Environews: Congratulations, Cache Valley

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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 […]

John Saves Energy: John Loveless practices what he preaches

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Earlier this year, CATALYST presented A Clean Air Affair—an evening of experts speaking on the topic of air quality. CATALYST worked with the local chapter of the international group PechaKucha 20×20 (20 images, 20 seconds each). The evening kicked off our Clean Air Solutions Fair at Trolley Square. This is the third installment in sharing […]

Environews: Wildfires create state of emergency

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In July and August, Utah Governor Gary Herbert issued Executive Orders declaring a State of Emergency for wild land fires due to drought, hot temperatures and fires already burning. Utah has already experienced more than 800 wildfires this summer, most of them caused by human activity. Smoke from wildfires rendered summer air along the Wasatch […]

Breathing Stories: Utah voices for clean air

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In the 2017 State of the Air report, the American Lung Association ranked Salt Lake City’s air quality as the sixth worst in the nation, giving Utah as a whole an “F” for ozone and “D” for particulate pollution. For years, environmental groups, moms, doctors and other concerned Utahns have worked tirelessly to advocate for […]

SLC Air Protectors

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Meet Salt Lake City’s newest activist organization The SLC Air Protectors, inspired by Standing Rock, is a Native American-led inclusive organization to recruit volunteers, raise awareness, perform community service, support existing initiatives, and take direct action that will address the on-going air pollution crisis in Utah. SLC Air Protectors core principles are: Environmental protection • […]

 
 
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