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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…

Smog lines the valley in Salt Lake County on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

NEWS: Board approves state air quality plan; critics say it doesn't go far enough

7/19/14, Herald Journal: Climatologist: Haze in Cache Valley a byproduct of Northwest wildfires. Read more...

NEWS ITEMS: Following Judy Fahys on Twitter in the Salt Lake Tribune will help you to stay informed on environmental news in Utah.

SOLUTION: Ride sharing is a very effective way to reduce the air pollution and to get to work quicker in the high occupancy lanes.

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