Dr. Seth Lyman Named Clean Air Person of the Year by UCAIR
By Kristin Forbis, Feb 28, 2020
A USU Uintah Basin scientist is being recognized for his work to combat air pollution in the Uintah Basin. Dr. Seth Lyman is the director of the USU Bingham Entrepreneurship & Energy Research Center and has been named the Clean Air Person of the Year by the Utah Clean Air Partnership(UCAIR). A USU press release issued on Thursday shares that over the past several years, Dr. Lyman and his team have worked with community leaders in the Uintah Basin to understand and mitigate air pollution. “I often say that there are no perfect answers but there are practical solutions,” says Thom Carter UCAIR executive director. "For applying his knowledge, research and experience to developing practical solutions to help clear the air, Seth is well deserving of the UCAIR Person Of The Year recognition.” Dr. Lyman is quick to share the credit for progress made. “The air quality issues the Uintah Basin faces are complex, and the progress we have made is the result of dedicated effort by many different partners,”shares Dr. Lyman. “Credit for this progress belongs to my coworkers at the Bingham Center, as well as local oil and gas companies, elected officials, government agencies, the Ute Tribe, and environmental advocates.” In addition to developing a wintertime ozone forecast program and conducting groundbreaking research published in scientific journals, Dr. Lyman is nationally known for his research and community work in the air quality field. “Seth has the respect of industry leaders, the science community, and elected officials for his work to combat air pollution in the Uintah Basin,” shares USU associate vice president James Taylor. “He has become a critical resource for community and state leaders and is nationally identified for the progress he has made in this area. He is well deserving of this recognition.” UCAIR honored Dr. Lyman at the 5th annual UCAIR Summit on February 26th.