SALT OUT, CINDERS IN


Since last winter I’ve been pushing to limit the use of chemical de-icer on Flagstaff’s streets. I’m pleased to announce that Council has directed staff to stop using this product this upcoming winter and go back to the use of all cinders. Hundreds of trees have died since the City began using de-icers in 2007 with only a minimal cost savings and according to a staff report only a slight decrease in auto accidents.

I’m very pleased that this council has taken action on this important environmental issue that will hopefully stop the further destruction of Flagstaff’s precious trees. I encourage the County and ADOT to look into reducing the use of de-icer products as well in order to halt the death of trees on other Northern Arizona roads and highways.

Media links
http://azdailysun.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/flagstaff-s-roadside-dead-pines-tip-scales-in-favor-of/article_0e6f03fe-ec4b-11e2-8403-001a4bcf887a.html


6 thoughts on “SALT OUT, CINDERS IN

  1. >________________________________ > From: Jeff Oravits >To: mgk138@yahoo.com >Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 8:04 AM >Subject: [New post] SALT OUT, CINDERS IN > > > > WordPress.com >jeff oravits posted: “Since last winter I’ve been pushing to limit the use of chemical de-icer on Flagstaff’s streets. I’m pleased to announce that Council has directed staff to stop using this product this upcoming winter and go back to the use of all cinders. Hundreds of tre” >

  2. Am I in the twilight zone? Trees over lives, Oravits? Really?

    Don’t give me the “well, you need to purchase a 4×4 vehicle to live here” nonsense. You know as well as I do that this is a tourism based economy.

  3. The cinders solve the problems with dead trees. Now we need to solve the problem of broken windshields caused by cinders hitting windshields, and after solving this problem the windshield repair business has to figure out how else to make a living. Well, that’s the free enterprise system at work.
    This sparks an idea! How about coming up with a transparent coating on windshields that resists the impact from cinders?

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