Monday, February 11, 2013


Let's use this blog as a forum for clean air solutions!  Alan Matheson recently stated, "If they can come forward with ideas, we'll welcome them. Everything is on the table." Let's call him on it, and do just that!  Use this blog as a space for all your wonderful clean air solutions.  If you'd like to post, please email me at and I will add you as an author. 

"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell."  -Ed Abbey.


  1. Utah Tar Sands Resistance Solution For Clean Air. Stop Tar Sands Strip Mining. Here are the reasons.

    Utah Tar Sands Resistance Solutions for Clean Air.

    In the future tar sands oil residue will be using our local refineneries which is the dirties type of oil to do so . To accomodate the capacity to refine this product more refineries will have to be built thus increasing air pollution. Here are other reasons how tar sands strip mining will add to toxic air quality.
    1.) Refining tar sands emits more deadly pollution than regular crude oil refining.
    2.) Trucking the tar sands to Salt Lake will worsen air pollution especially the PM 2.5s andother toxic diesel exhaust.
    3.) Significant amounts of radio-active Uranium are present in Utah tar sands would be released to the environment when processed in the Salt Lake refineries.
    4.) Tar Sand strip mining and refining will require extensive publicly financed road building and electrical and airport infrastructure expansions all impacting our air quality and without sufficient tax or fees thus reducing our ability to invest in clean air solutions.
    5.) Tar Sands would require vast amounts of water increasing the aridity and related air pollution in our State. Tar sands could leech waste and hazardous minerals into the White, Green and Colorado Rivers. We have other sources of energy but the 30 million consumers of Colorado River water do not have another source of water.

  2. The government should do something about this troubling situation. They are the ones responsible for the well-being of the people but it is still best to work together for a cleaner atmosphere and environment. Pollution-free air is hard to come by especially to areas where there are lots of industrial plants and carbon emitting vehicles. :)