Utah’s response to our ozone pollution problem? Blame China

“In Salt Lake City, the ozone problem is so persistent, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is about to reclassify the city’s non-attainment status to the federal ozone standard from “marginal” to “moderate,” a move that would kick in mandatory emission reductions and planning for the northern half of the Wasatch Front.” Unfortunately, “Utah’s elected leaders and regulators are asking the EPA to hold off because, they contend, some of Utah’s ozone concentrations—as much as 10%—can be traced to emissions emanating 7,000 miles away in Asia.”

Read Salt Lake Tribune reporter Brian Maffly’s full article here.

Courtesy: Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune