Bad air prompts doctors to seek health care emergency from governor

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  • dustmagnet heber city, UT
    Jan. 24, 2013 4:37 p.m.

    The Governor can't control everything BUT he can do a lot more than he is doing! I am sick and tired of hearing the ignorant excuse that reducing pollution means less jobs. Reducing pollution does not need to mean loss of jobs - just doing the work in a less polluting way.

    Can the Governor be impeached?!

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 24, 2013 11:44 a.m.

    Doctors are only theory.

    We can pray away the pollution.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Jan. 24, 2013 11:18 a.m.

    Ah, what do those doctors know about anything?

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    Jan. 24, 2013 11:10 a.m.

    I listened to the good Dr. in a radio interview yesterday. In true elitist fashion he suggests, the smelters be shut down for the inversion, refineries shut down for the inversion, people be prevented from driving, but he said he drives during the inversion because he has a job to do and he can't wait for public transportation to get to work and the air quality is to bad to ride his bike. Notice that all their suggestions cost someone else money or jobs. Free UTA, on a national scale, 70 percent of jobs are not accessible by public transit. The smelters are a 24 7 operation, you have to make sure they are emptied of materials, then it takes days to start up. Demand for copper doesn't stop for an inversion. Demand for fuel goes on during an inversion. Maybe, the good doctor would be willing to send all his copper back and close his practice during an inversion. Thus no one would be driving to his office during the inversion.

  • LDS Tree-Hugger Farmington, UT
    Jan. 24, 2013 10:21 a.m.

    They also want to drop freeway speed limits to 55,


    I give this one my #1.

    Slowing drive speeds from 75 to 55 reduces emmisions by over 25%,
    It's easy to implement,
    and public safety is improved because there are fewer accidents due to sliding and reduced visibility - espesecally at night!

    Making companies cut back production by 50% during those times would be my #2 choice,
    not for being pro-business, but because of the additional public safety factor for everyone driving slower.

  • SME Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 24, 2013 6:15 a.m.

    Do they expect 50% of Kennecot and oil refinery employees to take a furlough? Should 50% of people who drive to work take vacation tiem or unpaid leave? Are 50% of the people pushing these actions going to stay home from work? I find all of these actions unlikely.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 23, 2013 11:02 p.m.

    So long as private business turn a profit, why would our Utah legislation do anything?