SALT LAKE CITY — A study commissioned by Utah state agencies says air pollution kills 202 residents a year.
A group of Utah doctors is citing the report to urge Gov. Gary Herbert to factor in the environmental costs of coal-fired power in a state energy policy..
Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment wants Herbert to embrace the findings of a study commissioned — but not endorsed — by state agencies.
Utah commissioned the study with a $150,000 matching grant from the federal government.
Massachusetts-based Synapse Energy Economics Inc. itemized the health and environmental costs of Utah's reliance on coal-fired power plants.
The report says Utah should replace its most polluting coal plants with wind and solar power and find ways to conserve energy.
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