I am not opposed to truckers. Yes, they are indeed great men and women and they have a difficult and demanding job. What I do object to is where Love’s wants to put its truck stop.
As a practicing OB/GYN for 27 years, our literature is replete with studies that indicate air pollution leads to low birth weight infants and an increase in birth defects — most notably, heart defects.
A truck stop 25 feet from a residential area is not the place it should be.
While a truck stop does indeed provide much-needed facilities to the truckers who support our lifestyle, Love’s could put the truck stop in La Sal Junction, a scant 15 miles south of Spanish Valley. This would also help people who live in that area get a restaurant closer to them and the ability to grab items from the convenience store without the longer drive to Moab. It is all about location — not the truckers.