POLLUTION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/POLLUTION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Shame on Rocky Mountain for solar fee http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836656-82/solar-energy-rmp-fee.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836656-82/solar-energy-rmp-fee.html.csp">Letter: Shame on Rocky Mountain for solar fee</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T19:07:05.901-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 07:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Last summer, I installed solar panels on my home to produce my own electricity. By doing so, I lessened my demand for coal-fired energy from Rocky Mountain Power and am making my small contribution to preserving our environment. Now, RMP wants to levy a fee of $4.25 per month on me and other solar power producing customers for our initiative. To increase their profit margin, they want to penalize me for my investment in clean-energy production. Currently, RMP relies on burning coal to prod...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57836656@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:05 MDT Free UTA passes used for 28,500 boardings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57792439-90/28500-barron-boardings-clean.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57792439-90/28500-barron-boardings-clean.html.csp">Free UTA passes used for 28,500 boardings</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T11:17:23.683-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 11:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Free transit passes designed to help reduce air pollution were used for 28,500 trains and bus boardings between Feb. 17 and April 7. The Utah Transit Authority related those results about the RideClear program it operated in the period with partners Zions Bank and the Utah Clean Air Partnership. The UTA said it distributed 7,000 free weekly passes ­— worth $50 each. They were offered at various times online, and disappeared quickly. UTA also staged numerous giveaways at stations, announced onlin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57792439@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:17:23 MDT Utah research: suicides more frequent during pollution spikes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57785610-78/air-lake-nitrogen-particulate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57785610-78/air-lake-nitrogen-particulate.html.csp">Utah research: suicides more frequent during pollution spikes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T10:51:57.986-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 10:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New research shows suicides in Salt Lake County rise during periods of elevated air pollution, although these preliminary findings remain too hazy to determine what role nasty air plays when people decide to end their lives. University of Utah psychiatrists are testing a hypothesis that the incidence of suicide increases with fine particulate pollution counts, which often soar on the Wasatch Front during wintertime inversions. Researcher Amanda Bakian, however, was surprised by what the data hav...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57785610@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:51:57 MDT Op-ed: Moms for Clean Air saw the raw power of industry lobbyists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57709616-82/lobbyists-clean-citizens-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57709616-82/lobbyists-clean-citizens-utah.html.csp">Op-ed: Moms for Clean Air saw the raw power of industry lobbyists</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Cherise Udell</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T01:01:07.011-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The John Swallow case shows political corruption in Utah at its finest. In essence, Swallow, as Utah Attorney General, had a “for sale” sign on his office door. Unfortunately, what Swallow did was not unique. He got caught and thoroughly exposed. The experience of citizen advocates lobbying for clean air this past legislative session revealed that many elected officials in Utah have also been seduced by big money and power. This was demonstrated to us with daily high-fives and chummy back-slappi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57709616@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 01:01:07 MDT Paris takes drastic measures to fight toxic smog http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57693442-68/paris-pollution-cars-smog.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57693442-68/paris-pollution-cars-smog.html.csp">Paris takes drastic measures to fight toxic smog</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T13:55:55.295-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 01:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • Paris imposed drastic measures Monday to combat its worst air pollution in years, banning around half of the city’s cars and trucks from its streets for a day in an attempt to reduce the toxic smog that’s shrouded the City of Light for more than a week. Cars with even-numbered license plates were prohibited from driving in Paris and its suburbs. Around 700 police manned 179 control points around the region, handing out tickets to offenders. Taxis and commercial vehicles weren’t covered b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576934422014-03-17T13:55:55.295-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-17T13:55:55.295-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57693442@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:55:55 MDT Letter: Too many Utahns not represented in Legislature http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57670895-82/legislature-utah-utahns-members.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57670895-82/legislature-utah-utahns-members.html.csp">Letter: Too many Utahns not represented in Legislature</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T01:01:05.396-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Four thousand Utahns gathered at the Capitol in January to plea for a meaningful and effective response from our Legislature to the toxic air pollution issue. The response from legislators has been anemic and mostly symbolic at best. Four thousand Utahns did not clamber for electronic widgets for our students nor to move the state prison. Utah is No. 1 in the country for air pollution, autism, anti-depressant consumption and right-wing hyperbole. For 150 years the Utah Legislature has been cont...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57670895@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:01:05 MDT Letter: Chris Stewart votes to continue pollution, environmental destruction http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57670577-82/environmental-stewart-chris-destruction.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57670577-82/environmental-stewart-chris-destruction.html.csp">Letter: Chris Stewart votes to continue pollution, environmental destruction</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T01:01:05.083-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I am absolutely disgusted that anyone, especially my representative, Chris Stewart, is so dedicated to commercial patrons that he would turn his back on crippling pollution and environmental destruction, which are killing his constituents, and vote to reduce environmental controls (Electricity Security and Affordability Act, H.R. 3826). His evil interests are an abomination of responsible purpose and proof that he has no respect for the American citizen. Robert McKinnie Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57670577@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:01:05 MDT Judge rejects lawsuit over Utah’s belated air-quality plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57670614-90/com-epa-judge-plans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57670614-90/com-epa-judge-plans.html.csp">Judge rejects lawsuit over Utah’s belated air-quality plan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T11:25:14.352-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 11:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A federal judge on Tuesday tossed a lawsuit filed by an environmental group alleging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been too soft on Utah’s failure to implement air pollution plans on time. Since WildEarth Guardians filed the suit in May, the state Division of Air Quality has submitted so-called state implementation plans for Utah County and Salt Lake City-area airsheds, but after deadlines imposed by the Clean Air Act. The EPA officially declared northern Utah valleys, which are...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57670614@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:25:14 MDT House approves bill to phase out wood stoves http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57644316-90/200-bill-burning-gas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57644316-90/200-bill-burning-gas.html.csp">House approves bill to phase out wood stoves</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T20:08:05.66-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 08:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The House approved legislation Thursday that would offer a subsidy to roughly 200 homeowners that rely on wood-burning stoves in parts of the state with dirty air to transition to cleaner natural gas. Phasing out the wood stoves would dramatically reduce fine-particulate pollution, said the sponsor, Rep. Patrice Arent, D-Millcreek. Heating a home with a wood stove, she said, produces as much pollution as 200 natural-gas furnaces. Rep. Edward Redd, R-Logan, said the wood stoves make up as much as...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57644316@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:08:05 MDT House passes bill to block Obama climate plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57643752-68/carbon-coal-power-bill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57643752-68/carbon-coal-power-bill.html.csp">House passes bill to block Obama climate plan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW DALY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T16:56:57.346-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 04:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Aiming at the heart of President Barack Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, the Republican-controlled House voted Thursday to block the administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution from new power plants. The bill targets Obama’s proposal for the Environmental Protection Agency to set the first national limits on heat-trapping carbon pollution from future power plants. It’s part of the GOP’s election-year strategy to fight back against what Republicans call a “war on co...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576437522014-03-06T16:56:57.346-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-06T16:56:57.346-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57643752@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:56:57 MDT EPA rule cuts sulfur in gasoline http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57627628-68/rule-epa-pollution-sulfur.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57627628-68/rule-epa-pollution-sulfur.html.csp">EPA rule cuts sulfur in gasoline</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Darryl Fears</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T19:04:50.58-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 07:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday rolled out a rule to further limit sulfur in gasoline, saying the action will cut automobile emissions, provide welcome relief to people with breathing problems and be the equivalent of removing an estimated 33 million cars from the road. U.S. oil refineries will be required to purchase new equipment to remove sulfur, which builds up in vehicle emission-control devices, causing more pollution. Conservationists and automakers such as For...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57627628@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:04:50 MDT Obama admin drives ahead with new cleaner gas rule http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57626168-68/obama-epa-emissions-rules.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57626168-68/obama-epa-emissions-rules.html.csp">Obama admin drives ahead with new cleaner gas rule</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH LEDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T15:00:47.789-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 03:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration is driving ahead with a dramatic reduction in sulfur in gasoline and tailpipe emissions, declaring that cleaner air will save thousands of lives per year at little cost to consumers. Public health groups and automakers cheered the new rules, finalized Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency, with some insisting they could prove to be President Barack Obama’s signature environmental accomplishment in his second term. The oil and gas industry, meanwhile,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576261682014-03-03T15:00:47.789-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-03T15:00:47.789-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57626168@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:00:47 MDT Utah pollution solutions: Is South Jordan’s Daybreak the answer? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogseditor/57625199-225/sltrib-daybreak-utah-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogseditor/57625199-225/sltrib-daybreak-utah-com.html.csp">Utah pollution solutions: Is South Jordan’s Daybreak the answer?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lisa Carricaburu</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T09:03:02.556-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 09:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Salt Lake Tribune in the past several months has written plenty about Utah’s seasonal air pollution problem. That we have a problem is clear. What’s less certain is how to solve it. But starting Monday and continuing through Wednesday at sltrib.com, reporter Tony Semerad is laying out one approach to dealing with Utah’s bad air. South Jordan’s Daybreak development long has been described as a community of the future, and Semerad in a series of online stories and accompanying materials examin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57625199@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:03:02 MDT Does Utah’s air pollution increase school absences? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57489094-78/pollution-absences-andrew-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57489094-78/pollution-absences-andrew-lake.html.csp">Does Utah’s air pollution increase school absences?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kirsten stewart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-24T08:12:35.329-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 08:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • It’s the start of a new science chapter on genetics, and Matt Reynolds urges students to quickly take their seats. “Andrew, are you with us? There you are,” says the Albion Middle School teacher, reaching to turn up the sound on his “iStudent” — 12-year-old Andrew Gardner, who was beamed from miles away to a smart tablet atop a desk at the front of the class. Utah’s polluted winter air forces Andrew, who has a permanent lung injury, to seek refuge in Arizona. The seventh-grader missed n...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57489094@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:12:35 MDT Editor column: Help brainstorm solutions to Utah’s pollution http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57609855-78/sltrib-com-utah-daybreak.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57609855-78/sltrib-com-utah-daybreak.html.csp">Editor column: Help brainstorm solutions to Utah’s pollution</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Terry Orme</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-01T20:16:29.237-06:00">Updated Mar 1, 2014 08:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The more we experiment and innovate in our online presentation of news at sltrib.com, the more potential we see to push our journalism into new areas of audience engagement. Tribune readers who get their news via computers and mobile devices have noticed more video, more interviews and more opportunities to join the discussion on stories of interest, be it same-sex marriage, the state’s air quality or the performances of Utah athletes at the Sochi Olympics. This week, we push into something ne...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57609855@www.sltrib.com Sat, 01 Mar 2014 20:16:29 MDT Thursday public forum focuses on health effects of bad air http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57608338-78/utah-pollution-public-discussion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57608338-78/utah-pollution-public-discussion.html.csp">Thursday public forum focuses on health effects of bad air</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAd</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-27T21:02:19.613-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 09:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Among the many hotly debated issues regarding Utah’s air quality: Where does the pollution come from? A group of physicians concerned about health effects of air pollution will take up the question in a public discussion Thursday starting at 7 p.m. at Salt Lake City Main Library auditorium. Views differ on which and how much of the emissions in the Wasatch Front’s inversion come from major industrial polluters, more widespread emitters such as commercial buildings and homes, and the exact role o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57608338@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:02:19 MDT Editorial: Utah pollution is a moral issue, too http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57592262-82/pollution-utah-health-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57592262-82/pollution-utah-health-state.html.csp">Editorial: Utah pollution is a moral issue, too</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-26T01:01:03.223-06:00">Updated Feb 26, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When public health is threatened by a product that many Utah legislators see as evil, they agree to consider changing state law to keep that product out of the hands of young Utahns. On the other hand, when the same legislators are confronted by another health hazard, this one produced by large corporations not considered purveyors of an immoral substance, they find it difficult, indeed, to put limits on the amount of that toxic substance being consumed by even the youngest and most vulnerable...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57592262@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Feb 2014 01:01:03 MDT Op-ed: The haze is lifting, but not the hazy ideas about pollution http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57591853-82/pollution-utah-consequences-agencies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57591853-82/pollution-utah-consequences-agencies.html.csp">Op-ed: The haze is lifting, but not the hazy ideas about pollution</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Moench</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-24T17:11:02.261-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 05:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s easy for an alcoholic to commit to abstinence after he’s been in a car accident. It’s also easy to abandon that commitment once the accident is only seen receding in the rear view mirror of his mind. So it is with air pollution. The best time to get citizens and the Legislature to commit to long term policy changes is when the consequences of inaction are staring them in the face, specifically the eyes, nose and throat part of the face — “pollution inebriation” if you will. Nothing focus...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57591853@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:11:02 MDT China dispatches pollution inspectors amid bad air http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57588093-68/beijing-pollution-china-areas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57588093-68/beijing-pollution-china-areas.html.csp">China dispatches pollution inspectors amid bad air</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-23T15:53:02.043-06:00">Updated Feb 23, 2014 03:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • China’s environment ministry said Sunday that it had sent inspectors to Beijing and other areas of the country to inspect polluting industries and check construction sites amid a spell of severe air pollution. Twelve teams will inspect factories, including those producing steel, coal, glass and cement, in Beijing, nearby Tianjin city and neighboring Hebei province, as well as their surrounding areas, the ministry said. The teams will review the local governments’ responses to the bad a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575880932014-02-23T15:53:02.043-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-23T15:53:02.043-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57588093@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Feb 2014 15:53:02 MDT