Utah Senator says there's 'nothing we can do to stop inversions'

Looking down from Snowbird at the Salt Lake Valley (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) - Utah Senator Todd Weiler (R - Woods Cross, District 23) says when it comes to Utah's inversions, there's not much that can be done to stop them.

Weiler says the inversions were here before the pioneers showed up and that Utah's air has gotten cleaner in the past two decades.

Weiler says most of the pollution is caused mostly by people heating their homes and driving their cars.

Weiler tweeted out the following message:

"Many of you won’t believe this, but:

  1. Utah’s air is getting cleaner every year and has been for the past two decades — even despite a massive increase in population.
  2. There is nothing we can do to stop inversions. They even happened before the pioneers showed up.
  3. Most of the pollution you see during inversions is from people driving their cars and heating their homes.
  4. Even if we do nothing, Utah’s air will continue to get cleaner every year for the next decade. This is mostly because Tier 3 cars and fuel are becoming available."

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