NEWS: Environmentalists: Coal ash landfill near Price must be moved

Salt Lake Tribune By: Emma Penrod Published January 23, 2017   Three environmental groups have joined forces to call for Rocky Mountain Power to relocate a landfill which released more than 2,000 cubic yards of coal ash into the Price River last summer. The Sierra Club, HEAL Utah, and Utah …

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NEWS: Rocky Mountain Power says plant’s ‘research farm’ is perfectly safe

BRIAN MAFFLY The Salt Lake Tribune Dec 24 2016   Just below the Huntington Power Plant, a coal-fired generating station at the mouth of the eponymous central Utah canyon, agricultural plots spread out along the right bank of Huntington Creek. For the past four decades, these bucolic 250 acres have …

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Episode #53: HEAL’s Victories! Clean Air, Coal & Coal Ash

Matt flies solo and dives deep on three recent HEAL Utah victories, offering some context and detail to explain the significance of each. First, he talks about Navitus, a proposed waste-to-energy facility that Sandy City officials are now backing away from. Second, he describes the collapse of the Oakland coal terminal …

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Another Big Win! (On the Coal Ash Front)

Holy Cow, the wins keep on coming! Last week, I wrote about how excited we were that two dirty energy projects we have fought appear to be finally dead. Success! And, last week, I’m delighted to report, we won a key ruling from a federal judge! The lawsuit HEAL and our …

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NEWS: Utah environmental regulators reviewing spill of Rocky Mountain Power coal ash into Price River

Emma Penrod August 12, 2016 The Salt Lake Tribune State officials say the Price River is safe for recreation and irrigation and that Rocky Mountain Power should be able to handle any future storms like the one that discharged an estimated 2,700 cubic yards of coal ash into the Price …

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NEWS: Utah assessing how much Rocky Mountain Power coal waste washed into Price River

Brain Maffly and Emma Penrod August 08, 2016 The Salt Lake Tribune A flash flood Thursday afternoon cut through a massive repository of coal ash outside Helper and pushed unknown quantities of the waste into the Price River. Over the past six decades, Rocky Mountain Power has filled a side …

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Ask Federal Officials to reject Rocky Mountain Power’s Shoddy Coal Mine Cleanup Bid!

Remember back in April we told you about how Rocky Mountain Power has been mishandling coal ash wastes at its Huntington power plant? It’s an alarming story: A big utility discovered coal ash contaminated water was polluting the area. Rather than doing the right thing — investing in a solution …

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News: Power Plant Is Using A Fake Farm To Avoid The Clean Water Act, Groups Allege

Natasha Geiling Think Progress March 24, 2016 A coalition of environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against PacifiCorp, one of the western United States’ leading energy providers, alleging that the company has been improperly disposing of toxic coal ash waste for decades. The lawsuit alleges a slew of pollution violations …

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