Every Utahn should be and is concerned about air quality and they should be. Dirty air affects our health and our economy. While Utah’s notorious inversions have always been with us they can be worse today because of our increased population. 50% of our pollution comes from vehicles so the introduction of cleaner Tier III gasoline will make a huge difference. Visit www.epa.gov to find out more about Tier III gasoline.
While Utah’s air is cleaner now than it has been for 20 years, we must remain diligent and do our part. Everyone has a responsibility to maintain their vehicles, curtail idling, and use mass transit when practical and especially on bad air days.
In responding to constituent concerns, Rep. Handy has sponsored and championed Clean-Air Legislation and Appropriations. In 2021 and 2022, he assisted Salt Lake County with procuring funding for air quality monitors attached to TRAX Trains and UTA electric buses. He is a Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Clean Air Caucus and a Board Member of Utah Clean Cities.