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Herbert says Utah's air quality is improving but more can be done

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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2013 5:23 pm

Utah Governor Gary Herbert admits there is an air quality problem for Utah, at least during the time of winter inversions. On his monthly radio news conference broadcast throughout the state last week, Herbert said the state has taken a lot of different steps to improve the air quality in Utah.

"In fact, the air quality here in the Salt Lake Valley is about 40% cleaner and better than it was just 10 years ago," Herbert said. "So in spite of growth that is taking place, and the dramatic influx of people and the growth of our population, we actually have cleaned up the air. It's actually better now today than it was yesterday.

"That means we can do some things, and we need to do some things. We can't just throw up our hands and think there are no solutions."

The governor said the main trouble right now is what is coming out of our tailpipes. He said many people blame it on our industries but he said we all have a roll to play. He said mass transit helps but it is not the only answer.

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