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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NEWS: Amid nasty inversion, Utah Legislature outlines clean air initiatives

By Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News Published: Feb. 2, 2017 SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Brian Shiozawa, R-Cottonwood Heights, said the Utah Legislature’s clean air caucus couldn’t have picked a better, or worse, day Thursday to announce a number of clean air initiatives — a day when the state was …

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NEWS: Clean air advocates detail 19-point plan to attack Utah’s pollution problem

Deseret News Published January 17, 2017 By: Amy Joi O’Donoghue SALT LAKE CITY — Advocates are recommending a 19-point proposal to Utah leaders if they want to get serious about conquering the state’s nagging pollution problem, including an outright ban on all two-stroke, gas-powered lawn equipment, statewide emissions testing for …

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NEWS: Utah counties determined to find port for coal

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News June 27, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s coal country does not believe a unanimous vote by the Oakland City Council prohibiting port access for its coal puts the state’s hope for an export terminal in the dust. Developers of the terminal at the site …

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Op-Ed: We can go from fossil-fuel muck into the sunshine

Naomi Franklin The Salt Lake Tribune May 17 2016 When a majority of faculty senators voted to have the University of Utah move away from investments in the fossil fuel industry, a weight began to be lifted from Utah’s long-standing commitment to the business of extracting fossil fuels from our …

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