• 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.

  • TRAX Air Quality Observation Project

    Utah’s Wasatch Front experiences poor air quality episodes during both summer and winter due to its unique weather, topography, and pollutant emissions. During winter, inversions trap unhealthy concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2.5), while high pressure during summer leads to elevated ozone (O3) levels.

  • TRAX Trains Keep Air-Quality Research on Track

    Air monitors placed on TRAX trains to measure pollutant levels provided University of Utah researchers with new insights into air-pollution patterns along the Wasatch Front.

  • DEQ Tops the Charts of Winter Air Challenge

    By Donna Kemp Spangler The 2016 Legislative session may be getting much of the public’s attention, particularly legislation aimed at improving Utah’s air quality. Quietly, behind the walls of state government, employees are taking action by participating in the TravelWise Winter Air Challenge, a friendly competition to see which agency can save the most trips and achieve the…

  • Clear the Air Challenge: Planning, Transportation Choices Protect Air Quality

    By Andrew Gruber, Guest Blogger DEQ invites guest bloggers to share their thoughts on issues that impact our environment. We appreciate their insights and the opportunity to broaden the conversation with others in the community. Several years ago, my family and I made the decision to move to Utah. There were a number of reasons…

  • Clear the Air Challenge: Calling on Reporters to Take the Challenge

    By Donna Kemp Spangler and Amy Joi O’Donoghue Last year, I committed to parking my vehicle and taking transit to work each and every day during July’s statewide Clear the Air Challenge, a friendly, month-long competition sponsored by the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce and embraced by Governor Gary Herbert, who has encouraged all state…

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