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Clean Air Cities

The Salt Lake Tribune , March 31, 2012

SLC and clean air

By Miyoko Sakashita

Re "Salt Lake City urges federal climate action" (Tribune, March 28):

I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, so news that its City Council passed a resolution that urges President Barack Obama to use the Clean Air Act to prevent climate change made me proud to be from Salt Lake City. My hometown now joins 19 other cities that have moved to become Clean Air Cities.

For four decades, the Clean Air Act has successfully protected the air we breathe, and today the act is our best hope to stem the tide of climate change. We need to embrace the idea of controlling carbon dioxide pollution with this powerful legal tool to ensure that our children have a safe and healthy place to grow up.

Kudos to Salt Lake City for taking a stand and speaking out to embolden America to take action on climate change.

Miyoko Sakashita

Oakland, Calif.

This article originally appeared here.

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