Cherise Udell is shocked by the levels of pollution in Utah’s air.
“I feel like I am locking my children in a windowless room full of chain smokers,” said Udell, the founder of Utah Moms for Clean Air. “I feel claustrophobic, I feel frustrated and I feel angry at our political leaders for not taking action on what Utahns consider to be one of the most important issues for Utah's future.”
On Saturday, Udell addressed a group of 30 activists in Salt Lake City to organize an initiative the group hopes will commit Utah lawmakers to addressing the problem.
The group is drafting a pledge that each lawmaker will be asked to sign. “We want it to be as generic as possible,” Udell said. “If you don’t support the pledge, you’re like one of those people who don’t love puppies. How can you not support clean air quality in Utah?”
Cherise Udell will join Rod at 6:20 to discuss what her group wants lawmakers to do,
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