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 championed Clean Air Legislation. He is a co-chair of the Legislature’s Bi-Partisan Clean Air Caucus.