Leaders & clean air advocates push to keep clean car standards

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) — Clean air advocates and Salt Lake leaders will gather at the Capitol Wednesday to oppose the rollback of America’s clean car standards.

They want to bring back annual inspection and emission programs that were eliminated. The changes will not require carmakers to build cleaner, more fuel-efficient cars like hybrids and electric cars.  

The group says the proposal could mean more dirty cars on Utah roads and air pollution which will impact our air quality and affect the health of over eighty-thousand people living in Salt Lake County.

Advocates, along with Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski will call on Utah Senator Mitt Romney to support the federal clean air standards.   

The gathering starts at 1 p.m. in the Utah State Capitol Presentation Room.

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