Will Utah Air Quality board sign off on federal pollution rules?

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  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    June 6, 2013 2:36 p.m.

    coming from the BO misadministration and his totalitarian EPA, I have severe reservations about the benefits being touted.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    June 6, 2013 8:58 a.m.

    This President told us that the Obamacare wouldn't cost us a dime more. He told people they would save, maybe $2,500. Vote for the Obamacare and then read it was his mandate to the elected officials in the Senate and Congress who had taken an oath to understand the law before they voted. Otherwise, they voted in violation of their oath and conscience and law. When you do that you have no integrity and honor serving the people who elected them to office.

    I believe that this EPA ruling may sound good on paper but in reality, it is more of the same from Al Gore who invented the Internet. He also pushed the carbon footprint and credits to allow him to fly around in his personal jet and have homes that aren't green and energy efficient as I understand.

    We produce coal power in Utah for California consumers so the clean coal burning does not impact on their emissions. Very innovative thought processes in California and they are making money on the Utah coal products and companies that produce the coal powered electrical power.

    The law is arbitrary and capricious in application and in the rule.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    June 6, 2013 5:31 a.m.

    How will raising gas taxes decrease air pollution? Anything to make a dollar is what this phony tax mongers are doing.

    Yes we do have some atmospheric brown pollution that follows the freeways where all the emission testing is done, but its not private vehicle em missions that is polluting the state nor is it the many factories or refineries who are already meeting federal emission standards. That leaves very few other options to consider before a blanket tax that will do nothing about the problem.

    The real problem is the state is refusing to put controls and regulations on commercial use in state vehicles and business who are the majority of the brown haze violators. Just as when we drive on wet and salty roads you get a sample of the brown pollution when the salt and mud stuck on your car is left on the roads.

    The toxic problem with Wasatch air pollution is the residue of salt, mud, and commercial off road vehicles and construction jobs who are the violators. The state employes no oversight or ticketing of vehicles who enter paved roads without cleaning or removes the mud and debris from their vehicles, its the law.

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    June 6, 2013 12:47 a.m.

    As a person with lung issues who is forced to leave Utah every winter merely to survive; the additional auto costs seem minimal in the face of the economic damage smog is perpetrating on the Wasatch front. Utah should not be penny wise and dollar foolish with public health