NEWS: Environmental groups want the governor to veto wood-burning bill

Salt Lake Tribune Published by: Emma Penrod February 21, 2017     Clean air activists want Gov. Gary Herbert to veto a bill that would prevent the state from regulating wood smoke used to cook food. Representatives of both HEAL Utah and Breathe Utah are opposed to HB65, which has …

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Legislative Week Three: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Sign Up For HEAL’s Citizen Activist Program What started as a rather mundane week at the Utah State Legislature turned into a hotbed of activity by last Friday. So, grab your stress ball and read on:  HB29 Energy Efficient Vehicle Tax Credit Amendments from Rep. Stephen Handy (R-Layton) was held again …

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Op Ed: My view: Rocky Mountain Power looking out for all its customers

By David Eskelsen Published: January 15, 2017 Deseret News The Deseret News’ Dec. 20 editorial ignored some important distinctions in discussing the current debate over compensation and rates for electricity produced by residential customers who choose to install their own solar power systems. It’s reasonable for Deseret News to advocate …

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NEWS: Utah’s 2017 resolution: A plan for cleaner air

By Emma Penrod Published January 16, 2017 Salt Lake Tribune Utah faces a host of environmental challenges in 2017, but state officials say they are making one their top priority: air quality. The state may need new initiatives for reducing levels of small-particulate pollution, the culprit associated with Utah’s wintertime …

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Op Ed: A. Scott Anderson: Is your building part of the pollution problem? Time to find out

By A. Scott Anderson Published January 12, 2017 Deseret News Northern Utah has already suffered through several gloomy and unhealthy inversion days this winter. Improving Wasatch Front air quality will require a range of solutions, including reducing pollution contributed by large commercial buildings. Some 40 percent of air pollution in …

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NEWS: Community discussion regarding air quality to be held on USU campus

Mitch Henline Cache Valley Daily Posted on Jan 12, 2017 LOGAN – A meeting hosted by HEAL Utah and Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment will take place at Utah State University Tuesday Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. The public meeting is aimed at generating a community discussion about important …

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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 …

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