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  •  drove near SLC Friday (9+ / 0-)

    Thank you for this timely and informative post. I was traveling back home to NM from Seattle last week, with a stop at Moab on Friday. I could see the bad air inversion as I approached the valley on I-84, and on the radio heard about a yellow alert and predicted red alert for air quality. It was already difficult for me to see (with burning eyes) when I was near Ogden, that I did not venture farther into the valley or SLC. I could see the thick inversion from Heber. I also noted the strong oil refinery odor, so sorry that the residents in Utah have to experience that smell and the unhealthy air. Good luck and I hope something can be done, soon!

    We have dust and wood fire smoke in NM - Rio Grande valley, but generally the air clears out in the Taos area. Although with the below zero temps we've been having, the smoke inversion layer stays put near the ground until a storm pushes it away. I could see the smoke layer as I drove in to the Rio Grande valley.

    •  Ogden was clear until today (4+ / 0-)
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      War on Error, jlms qkw, CalNM, ichibon

      I used to drive from Davis toSLC everyday for work.
      I would see the freeway signs saying to drive less cuz of the air quality.
      Then I took Beck St and went past the refineries, the huge gravel pit and past the Capital.
      Few years back there was a bill about air quality.
      It was voted down cuz it had the words Climate Change in it.
      These Congress whores sit at a top of hill overlooking the city.
      For almost that whole month, they could not see it and it was less then a mile.
      There is a group of doctors working on doing something about it.
      Thanks for a great diary, WOE.
      The Holly one is the one in Woods Cross that blew up?  
      Your next diary could be about the FUBARED Chevron oil spill.
      When people were suing cuz their ponds were fouled, the comment board was brutal.
      Actually, it usually is.
      For a supposedly 'Christian' State, I do not see much Christianity on the comment board.

      America never needed so much in the last election and got so little.

      by snoopydawg on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 04:44:53 PM PST

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