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Special Broadcast | The Air We Breathe

We have a problem…

Our air makes us sick, takes away from our state’s natural beauty, and it’s depressing. Join X96 and Broadway Media on Friday, February 16th at 9 am for an hour-long discussion about “The Air We Breathe”, brought to you commercial-free by Rocky Mountain Power.

The show will feature a of panel of professionals from industry, politics, healthcare, and more to help our community find ways to make our air cleaner and improve the quality of life for all of us.

Video of this discussion will also stream live on Facebook, YouTube, and right here on our website. We encourage you to tune in and add to the discussion on social media by sharing your comments and asking our panel questions.

Our Panel

Bryce Bird

Bryce is the Air Quality Director with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality where he works with his staff to provide regulatory programs that are tied to measurable air quality improvements.

James Campbell

James Campbell is the Legislative Policy Advisor at Rocky Mountain Power (RMP).  James joined RMP in 2007 where he has worked on developing corporate policy and strategy.  He most recently drafted and implemented the Sustainable Transportation and Energy Plan legislation and was the recipient of a $4 million U.S. Department of Energy cost share award for the deployment of electric transportation programs.  Currently, he is working on developing the company’s Smart Cities Initiative. Prior to joining RMP, James worked at the Utah Division of Air Quality where he was the staff lead for Governor Huntsman’s Renewable Energy Initiative and Blue Ribbon Advisory Council for Climate Change.  James earned a bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering, a Masters in Environmental Engineering, and a Masters in Business Administration all from the University of Utah.

Thom Carter

Thom is the Executive Director for the Utah Clean Air Partnership. UCAIR is a non-profit organization established to bring communities together with one goal in mind – improving Utah’s air. Thom has a diverse background, including work in the political and policy arena alongside international experience in professional sports. In the policy world, he has served as an elected official in New Jersey and has also worked on policy initiatives in New Jersey and Utah tied to health care and transportation respectively. Carter’s professional sports background includes growing Major League Baseball’s operations in Australia and helping to build a new indoor football league here in the United States. Now at UCAIR, Thom works diligently to bring partners together for collective impact in addressing Utah’s air quality challenges.

Dr. Kerry E. Kelly

Dr. Kelly is a Chemical and Environmental Engineer and Assistant Professor at the University of Utah.  Her work focuses on the links between energy, air quality and human health, and it is motivated by local and regional air-­quality challenges along the Wasatch Front.  She performed early work that led to an improved understanding and subsequent policy solutions to address the sources of particulate matter during winter-time inversions along the Wasatch Front.   Dr. Kelly served 8 years on Utah’s Air Quality Board, and she currently chairs Utah’s Air Quality Policy Board.

Sarah Wright

As founder and Executive Director of clean energy advocacy group, Utah Clean Energy, Sarah has a proven record of success in driving renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions within the state of Utah. She has effectively fostered diverse partnerships with state agencies, municipal governments, industry, agricultural groups and community groups to advance clean energy in Utah. She is an intervener in policy and regulatory proceedings in support of energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Tune in on February 16th at 9 am and learn how you can help turn things around by being an Air Hero.


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