- Associated Press - Thursday, March 3, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah regulators have decided not to review a set of air-emissions proposals drafted by environmental groups, saying instead the ideas could be used in future plans.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1WXgF2F ) that the state Air Quality Board voted Wednesday to deny a petition for a formal public evaluation of three proposals brought by local advocates.

Department of Environmental Quality officials argued that the ideas will be considered later this year and that reviewing the proposals would be a waste of time.

The decision comes as the state is looking to reduce harmful pollution after missing a December deadline for attaining the Environmental Protection Agency’s standards for pollution thanks to three years of dirty winter air.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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