NEWS: Hundreds brave snowstorm to rally legislators to clean up Utah air
By McKenzie Romero
Posted Jan 21, 2017


SALT LAKE CITY — Undeterred by snow, hundreds rallied at the state Capitol on Saturday calling for lawmakers to make “no excuses” when it comes to clearing Utah’s air.

Coming in between the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Friday and the kickoff of the Utah legislative session on Monday, speakers drew resounding cheers as they cried for the many clean air proposals to come to Capitol Hill to finally be made law.

Among the promised bills for this legislative session, speakers Saturday urged support for extending state tax credits for electric vehicles, expanding diesel emissions testing requirements to more counties along the Wasatch Front, a push for clean-running school buses and funding for clean air programs.

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