There's little debate that air quality has become a major concern along the Wasatch Front. But the solutions are still "hazy" as well. As clean air days become more rare, I have a quick-fix suggestion: Ban wood-burning fires, fire pits and any other outside burning on green as well as red days.
There are few things more frustrating than finally seeing the inversions move out, leaving us with what could be breathable fresh air, only to have a neighbor start up their fireplace or have an outdoor cookout. An entire neighborhood's air supply is instantly polluted. I understand that some use these devices for heating, but surely the government could work out a plan to help needy families make the switch from wood to gas.
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