But Rafferty also pointed out that Salt Lake City would face some significant
challenges if the Olympics return, particularly when it comes to air quality
along the Wasatch Front."The one thing I am fearful of and I
know is coming is a serious look at our air problem. That will be the headline
if we don't fix that," he said. "That's a problem for
everybody."You mean like thousands of people flying in from all
over the world and having hundreds of Olympic vehicles shuttling people all over
the valley causing massive pollution will help the air. If they care about
pollution they should cancel the Olympic's and help save the planet. Our
pollution is far better than it was in 2002.
Olympics money should instead be used to help the underprivileged and poor and
build more nursing homes!
Utah doesn't deserve the games. The Olympics should go to a state that
protects public lands. Colorado would never shrink monuments, leaders in
Colorado would gladly accept monuments and realize where the long term economic
stability would come from, for rural communities close to those beautiful
lands.I hope the IOC chooses Colorado.
I guess there is two ways to read the "No-Brainer" comment. Salt Lake
may be the perfect place for the Olympics but the Olympics are not the perfect
thing for Salt Lake. It would cause more development and influx of people into
an area that is struggling to deal with our own growth. We don't have the
water for more people and with the inversions each winter, more people thicken
the haze.To quote Nancy Reagan: "Just say no."
This is insane. Do we need more people finding out about our winter resources?
There are too many people skiing UT already. We need to show photos of that area
south of the St. George airport as representative of our winter sports. Leave us
To eliminate air pollution all that is needed is to out law mother nations high
I've said it before and I'll say it again, holding the Winter Olympics
in Denver is like basing a surfing competition in Victorville. It just
doesn't make sense when SLC is available.
"We've got to take care of some of these issues, and No. 1 is
air."Thats just silly. Its like trying to control weather.
You can't do it.Other places don't have the inversion
problem like we do. Other places have our level of pollution and much worse, you
just can't see it because they don't have the inversion. Only
answer is 100% electric cars, trucks and semi's--and no emissions of any
kind from factories, homes, businesses. Not going to happen.As
for Denver supposedly being better than SLC, you could crawl from downtown and
get to our ski slopes faster than they can drive to thiers.
Salt Lake City should just be one of two or three permanent locations in North
America to host the Winter Olympics......there's literally no where else in
the WORLD better suited to host it regularly.