Nearly $29 million in clean air legislation celebrated Monday

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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.



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