SB 186: Bill would loan funds for air quality cleanup

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SALT LAKE CITY —  An air quality bill that would allocate give state loans to help companies purchase and install air quality control technology is moving through the Legislature.

The Utah Legislature ends its 2016 session on March 10. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
The Utah Legislature ends its 2016 session on March 10. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rep. V. Lowry Snow is sponsoring the bill. “I think it’s important because it fits a dual purpose. It provides economic incentive to bring high quality, high paying jobs, and also provides a means for that company to meet our clean air requirements, maintaining our air quality for new industry,” Lowry said.

The Bill would seek to incentivize businesses to control pollution with the best available technology. Education Development Corp. of Utah is one of the supporters of the bill.

The bill would offer a grant or loan to these businesses to invest in technology that would allow them to comply with the clean air act. The process depends on what the company is bringing to Utah, how many jobs, and how high paying those jobs are.

 

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