Clearing the Air: Industry's Contribution

Feb 28, 2013

Thursday, it’s another installment in our "Clearing the Air" series and we’re talking about industry’s contribution to Utah's dirty air. There's a lot of debate about exactly how responsible industries like Kennecott Utah Copper and the area’s oil refineries are for our air pollution. Are they 11-percent of the problem? Thirty-percent? The industrial sector’s emissions have been regulated for decades, so what have they done to clean up their acts in that time? And what more can they be expected to do?

In the interest of full disclosure, it should be noted that Rio Tinto Kennecott Utah Copper is an underwriter of KUER and a sponsor of RadioWest and the Utah Film Center's "Through the Lens" series. KUER's dealings with Rio Tinto are handled by its development office, independent of KUER's editorial department and RadioWest.