Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Washington State Liberalism Strikes Again: Seattle Refuses to Use Salt on Icy Streets, Puget Sound More Important Than Human Safety

Liberal environmentalism opened a new chapter this week in Seattle. Unusually inclement weather brought a big snow storm to parts of Washington State. The Liberal Seattle public works team refuses to use salt to clean its roads, relying instead on "snow packed" roads.

What does this mean? People slip and slide all over the place. Instead of properly removing the snow via normal means, Seattle prefers to let its citizens risk injury and damage to themselves and their cars

The Seattle Times reports:

The icy streets are the result of Seattle's refusal to use salt, an effective ice-buster used by the state Department of Transportation and cities accustomed to dealing with heavy winter snows.

"If we were using salt, you'd see patches of bare road because salt is very effective," Wiggins said. "We decided not to utilize salt because it's not a healthy addition to Puget Sound."

Does anyone else see this as odd? The Puget Sound is more important than driver safety? Can we get back to a society which places more importance on humans than bodies of water?

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