Winter inversions hitting Utah harder, more frequently

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  • sfbayutes Los Gatos, CA
    Jan. 23, 2013 11:04 a.m.

    I love Salt Lake as a skiing destination and have organized group trips there every year, but this will be the last. The smog on our last trip was unbearable - the last thing you want or expect when you travel for vacation. Utah truly has the best snow and some great mountains - it's unfortunate that bad air ruins it.

    Why isn't there a Manhattan-project local effort to solve the emissions problem? I can't imagine how people can live in those conditions and not do something about it...

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 23, 2013 3:36 a.m.

    LOL, fireplaces? Really, does anyone really believe this a problem in Utah? The wood alone costs small fortune to buy, harvest, and burn and people have tuned to thier NG heaters that are more efficient and cheaper to use. There are more people in Park City and Heber that burn more wood than in all of SL County, Davis County, Utah County, Weber County combined.

    Look around, does anyone see brown or black smog clouds over the residential areas of the valley? No they don't and this fireplace accusation is just a hoax because many homes in the 1960 and 1970 had them installed during building but they are no longer in use for economic reasons.

    The air pollution is the cost of irresponsible development and business expansions. We have 16 lanes of roads down the back bone of the Wasatch front valley and our air quality is an expansion of this environmental mud and debris highway spewing road and tire pollutants over 100 feet into the air for equilibrium dispersal as all elements do.

    Its not homes or personal transportation polluting this valley, its government greed and irresponsible development and the commercialization process in a naturally occurring environmental bubble.

  • Trapped in Utah heber city, UT
    Jan. 23, 2013 12:27 a.m.

    If the State and Governor would only put as much effort into protecting the people and the environment as they do "industry" we might actually see a ray of sunshine (literally!!!)

    Reducing industrial pollution does not mean closing businesses but rather, requiring businesses to mindfully use the technology available to minimize pollution. It need not cost jobs but rather, save lives!

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 22, 2013 10:23 p.m.

    Coal mine.

    Copper mine.

    Fire places.

    Legislation that does nothing about air quality. (No carbon caps, emission cap legislation, etc)

    And depleted uranium from Italy.

    I wonder if any potential tourists' will read this?

  • Dixie Dan Saint George, UT
    Jan. 22, 2013 8:38 p.m.

    As long as residents continue to burn wood in their fire places, the inversions will continue to get worse every winter.