Opinion: In our opinion: Valentine’s Day, the hidden mountains, and the search for clean air

The Deseret News
February 28, 2016

This past Valentine’s Day, sweethearts in the Salt Lake Valley were treated to some of the dirtiest air in the country, as well as the most air pollution the area has seen since 2013. The inversion was so thick that it made it not only difficult to breathe, but also difficult to see anything beyond a radius of just a few yards. Bo Call, the Utah Division of Air Quality’s monitoring manager, noted that “if you can’t see the buildings or the mountains or anything else, that’s kind of bad.”

Mr. Call has a gift for understatement.

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