On Oct. 16, the Daily Camera published a guest opinion by council member Jan Burton (“Changing world requires fresh look at housing options”). It was clearly the first shot across the bow to radically change the supposedly “outdated” zoning of our neighborhoods. … Ms. Burton insulted those of us who love our neighborhoods by saying that the days of “Leave it to Beaver” are over.
Is Boulder polluting the world or is the world polluting Boulder?
After researching the Jan Burton opinion that Boulder has an F in air quality (“Changing world requires fresh look at housing options,” Daily Camera, Oct. 16), it appears to be a selective opinion on interpreting the federal guideline on ozone that the EPA has arbitrarily raised recently. I found that Boulder’s higher readings on particulates the last two years are the result of the fires on the west coast. And that our higher ozone readings are the result of local colder, wetter weather caused by world climate change and pollution reaching us from as far as China. Continue reading “Sara Mitton: Jan Burton gets it wrong.”