"...there is no safe level of air pollution exposure."This
is utter nonsense.Every pollutant follows a dose-response
relationship in human exposures. High exposures will cause greater damage,
lower exposures will cause less damage, and at a certain level of exposure there
is no significant effect whatsoever -- i. e., "safe".To
argue otherwise is to ignore centuries of research and turn the science of
pharmacology on its head.Furthermore, pollutants such as PM 2.5 and
ozone are constantly present in the air in varying amounts, and always have been
throughout human history. It is ridiculous to imply that these low natural
background levels are somehow dangerous, and even more ridiculous to believe
humans are even capable of eliminating such exposures.What is most
bizarre about these claims is that they are being made by a physician's
group, people who prescribe and administer far more toxic substances to
individuals on a daily basis. For example, botulinum toxin is the most toxic
substance known to man, yet doctors regularly use it safely (Botox).I doubt you would hear these doctors arguing that there is "no safe
level" of Botox exposure.
Libs think what sure stepped on his what with that comment. Durr.
@libs think what??? - Salt Lake City, UTApril 16, 2019 6:19 p.m."of course, that's better than the reclaimation plan the EPA used at
the Colorado gold mine that dumped toxic waste into the river."Genius deflection! Ever wonder WHY the EPA was there in the first place?
Because extraction companies, like Alton, trashed the environment and folded
before reclamation. Leaving the taxpayers to pay hundreds of millions to clean
up their mess. Again.
Watch a genuine cash and dash. The mining company will be sold to an
offshore company that one year later will go bankrupt before the reclamation is
started. It will then becomea Superfund Cleanup project and cost
will fall on the taxpayers. Kind of like that movie Groundhog Day.
They keep doing the same thing over and over and over and America foots the
failed to take a hard look? no, failed to rule the way the lefties wanted.partial7so you are saying the state should have control, since it
is the state citing them for deviating from the reclaimation plan, not the
feds.of course, that's better than the reclaimation plan the
EPA used at the Colorado gold mine that dumped toxic waste into the river
Here's what Utah Government says about Alton Coal almost 4 years ago."Alton Coal Development has deviated from the mining methods approved in
its permits and failed to properly reseed reclamation areas, backfill mine pits
in the time allotted, properly reconstruct Lower Robinson Creek and rehabilitate
355 acres of off-site sage grouse habitat, according to documents filed with the
Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining (DOGM)."They are ruining
our irreplaceable lands and our Legislators, that should be protecting them, are
doing the opposite. The good thing is that this suit will tie them up in court
for 18 months. By that time, we'll have elected a new President that
won't allow his "contributors" to destroy America's scenic