We would all be better off if we had been able to vote for having some of the
severance tax revenue applied toward subsidizing energy efficient and
less-polluting public transportation at lower cost to riders--thereby really
encouraging people to drive less.
@VST In Massachusetts and other states that are concerned about
water contamination from salt (sodium chloride), they use different, non-soluble
traction agents like sand, which also contribute particulates to the air. Just
thought you'd like to know.
to 2 cents: Salt on the roads saves hundreds of lives each year. and
Business vehicles of any kind bring food to our grocery stores, mail to homes
and businesses, people to people and all other sorts of very good things. I
thought you should have a right to know.
Too many colors. What color is hazardous? It looks like dark green which is on
the other end of the scale. Stick with three levels or no one will pay any
attention to any of them.
To the people who complain about pollution all the time lets make a deal. You
all get together and live off the grid for 5 years. That includes not using
anything that causes pollution. Trucks to ship food to you, clothing that is
made from the evil pollutants. We people who hate pollution and want to fix the
problem without killing our lifestyle will monitor you. If you can survive those
5 years, without complaining we will do what you guys want to do. I
think that is fair. You guys will live the life you want and we will live our
lives. We will give up our lifestyle if you can only maintain the lifestyle it
will take to do what will have to be done in order to get zero pollution.
Air quality is not the problem of citizens, the state fails identifying why and
what is being targeted as making the air bad. Inversions are natural events and
on their own do not affect air quality. The state is being elusive at releasing
detailed information of what the inversions are trapping. Particulate size is no
longer and acceptable response.We have a right to know that by
salting the roads with thousands of ton's of salt is causing pollution of
the air hanging along the I-15 corridor they just made more hazardous with a
much large parking lot of idling dump trucks and haulers. We have a
right to know if business use of heavy equipment and hauler trucks on the roads
is polluting the air. There is very little effort by the state of
Utah to minimize business use vehicles to limit air pollution. The
problem of pollution by private cars and vehicles are no longer relevant in air
pollution, its now time to get down to the truth so the proper violators can be
I read the entire article and I looked at the scales. I have to say that this
new method is very confusing to me. Simple is always better and this new 6 color
scheme is not simple. Stick with the old..Green, Yellow and Red.
The public has an attention span of about 20 seconds. I'm not sure moving
from 3 colors to 6 is a good thing. Eyes will glaze over.
This whole change assumes that any of us paid any attention to it anyway. And, even after reading the entire article, I'm still not sure what
the 6 colors are. I got Red, Orange, and Yellow. I assume Green is still a
color. But what are the other two? Did I just miss them somehow?
What are we? Homeland Security? Instead of working to fix our lousy air &
target major polluters, we'll just change the scoring system. And we keep
voting for the same guys that got us here.