The Utah Air Quality Board is currently accepting public comments on addressing regional haze – an important chance to get your voice heard on air quality!
Regional haze is the air pollution that blurs beautiful views of our treasured national parks and also causes harm to our health, economy and climate. Utah is required to create a plan to reduce regional haze caused by coal-fired plants located within 120 miles of our give National Parks. The State released one plan in 2016 but the federal Environmental Protection Agency rejected it because it wasn’t effective enough.
This month, the Utah Air Quality Board is introducing a new version of this Regional Haze Rule, but it is nothing more than a repurposed copy of the 2016 plan. Utah needs a Regional Haze Rule with stronger, more effective proposed actions.
Call on the Utah Air Quality Board to reject the current version and create one that will actually reduce our state’s regional haze.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
1. Make a public comment now to voice your support for strong pollution controls on Utah’s coal-fired power plants and other factors to improve air quality – simply click TAKE ACTION to continue.
Attend a public hearing on the proposed new Regional Haze Rule!
Regional Haze SIP Amendment Public Hearing
April 17th, 1:30-3:30p
Department of Environmental Quality
195 N 1950 W, Room 1015
Salt Lake City, UT 84116