Geneva Rock: Our Air Quality Matters

Utah’s mountains, lakes, and streams are some of the most beautiful in the world. In order to fully enjoy these scenic treasures, we need to be able to breathe clean and healthy air.  The pollution and toxic air in the valley has a negative impact on our health, tourism, and economy, and we are seeing a sharp rise in lung-related illnesses due to the poor air quality.  This issue has had an impact both on tourism and economic growth.  For example, large corporations, who could bring thousands of high-paying jobs to Utah, are apprehensive about moving to Utah due to our pollution problems.

Michele Week supporting clean air and water in Utah

I believe we can all agree; our environment matters.  It directly impacts our health and financial well-being.  That is why I believe we need to pass more environmentally friendly legislation and help bring modern standards, currently employed in other cities in the U.S., to Utah.  Electing legislators who are concerned for our health is the first step in making a meaningful difference in Utah’s air quality and allowing us all to breathe a little easier.

As a Draper City Councilperson, I have been a strong voice against the expansion of Geneva Rock.  I campaigned on this issue in my run for Draper City Council and I have kept my campaign promises and remained true to my word.  I have worked to keep the public informed on this issue and have reached out to concerned members in the community to stop Geneva Rock from expanding and cheapening the quality of the air we breathe.  I will continue to be a strong voice against the expansion of Geneva Rock.