Petroleum likely permeates the room you're sitting in. Its products are in the kitchenware you used to cook and eat breakfast, the soap you cleaned up with and the toothpaste and toothbrush you used when you were done eating. It's probably in your clothes. It's definitely in the computer you're using to read this.
Drive through Sandy or Cottonwood Heights and it's not hard to spot yard signs — some for, and some against, the $590 million gondola that's being touted as a solution to the paralyzing skier traffic in the area.
It's not exactly native to Utah, but it sure finds a home here often. It's most commonly seen in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons during days of heavy snowfall and holidays, although in recent years it seems to rear its head every weekend.