Hillyard: Utah’s air getting cleaner

The air in Cache Valley right now is better than it has been for a long time. At least that’s what Utah Republican State Senator Lyle Hillyard says. A lot of people wanted the legislature to take major steps to clean up the air and Hillyard said some wanted to ban wood burning stoves.

“We didn’t ban wood burning because there are too many people in Utah where that’s their sole source of heat,” Hillyard said on KVNU’s Crosstalk program last week. “You really can’t do that.

“But there was $750,000 one time (money) put in as an incentive to help people either change to propane or get more efficient stoves.”

Hillyard said the Utah legislature passed some measures that will hopefully clean up the air but he said individuals have to also do a lot themselves.

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