News: Improving Utah’s air might require bigger action now ‘low-hanging fruit’ is gone

Emma Penrod
The Salt Lake Tribune
January 26, 2016

At the dawn of a legislative session rife with questions on air policy, most Utahns say state leaders need to do more to regulate emissions from industry and individuals.

A new poll, commissioned by The Salt Lake Tribune and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, found that 58 percent of Utah voters support government action that would restrict emissions and improve air quality. Thirty percent oppose such measures, while 12 percent are uncertain.

That’s good news to air quality advocates, but not terribly surprising, said Matt Pacenza, executive director of HEAL Utah.

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