Letter: Becker on board

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  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 28, 2014 9:15 a.m.

    What we need to come to grips with is the fact that the Governor can't control our behavior. Only we can control our behavior. If we need to drive less, or drive slower, or take mass transit... that's something WE have to decide (not the Governor).

    Taking this to the Governor is like a small child tadling to their parents about a sibling not doing things the way he wants them to.

    FIRST... Change your own behavior.

    THEN... Educate your friends and neighbors about how well it's working for you.

    THEN... Tell the world.

    But don't just go to the Governor in hopes that he will force people to do it your way, or put tax money behind your efforts to get people to do it your way.

    We all need to do whatever we can. But what works for me may not be what works for you. And the Governor doesn't know what will work for everybody.

    If we all start by improving what we do in our own family... there would be nothing left for the Governor to improve on!

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 27, 2014 6:31 p.m.

    working to stop polluting the air has nothing to do with climate change - it is all about recognizing that the salt lake area climate, which creates inversions, will not change

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 27, 2014 11:48 a.m.

    Are you advocating Congress fix our Wasatch Front problems.

    I think it's silly to expect people in Congress to even know about our inversion in SLC, much less fix them.

    It's silly to expect people in Florida to pay for air pollution mitigation along the Wasatch Front.

    There is a National angle. But we should NOT be expecting the Federal Government to solve this local problem for us. It's up to us, OUR Mayors and Governors and mostly the people, not Congress. They don't even know Utah exists!


    We need to find our own solutions.

    We can't blame it on the Feds, on Congress. We can't blame it on the Governor, or the legislature. They can't control how much we drive. Only WE can control how much we drive!


    We can't fight clean energy alternatives at every turn (by throwing more and more regulations intended to trip them up and slow them down at every turn).... and then claim we want more clean alternatives.

    Eventually Nuclear Energy must be embraced by the United States like it already is in countries with limited natural resources like Germany, France, Japan, and even Iran.

  • Renewable Guy Frankfort, IL
    Jan. 26, 2014 1:52 p.m.

    Imagine fuel without fear. No climate change. No oil spills, dead coal miners, dirty air, devastated lands, lost wildlife. No energy poverty. No oil-fed wars, tyrannies, or terrorists. Nothing to run out. Nothing to cut off. Nothing to worry about. Just energy abundance, benign and affordable, for all, for ever.

    From the book Reinventing Fire.

  • KDave Moab, UT
    Jan. 26, 2014 8:23 a.m.

    I,m all for climate change. Lets change it to 70 degrees year-round.