(EnviroNews Utah) – On Capitol Hill at what has been deemed as the ‘Clean Air Challenge’ press conference, Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon made a strong address to the press on behalf of Utah’s lingering air pollution problem.
At EnviroNews Utah, we have scarcely heard the word ‘bio-diesel’ mentioned by anyone in the Utah political scene in regards to cleaning up the crummy air, but Mayor Corroon brought this and several other individual, and Government-based solutions to the media at the Capitol.
“Think Globally, but act Locally.”, and “there’s no ‘silver bullet'” were a couple of the catchy phrases put forth by Mr. Corroon in an effort to awaken Utah citizens to what can be done about Utah’s ongoing pollution and subsequent health crisis.
Clearly motivated from a place of personal concern, the County Mayor delivered a speech filled with progressive ideas rarely encountered on Utah’s highly conservative political terrain. To a mob of cameras and reporters he delivered an address of concepts, and present actions including “energy efficient buildings”, and “sustainable communities” and had this to say about Utah’s recent string of crippling air polluted days: “Several weeks ago, my children, who go to school not far from here, were told they couldn’t go outside for recess. I think that’s unacceptable, and I think the status quo is unacceptable.”