"5,000 Rally Against Air Pollution at Utah Capitol"

"SALT LAKE CITY -- Using the momentum of a growing number of Utah residents who are dissatisfied with the unhealthy haze hanging over the Wasatch Front, clean-air advocates rallied in modern-day record fashion Saturday to ensure they are heard by Gov. Gary Herbert and state lawmakers."

"About 5,000 people, many wearing mouth and nose respiratory masks -- and a few gas masks -- attended the Utah 'Clean Air, No Excuses' Rally on the front steps of the state Capitol.

The rally, sponsored by a host of groups that are proponents of clean air, and billed as the largest rally in recent Utah history, was organized with the intent of getting state leaders to act on measures that will reduce air pollution as it relates to freeways, mass transit, diesel fumes, wood burning, refineries and 'dirty energy addiction.'"

Bryon Saxton reports for the Ogden Standard-Examiner January 26, 2014.

Source: Ogden Standard-Examiner, 01/27/2014