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Governor Introduces Clean Air Action Team

Press Release

October 16, 2013

SALT LAKE – On Tuesday, Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced the creation of a Clean Air Action Team. This team will gather research, work with the public and recommend strategies to improve Utah’s air quality. Members of the team come from the legislature, healthcare community, industry, local businesses, advocacy groups and research institutions, representing various perspectives on air quality.

“The action team’s recommendations will cover the gamut—everything from regulation, legislation, education, research and transportation,” said Herbert. “I want to assure you that no possible solution will be left unturned.”

The Clean Air Action Team will review and recommend regulatory or statutory remedies to policymakers to improve Utah’s air quality statewide. It will operate as an independent work group, facilitated by Envision Utah.

The Clean Air Action Team is comprised of the following individuals:

Lonnie Bullard, Jacobsen Construction

Dr. Michelle Hofmann, physician, Breathe Utah

Susan Hardy, Mountainland Association of Governments

Dr. Robert Paine, pulmonologist, Program on Air Quality, Health and Society, U of U

Amanda Smith, executive director, Dept. of Environmental Quality

Sarah Wright, executive director, Utah Clean Energy

Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City 

Ben McAdams, mayor, Salt Lake County

Matt Sibul, Utah Transit Authority

Kathy Van Dame, Air Quality Board

Ryan Evans, Salt Lake Chamber

Ron Jibson, president and CEO, Questar

Andrew Gruber, executive director, Wasatch Front Regional Council

Dr. Charles Sorenson, CEO, Intermountain Healthcare

Jeff Edwards, executive director, Economic Development Corporation of Utah

Dr. Edward Redd, State Representative and physician

Patrice Arent, State Representative

Rebecca Chavez-Houck, State Representative

Stuart Adams, State Senator

Lowry Snow, State Representative 

David Brems, GSBS Architects

Roger Jackson, FFKR Architects

Peter Stempel, Stempel Form Architects

Steve Sands, Kennecott, Air Quality Board

Ted Wilson, executive director, UCAIR 

Angelo Papastamos, UDOT Travelwise

Dan McArthur, mayor, St. George

Dr. Robert Gillies, state climatologist

Robin Erickson, Utah Clean Cities

Dr. Bob Rolfs, deputy director, Utah Department of Health 

Nancy McCormick, state president, AARP

Linda Johnson, League of Women Voters

Terry Marasco, executive director, Moms for Clean Air

Joseph Shaffer, director of health, Tri-County Health, Uintah Basin

Vicki Varela, director, Utah Office of Tourism

Cody Stewart, Governor’s energy advisor

Alan Matheson, state planning coordinator and Governor’s environmental advisor

Matthew Eyring, chief strategy and innovation officer, Vivint Inc.

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