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Pollution Solution: A Debate About Utah’s Environment

February 11, 2015

Click here for footage of the demonstration debate by the John R. Park Debate Society.

Click here for footage of the panel discussion, featuring Dr. Brian Moench, Senator Scott Jenkins, Terry Marasco, and Lee Peacock.

The John R. Park Debate Society (the University of Utah Forensics Team) is pleased to host Terry Marasco, Utah Clean Air Alliance; Brian Moench, founder and president of Physicians for a Healthy Environment; Senator Scott K. Jenkins, and others.

What: “Pollution Solution: A Debate About Utah’s Environment” presented by John R. Park Debate Society

Who: Terry Marasco, Brian Moench, Senator Scott K. Jenkins, and others

When: Wednesday, February 11th 2015 7:00-9:00pm

Where: Social Work Auditorium

In light of the recent public demonstrations about inversion and levels of air pollution in the state of Utah, the John R. Park Debate Society is hosting a public forum and demonstration debate on the topic of Utah’s air quality. Specifically, the event takes up the issue of whether the state legislature should prioritize economic development over emissions restrictions. Guests in the event are actively engaged in the issue from a multitude of perspectives related to environmental regulation, industrial development, and public health.

In addition, the University of Utah Forensics Team will be conducting a demonstration debate on the resolution, “Resolved: Utah should prioritize the improvement of its air quality over economic development.”

The John R. Park Debate Society at the University of Utah is an intercollegiate competitive debate team. Founded in 1869, the organization has long hosted biannual forums in an effort to educate the public and to facilitate civic dialogue about contentious political and social issues.

The event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, please contact Director of Forensics Dr. Michael Middleton m.middleton@utah.edu 

Last Updated: 8/21/17