Utah Doctors Declare Inversion a Health Emergency, Ask Governor for Help

A group of doctors wants Utah Governor Gary Herbert to do more about the state’s air pollution. Wednesday, a handful of doctors delivered a letter signed by over 100 healthcare professionals declaring Utah’s continued inversions a public health emergency.

President of the Utah Physicians of a Healthy Environment Brian Moench says the letter contains ideas of how the state can reduce pollution.

“We could reduce freeway speeds to 55 mph. We should be making all mass transit free for the remainder of the winter season and asking the legislature to make the revenue lost to the UTA.”

Moench says he would also like the state to put a permanent ban on wood-burning. The Governor was not in his office when the letter was delivered and has not yet responded.