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Response to TM99 (Reply #39)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:47 AM

42. I lived out by Superstition Mountain for a decade

and taught at local colleges in the East Valley. The metro grew enormously out there in that time, from desert to suburbia, and the air followed suit, from cleaner than Phoenix to polluted too. I had to move because of the air, so I know all too well. I'm living in a recovery zone, away from pollutants now.

I did some research involving site lines from West side mountains to East side peaks, and the daily smog cycle obscured the sight lines before midday back then. Today, it is likely not possible except under unusually clear conditions instead of almost any morning.

And yes, these unregulated development environments are the problem. Capitalistic growth/profit is a mindless automaton of ever-increasing poison levels that must be controlled at some future point.

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