NEWS: The politics of pollution in Utah

Fox 13
By: Max Roth
February 9, 2017


SALT LAKE CITY — Utah has been successful at reducing the number of red air days during the winter season when high pressure forces air to stagnate in valleys along the Wasatch Front and in the Cache Valley.

But red air days still come, forcing sensitive groups indoors and, at times, into emergency rooms.

The key questions: what has led to the reduction in red air days, and what will work in the future?

Follow the trend lines and the answer is pretty clear, according to Matt Pacenza, the Executive Director of the Health Environment Alliance, or HEAL, Utah.

“More than anything else what we have to thank is federal regulation,” Pacenza said.

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