‘Merry Christmas to all, and to all a clear night:’ Utah DEQ releases festive video reminding Utah residents to help environment

SALT LAKE CITY — “Twas the night before Christmas and all through the state, fires were burning, the air wasn’t great,” Utah Dept. of Environmental Quality Executive Director Alan Matheson says in a new holiday-themed video.

Utah DEQ posted the video, a parody of the popular Christmas poem, “The Night Before Christmas,” warning Utahns of environmental issues that affect the state and its residents.

“Auto emissions were reaching a peak,”┬áMatheson read. “Haven’t seen blue skies in nearly a week.”

Matheson went on to read that the narrator of the story was desperate for a solution to Utah’s environmental problems. That answer, Matheson read, came in the form of “public servants” from the Utah DEQ.

“Come all divisions, hurry! Make haste! The Divisions of Air, of Water and Waste!” he reads, adding: “And of course, don’t forget the Division of Drinking Water and the Division Environmental Response and Remediation.”

Watch the video here:

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