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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LTE: We have spoken loud and clear

Lauren Barros Deseret News March 16th, 2018 The Utah Legislature passed a climate resolution: HCR 007, Concurrent Resolution on Environmental and Economic Stewardship. It was sponsored by two Republican legislators, Rep. Rebecca Edwards and Sen. Todd Weiler. This resolution of the governor and Legislature encourages responsible stewardship and reduction of…

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LTE: Ignoring climate crisis, is Salt Lake City going to be like Cape Town?

Marjorie McCloy Salt Lake Tribune March 18th, 2018 Last month, I requested a three-day backcountry permit for Cedar Mesa’s popular Fish and Owl Canyon hike. “We’re discouraging backpacking,” warned the ranger. “The natural springs are dry. Without a heavy spring rain, one could find himself very thirsty.” Next came EcoWatch’s…

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LTE: The Legislature should be commended for aiming to address climate variation through science

Gerald Elias Salt Lake Tribune March 14th, 2018 I’m writing to express my pride in the Utah Legislature for its enthusiastic support of HCR007, which acknowledges the importance of addressing climate variation through sound science, and of devising solutions that promote clean energy and a strong economy. Considering the natural events…

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NEWS: In Salt Lake City, suburban sprawl is bad news for climate change

Cathleen O’Grady Ars Technica March 12th, 2018 Over the past few years, momentum has been building to make cities a focus of climate change action. “Although they cover less than 2 percent of the earth’s surface, cities consume 78 percent of the world’s energy,” reports the UN, “and produce more than 60 percent…

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NEWS: Climate Change Resolution Scales First Hurdle; Next One, A Full House Vote

Judy Fahys KUER February 15th, 2018 High-school students have been pushing Utah lawmakers for climate action in Utah for more than a year. And, on Thursday, a legislative panel voted to advance a climate-change resolution they helped to draft. Members of the House Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment are known…

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NEWS: House committee tables resolution on global warming

Glen Mills Good4Utah February 13th, 2018 A discussion on global warming and climate change drew a big crowd at the Utah State Capitol. A Republican state lawmaker says Utah needs to acknowledge global warming and its human causes. Tuesday, he presented his resolution to committee, but didn’t get the outcome…

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