Opinion: My view: We support new proposed air quality rules

Richard Kanner, Ellie Brownstein, and Howie Garber
The Deseret News
February 28, 2016

Even though we just finished one of the worst air inversions in the Salt Lake Valley in recent years, we should not make the mistake of complacency. Just like the yearly U. of U./BYU sports rivalries, we know that Utah’s air pollution is sure to return, which is why we need to work as hard as we can to facilitate solutions.

While we recognize that Utahns’ cars and homes are a significant source of dirty air, we also know that many of Utah’s biggest industries remain major contributors. This category includes Kennecott Copper, cement plants, power plants, and Utah’s five oil refineries along the Wasatch Front.

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