Every winter state and local
government dump tons of road salt
on streets and highways.
Shopping centers also apply
tons of road salt to parking lots.
Schools , health care providers do
Homeowners and small businesses
participate in this practice as well.
Today I took a walk around the
neighborhood. Evidence of
excessive road salt deposition and
it's adverse effects were everywhere.
The air was stale and heavy with
When is the public going to say
This annual dumping of excessive
amounts of salt is:
* destroying roads, sidewalks, parking
lots, bridges and every aspect of our
* killing urban street trees
* polluting groundwaters and surface
* destroying our expensive vehicles
* adding to air pollution, damaging
our homes, public buildings, monuments
* contributing to health problems
including lung and respiratory ailments
high blood pressure, and more
State , local governments , schools
complain that they are broke.
Road salt is big business and costly
in more ways than most realize.
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When will you say enough?