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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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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NEWS: Herbert: Trump’s rollback of Clean Power Plan step in the right direction

KSL By Amy Joi O’Donoghue Posted Mar 28th, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY — President Donald Trump signed the Energy Independence Executive Order Tuesday, rolling back the controversial Clean Power Plan and killing a three-year moratorium on federal coal leases. The move continues the president’s efforts to dismantle a slew …

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NEWS: Governor Signs Bill Allowing Wood Burning to Cook

Associated Press March 28, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Clean air advocates are upset that Gov. Gary Herbert signed into law a measure that allows wood burning for cooking on even the worst air quality days. Herbert signed the measure Friday despite the Utah Air Quality Board asking …

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