Community discussion regarding air quality to be held on USU campus

LOGAN – A meeting hosted by HEAL Utah and Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment will take place at Utah State University Tuesday Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. The public meeting is aimed at generating a community discussion about important air quality issues.

Noah Miterko, a grassroots organizer with HEAL Utah, said citizens concerned about local air quality will be able to ask questions and learn how they can get involved at many different levels.

“We’d just like to see people who have questions or are concerned show up and then just have an open, continuous dialogue about what we’re doing as an organization, what citizens can do, and how we’re collaborating with other concerned groups in Utah,” he said.

Miterko believes the meeting will help concerned citizens feel like they have a voice concerning their own health and the health of the community. The organization will let people know who they can talk to, whether that is a local legislator, senator or someone else. Miterko said discussion will take place regarding upcoming bills that could positively or negatively affect the air quality.

“We educate them on (those bills), and if they want to they can reach out to their legislature or show up on the hill and talk to them, or clean air rallies,” he said. “There are a lot of different ways to get engaged.”

The meeting will be held in room 105 in the College of Natural Resources Building.

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