NEWS: Air Apparent: Improving Utah’s air quality

Heather Beers Utah Business May 3rd, 2018 Towering peaks—frosted in winter white, robed in summer green—provide a stunning backdrop for those who work and live along the Wasatch Front. These same summits, however, contribute to a not-so-pretty aspect of working and living in Utah: poor air quality. Winter’s murky inversions…

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NEWS: Utah regulators say lax Trump EPA rules actually helping air quality

Leia Larsen Standard-Examiner April 9th, 2018 OGDEN — Despite alarms being sounded nationally by environmental advocates, Utah regulators say the Trump administration’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hasn’t done much to derail efforts in improving the state’s air quality. This week, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality fielded numerous questions from concerned citizens and reporters…

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NEWS: Utah to get cleaner gasoline by 2019, but will it be enough if Trump rolls back vehicle emissions standards?

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune April 3rd, 2018 Utah officials celebrated a groundbreaking Tuesday for Utah’s first Tier 3-compliant oil refinery, but the event highlighting cleaner fuels was overshadowed by concerns over a Trump administration proposal to roll back U.S. emissions standards for new vehicles. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, the…

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NEWS: RADIOACTIVE: MARCH 28, 2018

Lara Jones KRCL March 29th, 2018 Richard Jaramillo, president of the Utah Coalition of La Raza, which opposes the reinstatement of a citizenship question for the 2020 U.S. Census. LGBTQ Off the Grid: A partnership between Utah Public Radio and Changing Our Stories podcast, the four-part original series explores the far…

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NEWS: EnviroNews: Great Salt Lake Toxic Dump

Amy Brunvand Catalyst Magazine March 7th, 2018 In February, a coalition of local environmental groups hosted public meetings regarding a threat to build a garbage dump at the north end of Great Salt Lake. A company called Promontory Point Resources, LLC has applied for a Class V waste permit which…

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COMMENTARY: Utah should take down its ‘Waste is Welcome’ sign

Scott Williams Salt Lake Tribune March 10th, 2018 This session, the Utah Legislature passed three bills to make EnergySolutions “more competitive” in the nuclear waste and nuclear power plant decommissioning business. In other words, Utah just hung out a sign that says “Your Waste is Welcome Here”. HB169 would shift…

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NEWS: Utah Lawmaker Proposes Self-Inspections for State Landfills

Associated Press U.S. News February 26th, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A legislative proposal would allow Utah‘s 168 landfills to do self-inspections in an attempt to increase sagging oversight without raising taxes to fund increased inspections. The House Public Utilities, Energy and Technology Committee took a liking to the proposal…

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NEWS: Lawmaker proposes state landfills have self-inspections

Andy Nelson Daily Herald February 26th, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A legislative proposal would allow Utah’s 168 landfills to do self-inspections in an attempt to increase sagging oversight without raising taxes to fund increased inspections. The House Public Utilities, Energy and Technology Committee took a liking to the…

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