Wednesday, January 22, 2014

WSU Hosts Air Quality Expert Panel Discussion - Updated

Via one sharp-eyed and alert Weber County Forum reader we're delighted to provide a quick heads up regarding today's campus event, which will appeal to folks who are concerned about improving and protecting the quality of Utah’s air:
OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University’s Engaged Learning Series will host the Utah Air Quality Expert Panel Discussion [today] Jan. 22 at 12:30 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.

The WSU Environmental Issues Committee and the Center for Community Engaged Learning are co-sponsoring the panel composed of four local air quality experts who represent diverse interests:
  • Matt Pacenza, policy director for HEAL Utah
  • Rep. Joel Briscoe, minority caucus manager for the Utah State Legislature
  • Susan Soleil, executive director of Utah Interfaith Power and Light
  • Carl Ingwell, director of the University of Utah’s Student Clean Air Network
Associate professor of geography Eric Ewert will moderate the event.
 Here's more information from the WSU site:
“We envison this panel as less about hand-wringing over the poor quality of our air, and more about what citizens and residents can do to fix it,” Ewert says. “While only scheduled for 50 minutes, the session will continue as long as there are questions, and we will give hands-on demonstration of websites, phone apps and ways to get involved right away.”

We're hoping at least a few of you will be able to juggle your calenders and be in attendance.

We've linked this morning's topical Standard-Examiner front page story, just to add to your motivation:
Update 1/22/14 10:29 a.m.:   Added bonus: With news that the Wasatch Front's air is the worst in the nation and comparable to Beijing, Utah Political Capitol provides you with a history of air pollution in the state:
Update 1/23/14 7:00 a.m.:  The Standard carries a Nancy Van Valkenburg story this morning, reporting on yesterday's WSU campus event:


Ray said...

Why worry about this when according to "The Church", keeping alcohol and marriage rules at status quo are the big problems in Utah. Wouldn't want the kiddies to see a drink being mixed while breathing poison air. Might get them thinking for themselves, Oh my heck...

Rose said...

The photo is perfect!

CJ said...

Family values!!

Val said...

In Utah, pollution is everyone else's fault.

Ben said...

Yes Rudi...Yes!!!

Lisa said...

Priorities, Rudi, priorities. That is why Utah is spending money fighting same sex marriage, but not another dime for education.

Charon said...

We are all suffering from it! I was fine, my health was good until I moved back here from Sun Valley, ID. 7 yrs. ago. Now, not so good, a big difference...watering eyes,sore throat all the time, dry lips, chest congestion/ goes on and on. Something has to be done! But, what does one do to fix it? I do my part with what ever I can, but it seems so little! Utah seems to be all screwed up with everything they try to do,its all blank talk, and they take so long doing nothing....with what ever the hell it is that they are NOT doing! Does not make sense to me either!!! Something or someone's gotta give! Soon, before we all start falling over dead!

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