NEWS: Utah lawmakers push to limit summer fireworks after rash of fires and complaints of polluted air and terrified pets

Taylor W. Anderson Salt Lake Tribune 11/15/2017 Lawmakers are moving forward with a bill that would nearly cut in half the number of days Utahns can ignite fireworks after cities reported calls from residents afraid of fires, annoyed with noise and upset over air pollution around the state’s two July…

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NEWS: Utah among the most toxic states, report says

Jasen Lee Deseret News 11/09/2017 SALT LAKE CITY — Utah ranks among the highest producers of toxic chemicals in the United States, according to data and information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A Forbes.com report shows that the Beehive State was No. 3 behind only Alaska and Nevada in…

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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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NEWS: Trump administration halts pollution controls at Utah plants

Brady McCombs AP News 9/11/2017 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An appeals court granted a request Monday from President Donald Trump’s administration to halt a plan for new pollution controls at Utah’s oldest coal-fired power plants aimed at reducing haze near national parks. The development marks a reversal for the…

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NEWS: Utah’s lawsuit against feds on hold after EPA says it might reverse Obama-era order to install pollution controls at 2 coal plants

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune 9/12/2017 A federal plan that would have required Rocky Mountain Power to install new pollution controls at two coal-fired power plants is now on hold indefinitely. On Monday, the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals granted requests for a stay to prevent that order from…

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NEWS: Trump administration halts pollution controls at Utah plants

Brady McCombs Washington Post 9/11/2017 SALT LAKE CITY — An appeals court granted a request Monday from President Donald Trump’s administration to halt a plan for new pollution controls at Utah’s oldest coal-fired power plants aimed at reducing haze near national parks. The development marks a reversal for the U.S.…

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Press Release: Environmental Group Condemns Regional Haze Ruling

PRESS RELEASE****PRESS RELEASE****PRESS RELEASE Monday morning, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals granted the EPA’s request for a motion to stay Utah’s Regional Haze Ruling. The ruling postpones the installation of vital pollution control technologies on two of Utah’s coal plants indefinitely.  In June of 2016, the EPA ordered Rocky Mountain…

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NEWS: Former EPA leader defends actions on Utah haze, ozone

EMMA PENROD The Salt Lake Tribune May 19 2017 07:00AM A plan to require new pollution controls at coal-fired power plants in Utah was among the Environmental Protection Agency’s greatest accomplishments under the Obama administration, according to one of the agency’s former leaders. Shaun McGrath, former EPA Region 8 administrator,…

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