Utah Moms for Clean Air http://kuer.org en Air Quality Advocates Grade Lawmakers http://kuer.org/post/air-quality-advocates-grade-lawmakers <p>Clean air advocates released their grades for Utah lawmakers Tuesday. Compared to past legislative sessions, lawmakers showed improvement, but advocates say there is still a lot of work to be done.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 03:55:53 +0000 Andrea Smardon 43580 at http://kuer.org Air Quality Advocates Grade Lawmakers Thousands Expected at Clean Air Rally Saturday http://kuer.org/post/thousands-expected-clean-air-rally-saturday <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thousands of </span>Utahns<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> say they plan to join a rally at the State Capitol Saturday. They want Governor Gary Herbert and the Legislature to do something immediately about poor air quality.</span></p><p>Salt Lake City folk singer Tom Bennett wrote his song, Governor We Cannot Breathe, to be performed at tomorrow’s Clean Air, No Excuses Rally.</p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 01:05:20 +0000 Judy Fahys 41237 at http://kuer.org Governor Announces Clean Air Team http://kuer.org/post/governor-announces-clean-air-team <p>Governor Gary Herbert has created a committee with dozens of high-profile people from around the state to look at solutions to Utah&rsquo;s air quality problems, while critics were blasting a state plan meant to meet stricter federal pollution standards.&nbsp;</p><p>Governor Gary Herbert says everything&rsquo;s on the table as his new Clean Air Action Team begins its work.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s led by Dan Lofgren of <a href="http://www.envisionutah.org/">Envision Utah</a> and includes 39 members, ranging from the chairman of Intermountain Health Care to Dan McArthur, the mayor of St. George.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:39:29 +0000 Dan Bammes 36803 at http://kuer.org Governor Announces Clean Air Team Advocates Worry Utah’s New Air Quality Alert System Will Make Public Complacent http://kuer.org/post/advocates-worry-utah-s-new-air-quality-alert-system-will-make-public-complacent <p>Utah’s new air pollution alert system has some health advocacy groups concerned.&nbsp; Under the new system announced Monday by the Utah Division of Air Quality, there will be fewer days that will trigger a Red Air Action alert.&nbsp; Red Air days are considered to be unhealthy for everyone.&nbsp; In the current system, they are triggered when PM2.5 levels are at 35 micrograms per cubic meter.&nbsp; The new system raises the threshold to 55.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:35:20 +0000 Andrea Smardon 21626 at http://kuer.org Advocates Worry Utah’s New Air Quality Alert System Will Make Public Complacent