NEWS: 2018 Legislature will offer smorgasbord of environmental issues

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News January 27th, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — The winter weather, complete with its often hazy skies, is a reminder that once again lawmakers are taking up a variety of pollution-busting measures on Capitol Hill. The bipartisan Clean Air Caucus is tackling measures that include boosting…

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NEWS: EPA reclassification for pollution puts Salt Lake, Provo in ‘serious’ category

Deseret News By Amy Joi O’Donoghue Published May 1, 2017 SALT LAKE CITY — The inability of the Provo and Salt Lake City regions to meet 2006 federal clean air standards for fine particulate pollution resulted in the Environmental Protection Agency reclassifying the metropolitan areas into a new category of…

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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: Chaffetz, Lee take aim at haze ruling that would reduce pollution at two Utah coal power plants

Salt Lake Tribune By: Emma Penrod March 14, 2017   n the latest turn of the decade-long dispute over Utah’s Regional Haze Rule, Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Sen. Mike Lee introduced federal legislation to overturn a 2016 decision to require additional pollution controls at two Utah power plants. In a…

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NEWS: Air quality board asks for veto on outdoor cooking bill

Deseret News Amy Joi O’Donoghue March 6, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Air Quality Board wants Gov. Gary Herbert to veto a legislative measure that would exempt outdoor cooking from restrictions on bad air days, asserting it interferes with enforcement of wood burning at a time when…

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NEWS: Solar jobs growth hot in Utah, more than twice national average

Deseret News Amy Joi O’Donoghue Published: February 7, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY — A new report shows Utah’s solar industry was sizzling hot last year, adding jobs at more than twice the national rate — growing 65 percent from 2015 to 2016. Nationwide, 1 in every 50 jobs created…

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