Utah DEQ News

Air Quality Researchers Hunt for PM2.5 Precursors

Researchers from DEQ, EPA, the University of Utah, Utah State University, and BYU joined forces for the Wasatch Front Ammonia and Chloride Observations (WaFACO) study. The study is looking for sources of ammonia on the Wasatch Front—a precursor to PM2.5.

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DEQ Employees Take The Clear The Air Challenge

During February, the Salt Lake Chamber sponsors the Clear the Air Challenge. The goal of the Challenge is to help residents learn helpful tools to cut tailpipe emission. Employees at the Department of Environmental Quality shared with us how they took part in this year’s Challenge and why they feel it is an important tool in helping Utahns clear the air.

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Taking the Clear The Air Challenge

February is the Salt Lake Chamber’s Clear The Air Challenge. Utah DEQ’s intern, Sidney Rogers, took the challenge. Here is her story of commuting to work by bicycle and UTA TRAX.

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State Legislature Set to Address Utah’s Air, Land and Water

Today marks the start of another legislative session. For the next 45 days, Utah’s Legislature will meet in Salt Lake City to change existing laws, pass new laws and set the state’s budget. Some of these laws and appropriations will address environmental concerns. Here’s a look at the upcoming session.

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Governor’s $100M Air Quality Request A Good Investment

In 2017, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality and Gov. Gary Herbert announced a lofty goal to reduce annual emissions into Utah’s air by 25 percent by 2026. To make this plan a reality, Gov. Herbert’s 2019 budget provides $100 million to fund high-impact air quality projects.

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