air pollution http://kpcw.org en Utah Gears Up For New Efforts To Clean Air http://kpcw.org/post/utah-gears-new-efforts-clean-air <p>SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah legislator is bringing back a failed measure at clearing soot from Utah skies.</p><p>North Salt Lake Republican Becky Edwards proposes that Utah allow its own regulators to set rules stricter than their federal counterparts.</p><p>She says Utah's mountains, weather, and other factors combine in winter to create an air pollution problem unique to the state.</p><p>Edwards told a legislative panel Wednesday the state should be free to seek its own solutions to the singular problem.</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:11:00 +0000 KPCW 16215 at http://kpcw.org With No Cash Utah Clean Air Panel Disspates http://kpcw.org/post/no-cash-utah-clean-air-panel-disspates <p>SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A committee aimed at addressing the wintertime smog blanketing Salt Lake City is dissolving about a year after it formed.</p><p>The Alternative Energy Interlocal Entity Board, some legislators said, would help improve air quality.&nbsp;</p><p>In 2013, the Legislature tasked the team of high-profile city officials and lawmakers with finding ways to expand use of cleaner fuels, especially natural gas.</p><p>But the Salt Lake Tribune reports that without any funding, the board is quietly dissolving.</p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 13:11:00 +0000 Salt Lake Tribune 14796 at http://kpcw.org With No Cash Utah Clean Air Panel Disspates Wood Smoke Targeted In Governor's Air Clean-up Effort http://kpcw.org/post/wood-smoke-targeted-governors-air-clean-effort <p>Utah Governor Gary Hebert has signed legislation geared at cutting air pollution by reducing wood burning in the state. Lynn Ware Peek has more.</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:05:03 +0000 Lynn Ware Peek 11750 at http://kpcw.org Over 4,000 Rally For Clean Air In Salt Lake City http://kpcw.org/post/over-4000-rally-clean-air-salt-lake-city <p>SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - More than 4,000 protestors gathered in Salt Lake City on Saturday to press the government to step up the fight against air pollution in Utah.</p><p>Some demonstrators wore surgical and gas masks and others waved placards during the rally on the steps of the Capitol.&nbsp;</p><p>The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Salt Lake City mayor Ralph Becker reaffirmed his commitment to implementing air-friendly policies, but noted air quality is a regional issue that one city cannot change alone.</p> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 02:00:00 +0000 KPCW 9184 at http://kpcw.org Over 4,000 Rally For Clean Air In Salt Lake City Summit County Likely at Turning Point With Air Pollution Issues http://kpcw.org/post/summit-county-likely-turning-point-air-pollution-issues <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Summit County is likely at a turning point, in terms of its air pollution issue - according to the county's Health Director, Rich </span>Bullough<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Rick </span>Brough<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has more.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:46:59 +0000 Rick Brough 8375 at http://kpcw.org Summit County Likely at Turning Point With Air Pollution Issues