I recently drove from Salt Lake to West Bountiful. While driving past the refineries in North Salt Lake, I could actually taste the air. This makes me wonder how much these industrial plants contribute to our poor air quality.

Currently, car emissions receive the brunt of the blame, and the refineries are never mentioned. I would hope the state monitors their chimney emissions on a regular basis and enforces tight standards. But, if I can taste the air near the refineries, that tells me there’s room for improvement.

Peggy Clark, Salt Lake City