Cache Valley has become the first air-quality nonattainment area in the state of Utah to meet federal standards for PM2.5 (small air pollution particulates that cause respiratory and cardiovascular disease).
How they did it: vehicle emissions testing, replacement of school busses, a vehicle repair assistance program, a heavy-duty diesel vehicle replacement project and reduction of residential wood smoke. Citizens in the Cache Clean Air Consortium launched an idle-free campaign, and helped promote government programs and individual action.
The next step is for Logan to submit a maintenance plan in order to keep the air clean.
Air quality updates on the UtahAir app, available on both iOS and Android platforms.