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Want Cleaner Air?

Here’s what you can do: 

1)  Lower your thermostat  
Lower the temperature just two degrees to make an impact​  
2) Carpool 
Reduce emissions by 16.63 pounds/day you carpool 
3)  Don't idle ​  
Help cut emissions by 893 tons/year - turn off the engine if you’ll be stopped more than 30 seconds 
4)  Stop wood burning​   
Help cut 1.7 million pounds of emissions​  
5)  Use the public transit system 
48% of Utah's daily emissions come from cars. Visit for transit routes and schedules. 
6) Avoid cold starts & combine trips 
Cold engines produce more pollution, so combining trips or making a “trip chain” reduces emissions 
7) Get regular engine tune ups and emissions checks 
Properly tuned engines emit less pollution 
8) Walk or Bike more 
And support infrastructure that creates walkable and bikeable neighborhoods 
9) Tell your state legislators to support clean air bills 
Such as HB 101 and HB 171 
For info on bills: ​ 
For legislator contact info: ​ 
For more tips and statistics, visit ​​ or ​  
Presented by Mormon Women for Ethical Government 
H.B. 101 2​nd​ Sub – Air Quality Emissions Testing Amendments
Chief Sponsor: Rep. Patrice Arent ​•​ Senate Sponsor: Sen. Curt Bramble

Requires any county in the PM2.5 non-attainment area that currently does not have a
county-wide diesel emissions testing program to implement a 3-year pilot program. The
program will allow the most recent 5 model years to be exempt from testing, along with
agricultural and construction vehicles.

● Vehicles contribute 48% of Utah’s air pollution​. The state continues to violate federal air quality standards
● Diesel exhaust contains pollutants most harmful to public health, including small particulate matter
(PM2.5) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). NOx also reacts with other pollutants to form PM2.5.
● This policy has the potential to eliminate over 170 tons of pollution per year​, if the pilot program is
transitioned into a fully implemented program.
● This legislation only​ applies to light and medium duty vehicles, 14,000 lbs. or less​. ​Current exemptions
for agricultural and vintage vehicles remain unchanged​. Additional exemptions mirror the regulations of
counties currently implementing diesel emissions testing.
● Counties with current diesel testing programs will not be affected.
● Diesel testing programs ​cost $3000-$3500/ton, compared to $25,000/ton for industry sources

Why Test Diesel Vehicles?

Light & medium-duty diesels are ​approximately 2-6x more likely to fail
emissions testing​ than comparable gas vehicles.
Failing diesel vehicles produce up to ​4 times the PM2.5 pollution ​of
compliant diesels, and ​21 times the NOx pollution​.
In 2017, Weber County found a ​diesel failure rate of 18.8% for 2008 and
newer vehicles. Illegal tampering accounted for 38.8% of diesels that
failed​. In 2016,​ ​Davis County​ ​had a​ 14% diesel failure rate for 2008 and
newer vehicles.
In 2017, HB 134 (similar legislation as 2018’s HB 101) PASSED both the
full House and the Senate Business and Labor Committee and was
on the Senate board when session ended.

SUPPORTED BY: ​Utah County Commissioner Nathan Ivie,​ ​Orem City Council, Provo Municipal Council, Lindon City
Council, Congressman (Former Provo Mayor) John Curtis and other organizations and individuals.

2017 FISCAL NOTE:​ Owners of diesel vehicles covered by the bill would be required to pay the emissions inspection fee,
which averages $25 per inspection. There could be a slight increase in revenue to inspection stations and counties.