Re: ". . . every year between 1,000 and 2,000 people die prematurely in
Utah due to our toxic air."Yeah, right. And, every year another
1-2,000 die prematurely of allergy, due to our toxic gerbils. Or of hemorrhoids,
due to our toxic toilet seats.'See how easy it is to make up
phony statistics, for fun and profit?Truth is, no one dies
prematurely in Utah because of toxic air, gerbils, or toilet seats.Truth is, our air is not toxic. And, truth is, even 50 years ago, when there
were days the air burned your nose or eyes, even then, no one died prematurely
of toxic air.It's so sad that disingenuous liberal activists
spend so much of their time ignoring, even denying both the progress we've
made in the last 50 years, and the intrinsic beauty of a state that is, always
has been, among the best places on earth to live.
Last winter's air quality was the worse I've ever noticed. I live in
Provo on the east bench. Even today the air looked murkey ... the sun
couldn't penetrate. Where is all this coming from?
You can't "clean-up" coal fired generation plants, what has to
happen is a conversion over to natural gas, and later to nuclear at a higher
cost. Utahans are famous for their cheapness, as far as energy, the choice has
to be made whether to pay in so many other ways with dirty coal or save on
illness, deaths, polluted soil, rivers, lakes, and air by ending coals use. And
then there are those workers killed in mining the crap. Close the plant north of
This is clearly wrong. We can't change the atmosphere. It's too big.
This is just a random event unassociated with any human activity.
Having UTA charge people for parking at Trax stations does not help the problem
much. Have you seen that big UTA parking facility at the South Jordan Trax
station sitting empty? Your hard earned tax dollars built it. Yet Trax stations
with free parking are full of cars which would otherwise be on the roads