NEWS: Advocates growing impatient as Utah’s new plan for cleaner air falls behind schedule

Emma Penrod  Salt Lake Tribune August 25, 2017   State officials have notified the Environmental Protection Agency that Utah is likely to miss yet another air-quality deadline, leading some clean-air advocates to criticize regulators for a lack of action. Utah’s latest plan for reducing spikes of small-particulate pollution over the …

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OP-ED: It’s just false to say environmental rules kill jobs

By Ashley Soltysiak Published by the Salt Lake Tribune, Jun 24 2017 Amid fierce debate, the federal Environmental Protection Agency strengthened national ozone pollution standards in 2015. The move was billed by industry as one of the most expensive environmental regulations ever proposed, while public health and environmental advocacy groups …

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NEWS: Utah’s governor touts air quality improvements, but admits more needs to be done

BEN WINSLOW Fox13 MAY 16, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Governor Gary Herbert touted improvements to the state’s air quality, but acknowledged that more needed to be done. During a ceremonial bill signing on Tuesday at Ensign Elementary School, the governor highlighted steps the state has taken to reduce …

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NEWS: Herbert ignores clean air advocates concerns, signs wood-burning bill

Fox 13 Now MARCH 28, 2017, Posted by Elizabeth Suggs   SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Herbert signed HB 65, which prohibits future regulation on wood burning for commercial and non-commercial use if the primary purpose is to cook food. The nonprofit organization HEAL Utah who advises Herbert on air quality …

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NEWS: Herbert stokes fire over air quality by signing bill allowing use of wood to cook

Salt Lake Tribune Published by: Emma Penrod March 28, 2017 Gov. Gary Herbert has signed into law a controversial proposal to exempt burning wood to cook food from air quality regulations. While speaking of the bill last Thursday, Gov. Herbert said that if he signed it, there would “be some …

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NEWS: Clean air advocates urge veto of outdoor cooking bill

KSL By Amy Joi O’Donoghue Posted Mar 17th, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY — Clean air advocates renewed their call to Gov. Gary Herbert to veto a piece of controversial legislation, rallying Friday against the so-called outdoor cooking bill. Members of the Utah Air Quality Board have also sent a …

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NEWS: Clean air advocates urge veto of outdoor cooking bill

By Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News Published: March 16, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY — Clean air advocates renewed their call to Gov. Gary Herbert to veto a piece of controversial legislation, rallying Friday against the so-called outdoor cooking bill. Members of the Utah Air Quality Board have also sent …

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NEWS: Where there’s smoke, there’s pollution: Protesters argue against cooking exemption for Utah burn ban

Salt Lake Tribune By BRENNAN SMITH Published Mar 16 2017   Utah environmentalists worry a bill waiting for Gov. Gary Herbert’s approval could throw tinder on the fire of Utah’s poor air-quality days. “You could literally start a bonfire on a red air day in a nonattainment area and roast …

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NEWS: Environmental Issues In 2017 Legislature: A Mixed Bag

KUER By JUDY FAHYS MAR 10, 2017   Utah legislators delivered some big messages on public lands during this year’s 45 days of lawmaking. But air-quality and other environmental concerns saw only modest gains – along with some setbacks. Rep. Keven Stratton, R-Orem, an advocate of putting states in charge …

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