Utah’s Fine Particulate Air Pollution Problem published in Utah OnLaw

Utah is a state that prides itself on its independence and good management. So why are we depending on the EPA to clean up our air? Professor Reitze’s article is a must read for those that want to understand Utah’s air quality issues and advocate for meaningful change.


5 Things You Can Do TODAY to Help Fight Inversion Smog

We get upset with companies that produce air pollutants, and with good reason. During the inversion seasons in the winter, our air quality often ranks below Los Angeles. But when it comes to sheer volume of particulate matter in the air, we might be ignoring the biggest contributors–ourselves. Mobile, on road, sources like cars, busses,…

2014 Air Quality Legislation (Part I)

A new Utah Foundation study notes that “The average adult breathes over 3,000 gallons of air each day. Studies show that ozone and short-term, high-level, inversion type particulate in this air can shorten life expectancy, exacerbate cardiovascular and respiratory issues, and increase infant mortality rates. There are also recent links to the incidence of autism in both PM2.5 and ozone.” Many…