NEWS: The battle over coal struggles to find a middle ground

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News Saturday, Aug. 29 2015 5:45 p.m. Updated: Sunday, Aug. 30 2015 11:03 a.m. ALTON, Kane County — Gary Kalpakoff has a great view from his front porch on 100 South in this little town full of “Whoa” signs, not just stop signs. Life moves at …

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NEWS: Opponents of coal production say there is a better way

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News Monday, Aug. 31 2015 6:25 p.m. HUNTINGTON, Emery County — As the number of workers who mine coal across the United States continues to dwindle as mines close under the weight of environmental scrutiny, so go the power plants that feed on the coal. The …

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NEWS: Report, summit show energy development fueling billions in Utah

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News May 21 2015 SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s energy sector contributes nearly $21 billion to the economy, supports about 40,000 jobs and pays $656 million in taxes and fees to local and state government, a new study finds. Commissioned by the Governor’s Office of Energy …

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News: Alan Matheson tapped to lead Utah’s environmental agency

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News Tuesday, May 12 2015  SALT LAKE CITY — The man who has been at the forefront of Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s environmental hot spots on air quality, water conservation and public lands squabbles will now step into a regulatory role as head of the Utah …

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NEWS: Students join fray over solar net metering

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News Wed, May 13, 2015 SALT LAKE CITY — A couple hundred Salt Lake area students jumped into Utah’s fray over a proposed net metering fee for residential solar customers, urging the Public Service Commission to chose a “cleaner and more sustainable” future for the state.

NEWS: Safety analysis critical of plan to ship depleted uranium to Utah

Amy Joi O’Donoghue KSL April 13th, 2015 SALT LAKE CITY — A long-awaited safety evaluation on the proposed disposal of depleted uranium in Tooele County’s western desert was released Monday, citing several areas of concern and detailing a list of conditions that must be met before any of the waste …

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NEWS: Depleted uranium bound for Utah desert?

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News 13 April 2015 SALT LAKE CITY — A long-awaited safety evaluation on the proposed disposal of depleted uranium in Tooele County’s western desert was released Monday, citing several areas of concern and detailing a list of conditions that must be met before any of the …

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NEWS: Will Utah bury nation’s leftover depleted uranium?

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News March 13, 2015 SALT LAKE CITY — Yet another delay is being encountered on the long and winding regulatory path that will determine if Utah becomes a key repository of the nation’s supply of depleted uranium — low-level radioactive waste that becomes increasingly potent over …

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NEWS: Lawmakers say ‘no’ to seasonal wood-burning ban

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News March 12, 2015 SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers overwhelmingly heard the outcry of their constituents on threatened wood-burning restrictions, passing a measure on the final day of 2015 Legislature that prohibits a seasonal ban.

NEWS: Merger of environmental boards stokes concerns, opposition from Utah Radiation Control Board

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News March 12, 2015 SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Radiation Control Board voted unanimously to voice its opposition to the state Legislature’s move to dismantle the organization, declaring the change is ill-advised and members should have been consulted.