Provo-Orem, Salt Lake City among best performers for business

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  • FelisConcolor North Salt Lake, UT
    Jan. 26, 2014 10:32 a.m.


    First off, the SLC and Provo-Orem areas do not have the worst air pollution in the country, nor anywhere close to it. Even the EPA agrees; Google "EPA Air Compare" and see for yourself.

    Second, according to air quality activists our pollution is driving businesses away, not attracting them. Does air pollution hurt economic growth, or not? If it does, then why is the Wasatch Front's economy growing so well?

    Finally, I'm glad to see you openly admit what most environmental activists refuse to say: The controversy over Utah's air quality is all about controlling people and advancing a left-wing, anti-growth agenda, not about preventing air pollution.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 25, 2014 4:51 a.m.

    These same cities are also the best performers in air quality pollution so do we endorse poor air quality where solutions are being ignored or do we want better health conditions?

    When it comes to the health of the state I think its time our legislators get realistic and put a moratorium on development in northern Utah inversions and spread development to less polluted air locations farther south of the Wasatch front. Regardless of where development is improved in this state it doesn't matter and has the same benefit for everyone living here.

    That SLC to Orem has a monopoly contract with many state governemnt services but does not give these cities the right to absolute control of development. I think any new business should consider other alternatives to move into the SL valley as pollution will increase and risk of profiting becomes tainted with deceased consumer base. The saturation point has been exceeded and greed and poverty low wages will destroy economic growth if we don't do it wisely for all to benefit.