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SOLUTIONS: Some version of a pollution tax or cap-and-trade system is likely to be the best way to attain environmental benefits while minimizing the costs to American producers and consumers. It is also the form of environmental regulation best able to keep direct intervention by government at a minimum. Given the alternatives, friends of markets and limited government would be wise to move beyond the negative associations caused by the recent debate, and to give market-based environmental…

DATA: Dr. Pope, at BYU, documents the health impacts of air pollution in Utah and elsewhere. This link to his vita will direct you to many journal articles on this topic. University students and faculty can get these articles through their University library. If you need help, contact me.

SOLUTION: It is widely recognised that congestion pricing could be an effective measure to solve environmental and congestion problems in urban areas—a reform that normally also would generate a net welfare surplus. Despite this the implementation of congestion pricing has been very slow. One reason for a low public and political acceptance could be that equity impacts have not been given enough concern. In studies of distributional impacts of congestion pricing it has often been claimed…

Solutions: SUPPORT EPA'S SWEEPING PLAN TO CLEAN UP WESTERN COAL POLLUTION. The video is quite informative and compelling. http://www.truebluesky.org/

DATA: Why It Matters  Cities along the Wasatch Front and in Cache Valley are among the most polluted in the country for short-term particle pollution.Research confirms that exposure to pollution leads to serious health consequences, including shorter lives for ourselves and our children. Although the air quality challenges in Utah are difficult, we believe that together we can make a huge impact.