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 …

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NEWS: Despite the inversion, Utah’s air is actually better than it used to be

LEIA LARSEN Standard-Examiner SUNDAY , JANUARY 07, 2018 – 5:15 AM The Wasatch Front ended 2017 in the thick of another inversion. Meanwhile, Utah Sen. Todd Weiler found himself in a Twitter storm about air quality. The Republican lawmaker took to the platform to remind Utahns that inversion pollution has …

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NEWS: Utah’s air pollution woes unlikely to clear up before 2024, state scientists say

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune January 5, 2018 Even with tougher pollution standards in place, it could be many years before all Utahns are guaranteed clean, healthy air. Scientists working for the state Division of Air Quality say they haven’t yet been able to develop an effective pollution-control plan that …

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Tribune Editorial: Utah still needs a push on air quality

Editorial Board Salt Lake Tribune 1/4/2018 The new regional boss of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has expressed his faith that the state of Utah has the capacity to clean up its own air, and that it will proceed to do so without the heavy hand of the federal government upon it. …

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Letter: Some forgotten issues with Utah’s air quality

Scott Williams For the Deseret News Published: December 23, 2017 “Believe it or not, the air has gotten better,” the headline of Jay Evensen’s recent well-intentioned opinion piece about air quality along the Wasatch Front, makes for a good tourism slogan, but it misrepresents the status of Utah’s air. Evensen …

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NEWS: Free Friday Face-Off: UTA’s free fare day has its pros and cons.

Dylan Woolf Harris City Weekly 12/27/2017 Atop a North Temple viaduct, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams proclaimed his intention to ride public transit the following Friday with his children, and encouraged all residents who could to do the same. The air was cold and clear that morning. Off in the distance, …

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NEWS: Feds optimistic Utah’s history of failing to meet air quality rules is coming to an end, new EPA boss says

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune 12/28/2017   Air quality remains far and away the most worrying environmental issue Utah faces, says a newly appointed administrator with the Environmental Protection Agency. But he is voicing optimism those pollution problems can be fixed. “When you talk about Utah, the issue you need …

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