Spring Events & An Update!

It’s springtime in Utah, and you never know what you’re gonna get! Sun, rain, snow, or an EnergySolutions proposal to bring Depleted Uranium into our state…. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN…… That’s why the HEAL Utah staff is always on alert. Do you want to be informed and involved? Below you’ll find some upcoming events…

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NEWS: Environmental professionals say small choices make biggest difference in improving air quality

Jenna Alton The Daily Universe February 22nd, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Foundation held a policy discussion on solutions to Utah’s air quality problems on Tuesday at Zions Bank headquarters. Utah Foundation President Peter Reichard said education about air quality was the primary purpose of the discussion. “So…

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NEWS: UCAIR highlights cleaner air, but says harder tasks ahead

Glen Beeby Good4Utah February 21st, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – Utah Clean Air Partnership, or UCAIR, held it’s annual fundraiser which featured Hall of Fame basketball start Bill Walton. The event aims to raise money for programs which clear up Utah’s air problems. The group notes it will…

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Coming Down the Line: The Last Half of the Legislative Session

Can you believe we are into the 5th week of the 2018 Utah Legislative Session? We at HEAL have been busy, busy: Our Policy Team, Michael Shea and Jessica Reimer are up on the Hill daily. We also have our Grassroots Organizer, Noah, helping folks learn to lobby their legislators.…

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NEWS: Lawmakers want to stop your car from polluting — and hire a few more air scientists

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune February 7th, 2018 Dealing with Utah air pollution has always been an expensive proposition, but several lawmakers want the state to fund more air-quality research — and they’d like to see some polluting motorists pay up, as well. Legislators meeting on Utah’s Capitol Hill have…

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NEWS: There is no safe level of air pollution, Utah doctors declare during release of annual report at Capitol rally

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune February 3rd, 2018 Even low levels of pollution put the state’s youngest residents at risk of sudden infant death syndrome and other maladies, according to an annual research review by concerned Utah doctors. The doctors, most members of the advocacy group Utah Physicians for a…

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OP-ED: Park City paves the way for electric city buses and cleaner air

Alan Westenskow Deseret News February 2nd, 2018 We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, yet Utah’s air quality often ranks as one the worst in the U.S., and in some cases the world. The Environmental Protection Agency has reclassified much of the area along the…

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NEWS: Environmentalists confront state lawmakers about clean air legislation

Tamara Vaifanua FOX 13 February 1st, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY – A face-off over Utah’s air took place at Capitol Hill. Environmental lobbyists met with lawmakers urging them to clean Utah’s air. “There’s gross smog and it makes everybody really sad and sick and it’s time to change that,” said…

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NEWS: Salt Lake Chamber visits Utah Capitol to kick off Clear the Air Challenge

Preston Cathcart Deseret News January 29th, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake Chamber kicked off its ninth annual Clear the Air Challenge on Monday. “We’re very excited about the announcement, because … it is taking place in February,” said Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake…

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NEWS: Clear the Air Challenge kickoff

Press Release Utah Policy January 29th, 2018 The Salt Lake Chamber and its clean air partners kicked off the 9th Annual Clear the Air Challenge. The Challenge, issued by business, government and community leaders, is a month-long competition designed to encourage Utahns to reduce their vehicle emissions by choosing alternatives to…

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