My View: What I learned about air pollution growing up in coal country

Dustin Jensen
Deseret News
Thursday, May 19 2016

I grew up in Emery County, Utah. If you don’t know where that is, don’t worry; you’re not alone. Emery County is located in east-central central Utah with a population of just over 10,000. Emery County isn’t exactly what you’d call a “happenin’ place”; the only thing Emery County really has going for it is coal. Workers in Emery County dig the coal, haul the coal and burn the coal to make electricity for seven western states.

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