Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
The inversion remains over Salt Lake County on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. The Salt Lake Chamber has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Utah Clean Air Partnership to support the chamber’s business-driven air quality programs, including the Clear the Air Challenge and the Clean Air Champions initiative.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake Chamber has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Utah Clean Air Partnership to support the chamber’s business-driven air quality programs, including the Clear the Air Challenge and the Clean Air Champions initiative.

The grant will allow the chamber to expand marketing and outreach efforts to Utah’s business community with the goal to increase participation in programs that promote emission-reduction strategies.

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“There is no greater health threat to our community than poor air quality,” Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the chamber, said in a statement. “Doing our part to clear the air isn’t just about our quality of life, it’s about the quality of life for our children and grandchildren. Beyond that, it’s an economic issue. In order to attract and retain the kind of talent we need to further our state’s economy, we have to protect our unparalleled quality of life. This grant from UCAIR ensures that the Salt Lake Chamber will be able to continue its efforts in engaging the business community to participate in improving our air quality.”