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Alec S., UT

I was born and raised in Maryland and choose to go to school at Utah Valley U. I find it a huge problem that our air is rated negatively. The past two days in mid February, the smog has been visible and covers the mountains; I find this horrific.

I try to get outdoors as much as possible to rise above the hazards of negative air by skiing and rock climbing. I love this state for those reasons. As well as my mother's family was born and raised here.

I have always had the desire to get my education, explore these mountains as much as I can and then leave. I appreciate your rating and concern of this state.

First published: February 16, 2016

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