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EnviroNews: Environment and quality of life

February 26, 2020

Amy Brunvand

Despite a strong economy, environmental degradation has negative impacts on Utah’s quality of life, according to the 2018 Quality of Life Survey conducted by the Utah Foundation and Intermountain Healthcare.

When people were asked, “what could most improve your area as a place to live?” the most frequent answers were: reduce traffic, improve affordability of housing, improve air quality, improve roads and sidewalks, and improve public transportation.

Utah Foundation 2018 Quality of Life Index:



This is an excerpt from our March EnviroNews column. View the full article here.