HEAL’s 2017 Legislative Grades! As & Fs: Oh, My!

Good morning on a lovely spring day in the Salt Lake Valley. It’s that time of year when we let you know how your State Legislators voted on clean air and clean energy bills this past session. Sorry it’s taken a few weeks to get these out: It’s a surprising amount …

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NEWS: Study: Wood-burning Is Significant In Winter Smog

KUER By  Judy Fahys April 1, 2017   A new state law allows cooking with wood, even when winter smog makes northern Utah’s air unhealthy. Now new scientific data shows that wood-burning turns out to be a bigger part of the problem than anyone realized. The state’s Air Quality Board hadn’t asked …

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NEWS: Governor Signs Bill Allowing Wood Burning to Cook

Associated Press March 28, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Clean air advocates are upset that Gov. Gary Herbert signed into law a measure that allows wood burning for cooking on even the worst air quality days. Herbert signed the measure Friday despite the Utah Air Quality Board asking …

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NEWS: Herbert ignores clean air advocates concerns, signs wood-burning bill

Fox 13 Now MARCH 28, 2017, Posted by Elizabeth Suggs   SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Herbert signed HB 65, which prohibits future regulation on wood burning for commercial and non-commercial use if the primary purpose is to cook food. The nonprofit organization HEAL Utah who advises Herbert on air quality …

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NEWS: Herbert stokes fire over air quality by signing bill allowing use of wood to cook

Salt Lake Tribune Published by: Emma Penrod March 28, 2017 Gov. Gary Herbert has signed into law a controversial proposal to exempt burning wood to cook food from air quality regulations. While speaking of the bill last Thursday, Gov. Herbert said that if he signed it, there would “be some …

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