NEWS: Five surprising ways to improve Utah’s inversion pollution

LEIA LARSEN, Standard-Examiner DECEMBER 31, 2016 Wasatch Front residents know wintertime doesn’t just mean shoveling snow and slipping on ice — it also means a sickening buildup of smog. Most Utah residents have also heard that spending less time on the road is the best way to improve air quality …

Continue reading

NEWS: New EPA chief will impact Utah’s regulations on air pollution, water resources

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News Dec. 11, 2016  SALT LAKE CITY — President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a host of implications for Utah, which has railed against the federal agency for regulations on air pollution and water resources. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt will take …

Continue reading

NEWS: Environmental groups: Utah Valley lags in environmentally-friendly policy

Katie England Daily Herald 30 August 2016 Utah County needs to catch up in environmentally-friendly policy, according to advocates from multiple Utah environmental advocacy groups. The groups — Utah Valley Earth Forum, Utah Moms for Clean Air, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment and Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah — teamed up …

Continue reading

NEWS: Arizona business leaders say pollution from Utah is obstructing Grand Canyon views

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune May 25, 2016 A coalition of Arizona businesses has joined the push for additional pollution controls at Utah’s Hunter and Huntington coal-fired power plants, a move they hope will influence the Environmental Protection Agency as the deadline for the agency’s decision on the matter looms. …

Continue reading

Op-Ed: We can go from fossil-fuel muck into the sunshine

Naomi Franklin The Salt Lake Tribune May 17 2016 When a majority of faculty senators voted to have the University of Utah move away from investments in the fossil fuel industry, a weight began to be lifted from Utah’s long-standing commitment to the business of extracting fossil fuels from our …

Continue reading

Episode #25: Cory MacNulty, National Parks Conservation Association

Matt and Cory chat about a critically important decision the EPA will soon make about whether to order additional controls on Utah’s coal power plants to control air pollution that threatens our scenic vistas and our families’ health. Click here for information about NPCA, our action alert on the Regional Haze …

Continue reading

NEWS: Groups call for earlier due date on Utah’s air quality plan

By Brady McCombs Deseret News Dec. 8, 2015   SALT LAKE CITY — Environmental groups are urging the federal government to require Utah to complete a plan by the summer of 2017 for how it will clean up dirty winter air, instead of a proposed deadline of the end of …

Continue reading