Air quality improvement plan receives unanimous approval

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  • khippor Dolores, CO
    Dec. 5, 2013 10:46 a.m.

    Dear Utah-
    Thanks to your inability to get anything accomplished for the good of your citizens, I will not be coming back. I have tried to live in your smoggy valley twice now, and both times I ended up with health issues related to the pollution that you are so good at ignoring. Pulling strands of pus out of my blood-shot eyes and wearing a HEPA mask is not my idea of a good time. You are literally forcing people to choose between their health and their livelihood. My husband and I chose to move away from higher paying jobs for better health in rural Colorado. My eyes are thanking me daily. We are also trying to get pregnant again, after a year of deciding that it was not worth it to risk an unborn child's health due to pm2.5.
    Good luck with your smog. We won't be coming to visit.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Dec. 5, 2013 5:00 a.m.

    Every thing including the kitchen sink has been blamed for natural inversions when its the governemtn who is the primary contributor to pollution and its arrogance to exempt itself from complying with any air quality laws.

    Air quality is not industrial or vehicle emissions, its the arrogance of indiscriminate inconsideration they exempt themselves from obeying or doing anything to lessen pollution and particulates in the I-15 corridor from Ogden to Provo. Modifying a few state owned vehicles has no affect on air quality, vehicle and industrial emission is not an issue at all, its the river of brown mud and salt and 12 lanes of road along I-15 that has driven air quality out of sight and dangerous. Over development, selfish tax greed, and careless s acts of intent to punish that is our demise.

    This states government leaders are about to drive out many more businesses and close the doors of any industry who tries to compete with these irrational and arrogant laws.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Dec. 5, 2013 4:29 a.m.

    With all the costs with permits and fees and parts and labor, sounds like it's cheaper and easier to pay a fine, since all they want is money any way.

  • Prodicus Provo, UT
    Dec. 4, 2013 11:01 p.m.

    This is a ridiculously weak plan that cannot bring us back into compliance given our likely future growth. The marginal improvements it includes will be totally outweighed by the increased number of vehicle miles driven.

    The EPA has every reason to simply reject it out of hand and impose additional penalties for our continued noncompliance.

    It's too bad the Air Quality Board couldn't actually come up with a plan to achieve serious improvement.

  • Hamath Omaha, NE
    Dec. 4, 2013 7:57 p.m.

    Good luck Utah, with this endeavor.