Week Four at the Utah State Legislature: The Good, Bad and Downright Ugly

NEW: The HEAL Utah Capitol Report! Want to stay up to date with the Utah State Legislature? “The HEAL Utah Capitol Report,” is Fridays at 1:30 p.m.Stream it on Facebook Live or call (805) 309-2350 and enter the code 112-3337#  There’s no way to sugarcoat it — Last week was …

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Legislative Week Three: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Sign Up For HEAL’s Citizen Activist Program What started as a rather mundane week at the Utah State Legislature turned into a hotbed of activity by last Friday. So, grab your stress ball and read on:  HB29 Energy Efficient Vehicle Tax Credit Amendments from Rep. Stephen Handy (R-Layton) was held again …

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NEWS: Utah County, Provo residents hold first area rally for clean air, legislation

By: Shelby Slade Daily Herald February 4, 2017   Utah County residents gathered to speak out against the poor air quality so common in the winter and voice support for introducing legislation to address the issue. Several dozen people waved signs with phrases like “Provo, are you listening?” and “We …

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NEWS: A move in the right direction

By Annie Knox City Weekly Published on February 4, 2017   A clean-air proposal with support from the governor is taking aim at a largely unchecked pollutant in northern Utah: diesel fumes. The measure seeks to require emissions tests for cars and trucks that take diesel fuel, and it would …

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NEWS: Groundhog Day means lousy air and the Legislature all over again

By Robert Gehrke Salt Lake Tribune Published Feb 02 2017   When Gov. Gary Herbert walked out on the steps of the Capitol on Thursday, he couldn’t see his shadow, which means we have five more weeks of the Legislature. Frankly, it’s hard to see much of anything from the …

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NEWS: Utah solar industry gives up fight over tax credit for rooftop installs

Salt Lake Tribune By: Emma Penrod Published:  February 2, 2017   State lawmakers and officials from Utah’s solar industry have reached an agreement for phasing out tax credits for residents installing rooftop arrays, partly by increasing those incentives while they are still available. Many said they have mixed feelings about …

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Week Two: All (Reasonably) Quiet on the Legislative Front

This Week’s Clean Air Victory! HB134 – Emissions testing amendments unanimously passes the House committee   Given all that is happening on the national level, we find ourselves relieved that the state of things at the legislature is, dare we say, positive? (Knock on wood… quickly!) With week two at …

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