NEWS: Pruitt seen as boon for utilities hit by EPA haze rule

E&E News Published by Sean Reilly February 14, 2017   Scott Pruitt hadn’t long been Oklahoma’s attorney general in 2011 when he sallied into his first public clash with U.S. EPA. The target: a proposed clampdown on power plant pollution clouding views at wilderness areas in three states. It turned …

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NEWS: Environmental groups want the governor to veto wood-burning bill

Salt Lake Tribune Published by: Emma Penrod February 21, 2017     Clean air activists want Gov. Gary Herbert to veto a bill that would prevent the state from regulating wood smoke used to cook food. Representatives of both HEAL Utah and Breathe Utah are opposed to HB65, which has …

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Episode #69: Dave Pacheco, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance

Matt and Dave, SUWA’s Utah organizer, chat about the organization’s efforts to protect Utah’s redrock wilderness, especially Bears Ears. He discussed the group’s collaboration with local Native groups, particularly the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition. Dave also described the key role that SUWA’s grassroots supporter play in their legal battles. For more information, visit SUWA’s website …

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Episode #68: Ashley Miller, Breathe Utah

Matt chats with Ashley about her work with Breathe Utah, a local clean air nonprofit that focuses on education and policy. Ashley describes Project Skyline, a project she’s been working on for several years to boost energy efficiency in buildings, to help reduce the emissions which foul our air. They …

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NEWS: The politics of pollution in Utah

Fox 13 By: Max Roth February 9, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY — Utah has been successful at reducing the number of red air days during the winter season when high pressure forces air to stagnate in valleys along the Wasatch Front and in the Cache Valley. But red air …

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NEWS: Solar jobs growth hot in Utah, more than twice national average

Deseret News Amy Joi O’Donoghue Published: February 7, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY — A new report shows Utah’s solar industry was sizzling hot last year, adding jobs at more than twice the national rate — growing 65 percent from 2015 to 2016. Nationwide, 1 in every 50 jobs created …

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NEWS: “A move in the right direction” Air-quality proposal breezes through House panel, goes to full House

City Weekly By: Annie Knox Published February 4, 2017   A clean-air proposal with support from the governor is taking aim at a largely unchecked pollutant in northern Utah: diesel fumes. The measure seeks to require emissions tests for cars and trucks that take diesel fuel, and it would apply …

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Episode #67: Brody Leven, Adventure Skier & Storyteller

Matt sits down with Brody, a professional skier, storyteller and activist, to discuss his career traveling across the globe skiing and embarking upon outdoor adventures, while also advocating for environmental issues. A graduate of Westminster College, Brody has built a career chronicling far-flung trips on his website and on Instagram, …

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NEWS: Utah Valley holds first Clean Air Rally

Published by: MCKENNA PARK The Daily Universe FEBRUARY 6, 2017   Utah Valley’s first Clean Air Rally on Saturday, Feb. 5, attracted a crowd of citizens concerned with Utah’s poor air quality. “I just think it’s a super important issue that we should deal with,” said rally attendee Aaron Smith. …

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NEWS: A move in the right direction

By Annie Knox City Weekly Published on February 4, 2017   A clean-air proposal with support from the governor is taking aim at a largely unchecked pollutant in northern Utah: diesel fumes. The measure seeks to require emissions tests for cars and trucks that take diesel fuel, and it would …

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