SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – On Monday, Gov. Gary Herbert ceremoniously signed 15 pieces of legislation, for a total of $29 million going toward clean air in the next year.
The bills range from free transit days to a voluntary wood-burning conversion program.
“Last year, the state appropriated a little more than a half million dollars,” said Thom Carter, Executive Director with Utah Clean Air Partnership.
This year’s combined $29 million, he said, is historic.
“We’re making a huge difference,” added Carter.
Gov. Herbert acknowledged Monday that much more needs to be done.