SALT LAKE CITY — There will be no shortage of clean-air initiatives this session in the Legislature.
House Democrats held a news conference Monday to outline seven measures they are running to deal with cleaning up the air, ranging from a proposal to offer free Utah Transportation Authority passes in January and July to the possibility of offering income tax credits to people who use public transit.
Sen. Stuart Adams, R-Layton, has also said Republicans will be introducing some clean-air measures later this session.
Rep. Patrice Arent, D-Holladay, said the party will not matter in addressing clean-air measures. She noted there have been 55 days with red air alerts in Utah in the past two years, including 22 this winter.
“It’s imperative we act now,” Arent said of the problem. She noted no one bill by itself will solve the problem.