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 successfully. In fact, earlier this year, Pew Charitable Trusts and the MacArthur Foundation found Utah to be one of the top five states in the country for evidence-based policymaking.

So, it is concerning when Utah legislators invite a scientist to speak whose credibility and scientific integrity have been continually questioned by his own academic peers.

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