NEWS: Commentary: There is no question that air pollution is bad for your health

Jessica Reimer Salt Lake Tribune 9/18/2017 In our world where ‘alternative facts’ hold water and scientific evidence is pushed to the side, it is paramount that our state policymakers weed through the noise and identify critical information to support strong policies. Utah policymakers can generally be commended for doing so …

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NEWS: Rise of Western wildfires makes for gloomy air quality future in Utah

LEIA LARSEN  Standard-Examiner September 10, 2017 By the end of August, before wildfire smoke began to billow throughout Weber County, Sara Findlay had already been to the doctor three times to treat upper respiratory infections for her asthma. Then fires began lighting up throughout the West, including the Uintah Fire, just …

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NEWS: Utah business leaders to Governor: Bad air making it hard to attract employees from out-of-state

BY DANICA LAWRENCE Fox 13 AUGUST 29, 2017 SALT LAKE CITY – Thirty local business leaders are fed up with the Salt Lake Valley’s bad air quality and the Utah government allowing the air to become so awful their employees are moving away. They say it’s made hiring employees from outside …

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NEWS: Clean Air Now: Business leaders demand Guv take action on air pollution.

by Dylan Woolf Harris City Weekly August 29, 2017 While consulting with local businesses, Leaders for Clean Air representative Erin Strahm hears a similar, dismal refrain from those who have trouble luring new employees to the state. It goes like this: Recruitment becomes exponentially more challenging when companies are forced to …

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NEWS: Advocates growing impatient as Utah’s new plan for cleaner air falls behind schedule

Emma Penrod  Salt Lake Tribune August 25, 2017   State officials have notified the Environmental Protection Agency that Utah is likely to miss yet another air-quality deadline, leading some clean-air advocates to criticize regulators for a lack of action. Utah’s latest plan for reducing spikes of small-particulate pollution over the …

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Commentary: Energy transparency ordinance will benefit our economy and health

By Robert Best and Jonathan Ruga  The Salt Lake Tribune August 27, 2017   Salt Lake City Municipal Corporation is rapidly emerging as a national and global leader in improving air quality, addressing climate change and promoting clean energy. As businesses with a global reach and local Salt Lake City …

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NEWS: 15 Ways to Fix SLC:Handy tips and tricks to ensure the survival and growth of our fair town.

 By Ryan Cunningham @RyCunn CITY WEEKLY August 23, 2017 8. Ban Growth … While both state and city officials have made some positive strides toward addressing air pollution in recent years, clean air advocates like Matt Pacenza would prefer a stronger sense of urgency from policymakers. Pacenza, the soon-to-be-departing director of environmental …

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