NEWS: Despite more than a hundred complaints by residents, Utah regulators still struggle to find wood-smoke offenders

Emma Penrod
Salt Lake Tribune
April 12th, 2018

Holladay resident Nick Smyrniotopoulos has a problem. One of his neighbors has repeatedly reported him for burning trash in violation of state and county air-quality policies — even calling the police and fire department out to his house.

But, Smyrniotopoulos says, he’s innocent.

Authorities tried to step up no-burn enforcement on the Wasatch Front this winter, but they concede it can be difficult to determine who has broken the rules. They still encourage Utahns to report violations — even though only a fraction of complaints result in citations.

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