News: Utah environmental regulators vote down air-emission rules brought by local groups

Emma Penrod The Salt Lake Tribune March 2, 2016 Asking the public to review a set of air-emissions proposals drafted by local environmental groups would be a waste of time, according to the Department of Environmental Quality, but state regulators may use the suggested concepts in the near future. The state …

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Opinion: My view: We support new proposed air quality rules

Richard Kanner, Ellie Brownstein, and Howie Garber The Deseret News February 28, 2016 Even though we just finished one of the worst air inversions in the Salt Lake Valley in recent years, we should not make the mistake of complacency. Just like the yearly U. of U./BYU sports rivalries, we know …

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Opinion: In our opinion: Valentine’s Day, the hidden mountains, and the search for clean air

The Deseret News February 28, 2016 This past Valentine’s Day, sweethearts in the Salt Lake Valley were treated to some of the dirtiest air in the country, as well as the most air pollution the area has seen since 2013. The inversion was so thick that it made it not …

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A Terrible Wednesday for Clean Air and Clean Energy

It’s been a rough couple days. Actually, to be more accurate, it was a rough Wednesday afternoon. First, a state regulatory panel refused to even take public comment on the Air Quality ruleswe had worked on for over a year, killing them. And then a legislative committee advanced a last-minute …

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A BIG week for Air Quality in Utah (And What You Can Do!)

An important email on a very busy day. We’re in the next-to-last week of the Legislative session, with the fate of nearly every bill up in the air. And this Wednesday, the Air Quality Board will take its first vote on several critically important rules that HEAL and our allies …

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News: Environmentalists frustrated as Utah air quality measures get stuck or cut

Emma Penrod The Salt Lake Tribune February 22, 2016 Air quality is a hot topic in the Legislature, but it’s come with some frustrations for environmental advocates, who say that while the public is interested in discussing the issue, Utah’s leaders don’t seem particularly interested in listening. The broad offering …

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Blog: Help! Let’s Stop a BAD Air Bill on a TERRIBLE Air Day!

It’s baaaaaack. The dreaded inversion has descended in Northern Utah again and levels of the dangerous particles PM2.5 have quickly skyrocketed, reaching well above 70 this afternoon. (Anything above 55 is considered a so-called “red air” day.) And, distressingly, the pollution may continue to build — for another week. This won’t …

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News: New Pollution Network Adds Useful, New Data

Judy Fahys KUER 90.1 Jan 14, 2016 The fight over dust from a Salt Lake Valley gravel pit has produced a new network of air-quality monitors all along the Wasatch Front. Amy Allen and Adrian Dybwad set up their first homemade pollution sensors last fall because the state’s official monitors were …

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NEWS: Advocacy groups propose new clean air rules

FILE – This Jan. 4, 2013, file photo, shows the haze from an inversion hanging over downtown Salt Lake City. A trio of clean air advocacy organizations is pushing the Utah Air Quality Board to adopt rules aimed at improving the Wasatch Front’s pollution problem. The rules would boost monitoring …

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