Should Utah Be America’s Primary Industrial Waste Dump? – (Breathtaking Nature Video)

(EnviroNews Utah) – With five oil refineries, the world’s largest open-pit copper mine, a nuclear waste dump, two medical incinerators, chemical and pharmaceutical plants, dusty cement mines, countless oil and gas wells and waste disposal operations, a proposed nuclear power facility, America’s first approved tar sands mine and much more, many people are wondering just what the heck is going on in Utah.

There’s been a lot of talk in the past few years about the Beehive State having become a hub, haven and hotbed for corporate polluters, while simultaneously serving America with a “doors open for business” policy as the country’s premier industrial waste dumping grounds.

This incredible place, known also as Zion, experienced such a crippling air pollution crisis last year that a group of over 300 physicians declared a public health emergency at a press conference on Capitol Hill, as Salt Lake and other prominent Utah towns sat atop the list of America’s most-air-polluted cities, owning places 1-5 all to themselves.

I lived most of my life in the great state of Utah, and speaking for myself, that’s not exactly the way you want to be distinguished as a Utahan when your nickname is “Zion” and countless sources have referred to you, Utah, as a practical “Eighth Wonder of the World” for your magnificent, pristine and in many ways, one-of-a-kind wilderness landscapes.

That’s why we put together this short music-video mash-up showcasing Utah’s awe-inspiring fall-time splendor — just as a small reminder that seeks to demonstrate what is truly at stake in the Beehive State from the current policy — a policy that continues to perpetuate fast and furious acceleration of its own microcosmic industrial revolution.

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Should Utah Be America’s Primary Industrial Waste Dump? – (Breathtaking Nature Video)

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3 Responses to “Should Utah Be America’s Primary Industrial Waste Dump? – (Breathtaking Nature Video)”

  1. ed pierce
    March 23, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

    That’s really sad to see happen to such a beautiful state! Just because a certain area isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, doesn’t mean it should be an environmentally toxic dumping ground! I don’t like many places in my home state, but I still wouldn’t vote them as the dumping ground of the world! Well, maybe Flint. 🙂

  2. sarah evanston
    March 24, 2014 at 5:58 pm #

    Well I won’t be vacationing in Utah anytime soon! It has so much to offer, why was it chosen as a toxic waste dumping ground?

  3. shaun wright
    March 25, 2014 at 12:56 am #

    Why Utah? Why not New Mexico or even certain parts of Texas? It doesn’t matter where they choose, it will always be the wrong place.

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