As an elderly person who suffers from both congestive heart disease and COPD, I truly share the frustrations of those who think our air quality should be better. "News flash," no matter what is tried to improve our air quality, Mother Nature will invariably do her thing without our consent.
I would dare venture that the vast majority of the complainers are transplants to our state because they were told life is better in Utah. Well guess what, they added to the problem.
We cannot blame Gov. Herbert as if he created the situation. He is truly doing his best with what he has to work with.
For those who are E.P.A. huggers, remember this, the E.P.A. really stands for "Employment Prevention Agency." Be thankful for your jobs and the opportunity to live in the best state in the union.
You whiners need to remember that industry supplies us the very jobs and paychecks we have. Industry supplies the very modes of transportation we use on a day-to-day basis. It supplies the very food on our tables. It supplies our housing and textiles we enjoy each day.
I grew up in a time when coal and wood-burning stoves and furnaces served as our sources for heat and hot water. I also grew up when the now-banned pesticide, DDT was the best (bar-none) pesticide every used. Thanks to the E.P.A., it's gone.
This 64-year-old has been through it all and still survives despite of people's trivial concerns. Get a grip on reality. Neither you, Gov. Herbert, nor the E.P.A. can control what Mother Nature will deal to us on a day to day basis.
If you "walk a mile in my shoes," you will soon realize what I'm talking about. Get over it. I already have long ago.