Utah adopting Calif.-style rules for air pollution
As Utah's air quality worsens, state regulators are working on a set of plans to limit everyday emissions, from banning the sale of aerosol deodorants and hair spray to prohibiting wood burning in fireplaces more often during the year.
Regulators say dozens of new rules will touch everyday life for 2 million of Utah's residents by August.
Utah could lose federal highway funds if it doesn't start reducing pollution by December 2014.
The new regulations will force California-style changes in consumer products, with spray pumps replacing aerosols or aerosols switching to environmentally-friendly propellants.
The rules are being written for the Wasatch Front, the urban corridor anchored by Salt Lake City that's exceeding federal clean-air standards this week. Officials say cold, stagnant air is trapping tailpipe and other emissions in Salt Lake's bowl-shaped valley.
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