Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Letter: Utah should require cleaner cars, as California does
First Published Jan 10 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Jan 10 2014 01:01 am

Remember when the Los Angeles Basin’s air pollution was much worse than ours? You don’t hear that any longer — and there is a reason. Despite having unfavorable geology (very similar to ours, actually), they found a way to greatly improve their air.

Very simply, someone in California noticed that automobiles were a great part of the problem, as indeed they are in Utah. So California requires very efficient pollution controls on all automobiles sold in the state. The result: much cleaner air.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Requiring pollution controls like California’s on Utah vehicles would go a long way toward solving our air problems. Even better, no new technology is required; such vehicles are already manufactured by every automaker, and the infrastructure required to keep vehicles in compliance has already been honed for years. Why don’t we take advantage of their experience — it works!

Indeed, the governor’s efforts remind me of what we in research and development used to hear from other parts of the company I worked for: "Make our process work better, just don’t ask us to change anything." Unless we make real changes, there will be no change in our air quality.

Alan Eastman

Holladay




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.