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JUDY FAHYS – KUER

Utah leaders want to clean up the air even as the state grows in population and economic output. A daylong symposium next week focuses on how to accomplish both.

Jeffrey Barrett, deputy director of the Governor’s Office of Energy Development, says the timing’s perfect for Utah to talk about growing its economy while cutting the air pollution that makes people sick and unhappy. Barrett says that’s the impetus behind Tuesday’s Air & Energy Symposium.

“We thought that it was worthwhile to pull together folks to talk about air and energy,” he says, “and what the appropriate balance is and how we can really advance both goals – the goal of continuing economic growth and while continuing incremental improvements in air quality.” (…)

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