|Republican Governor Gary Herbert|
directed his air quality staff to prepare
a draft rule banning wintertime stove use.
[Update, Jan. 20: In a setback to the stove industry campaign, Salt Lake County voted to ban use of all stoves during both voluntary and mandatory air action days as of 2016.]
|A series of public hearing on the|
proposed ban have elicited over-
whelming popular opposition.
|In mountain valleys, wood smoke can|
make up more than 50% of PM during
inversions. In the Salt Lake area, its
less than 10%.
|Salt Lake City, during one of their|
frequent wintertime inversions.
✓ You can submit comments to the Utah Air Quality Board until February 9. For more info, click here.
✓ For media coverage of the Utah public hearings, click here.
✓ For the AGH position on the industry response to the proposed ban, click on this Facebook post.