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EPA Officially Moves Utah Side Of Cache Valley Into PM2.5 'Attainment'

The Cache County area is officially in attainment of Clean Air Act standards for PM2.5 pollution, the EPA announced Wednesday.

The area had been designated a nonattainment area for fine particulates since 2009.


“Today, based on an evaluation of monitoring data and the State of Utah’s detailed plans for continued progress, EPA is pleased to redesignate the Logan and Cache County area as attaining Clean Air Act standards for fine particulate pollution,” stated EPA Acting Regional Administrator Debra H. Thomas in a media release on Wednesday. “This milestone was earned by many and reflects years of hard work to reduce emissions of this harmful pollutant.” Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.