just so they don't offend them in to leaving this state.

    So far every law our legislators have come out with has exempted the biggest contributors of bad air days, themselves and government and road and building contractors. Until the state admits they are the problem, there is no solution and clean air days will be limited to when the wind blows.