Environews, Minis

Environews: Congratulations, Cache Valley

December 10, 2018

Amy Brunvand

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.

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