Tribune Editorial: Utah’s air isn’t getting better fast enough

Editorial Board
Salt Lake Tribune
Jan 7, 2018

Utah’s recent history with air quality comes down to this: We’re headed in the right direction, but the road is getting steeper.

So it is with news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has officially notified Utah officials that areas in seven counties are exceeding safe ozone levels and the counties will be declared non-attainment areas. That means Utah will have to come up with new ways to reduce ozone.

And if that’s not enough, Tribune reporter Emma Penrod tells us that scientists who are charged with reducing Utah’s other main air pollutant — particulates — are now saying Utah’s plans for lowering the amount of small particulates (PM2.5) likely won’t be enough to satisfy EPA.

Read the entire piece here.

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