NEWS: EnviroNews: Great Salt Lake Toxic Dump

Amy Brunvand Catalyst Magazine March 7th, 2018 In February, a coalition of local environmental groups hosted public meetings regarding a threat to build a garbage dump at the north end of Great Salt Lake. A company called Promontory Point Resources, LLC has applied for a Class V waste permit which…

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OP-ED: Promontory Point doesn’t decide what’s an open record and what isn’t

Standard-Examiner Editorial Board Standard-Examiner March 18th, 2018 Promontory Point Resources doesn’t want you to know its plans for a landfill on a lonely peninsula in the Great Salt Lake. No, that’s stating it too mildly. Promontory Point Resources desperately doesn’t want you to know its plans for a landfill on…

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NEWS: Promontory Class V landfill not needed in Utah, says DEQ consultant’s report

Leia Larsen Standard Examiner March 14th, 2018 When a landfill developer on Promontory Point suddenly withdrew its permit application to take out-of-state waste last month, they said it was to “better collaborate with stakeholders, like the DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality).” But a letter sent last week by an attorney for Promontory Point…

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LTE: Kudos to our power companies, who are pursuing cleaner energy

Jerri L Hurley Salt Lake Tribune March 5th, 2018 Kermit Heid’s letter (“Not emmission free,” Feb. 21) stated that electric cars are really not emission-free, since our electricity comes from coal burned at 30 percent efficiency. With solar panels, we’ve been able to drive our Leaf 16,000 emission-free miles in…

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EDITORIAL: Utah’s Legislature passes a win, and a loss, for the environment

Salt Lake Tribune Salt Lake Tribune March 9th, 2018 In very anticlimactic fashion, the Legislature passed a resolution this session that recognizes “the impacts of a changing climate” and our stewardship over it. Yes, the Utah Legislature. Rep. Rebecca Edwards sponsored House Joint Resolution 7, which is a nonbinding resolution to commit the…

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NEWS: Promontory Point landfill withdraws permit to take out-of-state waste

Leia Larsen Standard Examiner February 22nd, 2018 Owners of a landfill site on Promontory Point near the Great Salt Lake have withdrawn their permit application that would allow them to accept out-of-state waste. Promontory Point Resources sent a letter to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality on Feb. 16, 2018, requesting to withdraw their Class…

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NEWS: Box Elder lawmaker has mixed feelings about pushing Promontory landfill approval

Leia Larsen Standard-Examiner February 6th, 2018 Approval for a large landfill on the Great Salt Lake’s Promontory Point sailed through the Utah Legislature two years ago. Now, the lawmaker who backed the measure says he wasn’t fully aware of the facts or demand for urgent action. The owners, Promontory Point…

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New Rooftop Solar Frontier!

It seems hard to believe that 2017 is coming to a close. We have had some pretty big developments over the past year, one of which is the big rooftop solar settlement. For those that need a quick refresher you can read this Salt Lake Tribune article to get up to speed.  Before…

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