NEWS: Despite the inversion, Utah’s air is actually better than it used to be

LEIA LARSEN Standard-Examiner SUNDAY , JANUARY 07, 2018 – 5:15 AM The Wasatch Front ended 2017 in the thick of another inversion. Meanwhile, Utah Sen. Todd Weiler found himself in a Twitter storm about air quality. The Republican lawmaker took to the platform to remind Utahns that inversion pollution has …

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NEWS: Free Friday Face-Off: UTA’s free fare day has its pros and cons.

Dylan Woolf Harris City Weekly 12/27/2017 Atop a North Temple viaduct, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams proclaimed his intention to ride public transit the following Friday with his children, and encouraged all residents who could to do the same. The air was cold and clear that morning. Off in the distance, …

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NEWS: Feds optimistic Utah’s history of failing to meet air quality rules is coming to an end, new EPA boss says

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune 12/28/2017   Air quality remains far and away the most worrying environmental issue Utah faces, says a newly appointed administrator with the Environmental Protection Agency. But he is voicing optimism those pollution problems can be fixed. “When you talk about Utah, the issue you need …

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EDITORIAL: There’s a little silver in the dank gray inversion lining

Deseret News editorial board Deseret News Published: December 15, 2017 The smothering blanket of gloom brought by the current weather pattern brings forth the prospect of a not-so-white Christmas, along with an elevated discussion about what the upcoming session of the Utah Legislature might do in the way of improving …

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NEWS: Fight the Salt Lake City Inversion with SLC Air Protectors

Kelli Case  Utah Stories December 11, 2017 How does it sound to work with your neighbors to advocate for a healthier environment here in Utah? Would you like to help bring about cleaner air this winter? Perhaps you’re interested in lobbying politically, or maybe it sounds more fun to dig your …

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NEWS: Higher wood-burning fines aimed at Utah’s winter inversion days — forecast to start this week

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune December 6, 2017 It’s that time of year: chestnuts roasting on open fires, but this season, with toughened state penalties against wood burning, in hopes that residents will find other ways to make the season bright. If the forecast holds, Utah’s Wasatch Front is due …

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NEWS: For the next three weeks, every particle counts in Northern Utah

Editorial Board Standard-Examiner Thursday, December 7, 2017 Welcome to inversion season in Northern Utah. Inversion season isn’t tied to a date on the calendar. It depends on atmospheric pressure, snowfall and cold temperatures. And this season is starting with a bang.  Here’s what the Utah Department of Environmental Quality tweeted about 12:30 …

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NEWS: Despite record warm November, inversion pollution builds in Northern Utah

LEIA LARSEN Standard-Examiner  FRIDAY , DECEMBER 01, 2017 – 5:10 PM The National Weather Service confirmed Salt Lake City and other areas in Northern Utah saw their warmest November on record.  A lot of those unusually warm temperatures came “toward the end of the month, around Thanksgiving, as most people living around …

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NEWS: Utah among the most toxic states, report says

Jasen Lee Deseret News 11/09/2017 SALT LAKE CITY — Utah ranks among the highest producers of toxic chemicals in the United States, according to data and information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A Forbes.com report shows that the Beehive State was No. 3 behind only Alaska and Nevada in …

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