NEWS: Rise of Western wildfires makes for gloomy air quality future in Utah

LEIA LARSEN  Standard-Examiner September 10, 2017 By the end of August, before wildfire smoke began to billow throughout Weber County, Sara Findlay had already been to the doctor three times to treat upper respiratory infections for her asthma. Then fires began lighting up throughout the West, including the Uintah Fire, just …

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NEWS: 15 Ways to Fix SLC:Handy tips and tricks to ensure the survival and growth of our fair town.

 By Ryan Cunningham @RyCunn CITY WEEKLY August 23, 2017 8. Ban Growth … While both state and city officials have made some positive strides toward addressing air pollution in recent years, clean air advocates like Matt Pacenza would prefer a stronger sense of urgency from policymakers. Pacenza, the soon-to-be-departing director of environmental …

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NEWS: Weber-Morgan health board snuffs out its air quality advisory committee

By Leia Larsen Published by Standard-Examiner, Friday, June 09, 2017 The Weber-Morgan Health Board has dissolved its Air Quality Advisory Committee. The committee provided air-related perspectives, expertise and recommendations to the health board, but the board members have the ultimate say on policy and procedures. Members of the Air Quality Advisory Committee first …

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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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