Utah is among the top cities for polluted air - especially in the winter time during inversions where the pollution is trapped by high pressure weather systems that don't move - sometimes for weeks at a time.It was interesting to see this item in today's Deseret News about Utah's Air:Utah MDs campaign for clean air … Continue reading Utah Docs say clean our air!
New Air Pollution Laws have been developed for Utah, according to a Salt Lake Tribune article today. Current standards allow communities a certain number of days when air exceeds 65 micrograms of these fine particles per cubic meter before the EPA requires added pollution cuts. The new standard would reduce the daily trigger to 35 … Continue reading Tougher Air Pollution Laws
Today I read a post on another blog entitled UPS leads the way UPS have announced they are adding 50 hybrid vehicles to their fleet, and 4,100 low-emission conventional vehicles this year. Currently their alternative fuel fleet is 1,500 vehicles, one of the largest in the country. Alternative fuels being used by UPS include natural … Continue reading United Parcel Service – tops in converting to alternative fueled vehicles
I found out yesterday that the Utah Transit Authority is proposing cuts to midday routes so as to implement an express route from the South (Salt Lake)Valley for commuters. This has a lot of people, including me, upset. Our valley is becoming more and more unfriendly to public bus riders and, by virtue of UTA's … Continue reading UTA proposes route **cuts** while touting environmental responsibiltiy
Yesterday I reported on a Deseret News poll on the expansion of commuter rail along the Wasatch Front. Seems the D-News is continuing its poll reportings in today's news a poll that indicates that Utahns will back a UTA fare hike, due to the high cost of fuel. Participants indicated they would support a temporary … Continue reading Another Poll on Mass Transit
It's no secret that I strongly advocate mass transportation, including light rail. I am happy to read into today's Deseret News that most of those polled in a recent survey about light rail would gladly pay more taxes to expand the current system to include the major portion of the Wasatch Front. Finally, people are … Continue reading Light Rail: Warming up to the concept