Another Example of Silly Seattle Government
Thousands of people were put at risk. The city shut down during the week before Christmas. Retail shops were empty. Offices were empty. A charter bus full of kids almost slid down a hill and fell over 50 feet onto I-5.
For what? Because supposedly salt on the roads might hurt the fish. But the fish live in the Puget Sound, which is salt water. Meanwhile, "environmentalists" debate whether sand or salt are worse for the environment.
The really fun thing about all of this is that, apparently, as soon as Nickels became aware that the Seattle Time would have an article about the this lunacy, he had the roads cleared. Last night, all of the roads in Seattle were a snowy, icy mess. This morning, the Seattle Times article came out about Nickels decision to not clear the streets. Today by mid-afternoon, downtown streets were almost completely clear of snow and ice. No, it did not warm up. Think it was just a coincidence that the city swung into action?
Just more of the illogical religion of environmentalism.