In advance of the AQCC air quality rulemaking hearings February 19-21, and in protest of Silt being completely left out of the 142-page EPAC Rebuttal Statement, I am posting photos of the air in Silt.
For more information and photos go to: The air in Silt — Part 1
Long-term exposure to air pollution can lead to chronic respiratory disease, lung cancer, heart diseases, and many other illnesses. I have testified that I and members of my family have been gradually sickened from long-term exposure to this air pollution. According to the American Lung Association, 9.1% of children in Colorado have asthma, which is higher than the national average of 8.9%.
In fact, the degradation of our air quality has occurred over several years. This post displays photos taken in 2012, by John Lesh from his porch on Silt Mesa.
JANUARY 10, 2012