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Salt Lake Governments Focus on Cleaning Up Air Quality

Salt Lake Governments Focus on Cleaning Up Air Quality



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Tom Callan ReportingHow can you forget last January, with 18 consecutive days of filthy air? Salt Lake governments are hoping to get their act together so we don't choke on the air, especially during those winter inversions.

Looking south from the Capitol toward the Wasatch, there is a thin glaze of haze today. County councilwoman Jenny Wilson is the brainchild behind a new subcommittee to clear away the foul air.

"I have a hope that 20 years from now when my kids are taking their families on their family vacations, they're using one car in their family, not two," Wilson said.

She says the big push should be more money for light rail instead of roads. County Mayor Peter Corroon is talking up solar power.

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