Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Smackdown

I loved this article from John Saltas at City Weekly "the least he could do is convince one of those windmill makers, solar-panel creators or corn-fuel converters to help save the planet from right here in Salt Lake City. Otherwise, all his travels abroad are just blowing in the wind." Someone needs to open a "Thank You John Saltas" website.

2 Comments:

Blogger Shawn said...

Ethan, good to see that you heart John Saltas and have put his very troubling cough syrup comments behind you.

About Saltas' other comments: What super-duper future-environment companies should Anderson be courting? The problem is, there's a dearth of such companies, as State and Federal (read Bush White House) offer little or no incentives for the expansion of such companies. Those companies that do exist usually are mom-and-pop ops on the West Coast that aren't necessarily in a position to consider erecting 120,000 sq. ft. manufactuaring centers or employing hundreds of people. In fact, the Mayor's message, ironically, undermines Saltas' point: Both the private and public sectors are failing miserably when it comes to dealing with impending environmental crises such as global warming.

Also, as a sidenote, we should take note of the Outdoor Retailers Associations' constant and open questioning of whether their host city/state is committed to the same environmental goals they are. I believe Outside magazine put SLC up there as a city that is committed (with a heavy emphasis on Anderson's policies) to such goals. That alone is a feather SLC can put in its hat in convincing the largest convention in Utah to keep coming back.

6/15/2006 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I remember correctly Bill Clinton did zippo in this area too. You can call Bush to task, if you want, but you can't give the other do nothing of the previous eight years a pass. Now if you could get some serious cleavage on some of those issues something might have gotten accomplished.

6/15/2006 09:49:00 PM  

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