NEWS: Commentary: Trump abandons efforts to clean up Utah’s air

Brian Moench and Malin Moench Salt Lake Tribune 10/17/2017   With all the scandals, in-fighting, threats, taunts, firings, bragging, tweeting and name calling, President Trump’s White House is certainly “The Greatest Show on Earth.” But behind this circus tent and out of the limelight, dangerous, death-defying feats are under way …

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OP-ED: It’s just false to say environmental rules kill jobs

By Ashley Soltysiak Published by the Salt Lake Tribune, Jun 24 2017 Amid fierce debate, the federal Environmental Protection Agency strengthened national ozone pollution standards in 2015. The move was billed by industry as one of the most expensive environmental regulations ever proposed, while public health and environmental advocacy groups …

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NEWS: Wasatch Front hits first mandatory pollution action of year

By Amy Joi O’Donoghue Published: June 7, 2017  As temperatures sizzled toward triple digits Wednesday, the Utah Division of Air Quality issued its first mandatory action alert of the year, urging people to refrain from driving if possible and for sensitive populations to reduce outdoor exertion. The mandatory action was in …

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NEWS: Weber-Morgan health board snuffs out its air quality advisory committee

By Leia Larsen Published by Standard-Examiner, Friday, June 09, 2017 The Weber-Morgan Health Board has dissolved its Air Quality Advisory Committee. The committee provided air-related perspectives, expertise and recommendations to the health board, but the board members have the ultimate say on policy and procedures. Members of the Air Quality Advisory Committee first …

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NEWS: Utah’s governor touts air quality improvements, but admits more needs to be done

BY BEN WINSLOW PUBLISHED MAY 16, 2017 Utah Governor Gary Herbert touted improvements to the state’s air quality, but acknowledged that more needed to be done. During a ceremonial bill signing on Tuesday at Ensign Elementary School, the governor highlighted steps the state has taken to reduce pollution. He signed a …

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NEWS: Trump’s withdrawal from Paris climate accord draws mixed Utah reaction

By BRIAN MAFFLY, EMMA PENROD and BENJAMIN WOOD The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 01 2017 03:00PM President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from participation in the Paris climate accord, announced Thursday, drew a wide-ranging and mixed reaction from Utahns. Echoing views voiced earlier by Utah Sens. Mike …

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NEWS: Utah reactions to Paris climate change departure mixed

By Dennis Romboy and Amy Joi O’Donoghue Published: June 1, 2017. Clean air advocates, Salt Lake City’s mayor and coal critics decried President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States from the Paris climate change agreement, but his move brought praise by the state’s GOP senators. “I look forward …

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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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