In his 2013 State of the State address, Gov. Gary Herbert stated that "52 percent of the pollution during inversions comes from tailpipes." One would thus expect our lawmakers to enact legislation that encourages cleaner transportation.
I consequently sent them two reports with Environmental Protection Agency data comparing electric vehicles and compressed natural gas vehicles: "Utah Air Quality and EVs" and "How Do EVs and CNGVs Compare?"
Those data are indisputable: When one tallies the pollution and greenhouse gases, from both tailpipes and upstream sources, EVs are the cleanest. Utah therefore needs to increase its paltry $605 incentive for EVs to the $2,500 awarded to CNG vehicles.