March 29, 2017
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed into law a measure allowing wood burning for cooking on even the worst air quality days.
That’s made clean air advocates upset, and the Utah Air Quality Board had asked him to veto it. The board said it would negatively impact the state’s ability to meet federal air quality standards.
Herbert’s spokesman said the measure doesn’t alter current practice and that the sponsor will make technical changes to ensure the rule isn’t too broad.
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