Episode #76: Ken Sanders, Environmental Activism Historian & Rare Bookshop Owner

Matt chats with the founder and namesake of Ken Sanders Rare Books. They discuss how the history of environmentalism and literature in Utah have often gone together, discussing such literary giants such as Edward Abbey and Wallace Stegner. Ken reminisces about his time spent with these great writers, and describes …

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Episode #75: Natalie Blanton, Sage Mountain

Natalie joins Matt to chat about Sage Mountain Farm Animal Sanctuary. As the Director of Communications (and a doctoral student within Environmental Sociology and Gender at the University of Utah), Natalie works to challenge the current food system through educational programs and creating a physical space for rescued farm animals. This organization …

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NEWS: Critics say Utah power company’s plan violates EPA ruling

Published by Herald & Review From Al Hartmann via the Salt Lake Tribune and Associated Press April 8, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah power company has come under fire by critics who say its latest 20-year strategic plan contains elements that would violate federal law. Rocky …

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NEWS: Utah energy provider plans major wind turbine expansion

KUTV By: Associated Press April 5, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s largest electricity provider has announced plans to build a wind turbine in Wyoming that would power more Utah homes by 2021. Rocky Mountain Power officials said Tuesday that they want to build a $3.5 billion wind …

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NEWS: Rocky Mountain Power plans major wind turbine expansion

Salt Lake Tribune By: Emma Penrod Published 4/4/2017   Wyoming wind will be powering more Utah homes by 2021, Rocky Mountain Power announced Tuesday. The state’s largest provider of electricity said it plans to build a $3.5 billion wind generation and transmission project in southwestern Wyoming over the next three …

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Episode #74: Cheryl Fox, Summit Land Conservancy

Matt chats with Cheryl about her organization’s work protecting and preserving land in Park City, Summit County and beyond. They talk primarily about the current drive to preserve Bonanza Flats, a 1,350 acre parcel in the Wasatch which will be developed if local governments and nonprofits can’t raise $38 million by …

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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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