Suit Aims to Protect Utah, Arizona From Dirty Air
In places like Salt Lake City, Utah, and Pinal County, Ariz., fine-particle air pollution — from soot, smoke and other sources — can cause heart attacks, strokes, asthma, bronchitis and even death. So the Center and allies just gave notice that we intend to sue Trump's Environmental Protection Agency over its failure to enforce air-quality standards in parts of the two states.
"Nothing's more important than the air we breathe," said Deeda Seed, a Center campaigner in Salt Lake City. "The Trump administration has utterly failed to protect Utahns from one of the most dangerous forms of pollution."
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said he recognizes the air-quality problem and recommended $100 million in his most recent budget to help address it.
Read more in The Salt Lake Tribune.