BY R. GAIL STAHLE
Davis Clipper Publisher
Dirty air, wherever it comes from, isn’t cool.
Some people are accusing medical waste provider Stericycle with polluting the air - particularly homeowners who live near the North Salt Lake facility.
Others are pointing their finger at the area’s five oil refineries - all either within South Davis or a stone’s throw away in Salt Lake County.
Now, Tesoro is proposing the construction of a pipeline, part of which would run through Bountiful. The pipeline would bring in oil from the Uinta Basin to service not only Tesoro, but the area’s other refineries.
A public hearing on the pipeline is set for tonight, Feb. 20, 6 to 8 p.m. at Bountiful High School.
That’s but one of the issues people are talking about.
As the publisher of the Davis Clipper, I want to get readers engaged in talking about these issues, verbalizing their opinions.
We want to know what you think about these important issues. That is an important way in which we can make our newspaper one that is even more valuable to our readers.
After all, you are the south Davis community.
For 122 years, we have served as the county’s voice. Even in this age where there are so many places to turn for information or to share feelings, we want to continue to be among those places.
In this edition of the Clipper, we are dealving into the pipeline, what it could mean to us as residents should it be approved.
Our reporters have talked to a variety of people with interest in the issue. Tesorro officials came to our offices and outlined their side of the story.
Representatives of the Sahara Club and others, who oppose the pipeline or at the least have major concerns, were also interviewed.
This is just one example of a major issue that can potentially have a big impact on the community. At this point, it’s impossible to know just how big an impact it will have.
The Clipper wants to make sure its readers are aware of these and other, equally important issues.
We want to assert ourselves into the community’s dialogue, give readers information so they can make up their minds on the issues.
After all, that’s one of a newspaper’s major roles.
And again, we really want your feedback. Please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
R. Gail Stahle