Tribune Editorial: Utah’s air isn’t getting better fast enough

Editorial Board Salt Lake Tribune Jan 7, 2018 Utah’s recent history with air quality comes down to this: We’re headed in the right direction, but the road is getting steeper. So it is with news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has officially notified Utah officials that areas in seven counties are…

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Tribune Editorial: Utah still needs a push on air quality

Editorial Board Salt Lake Tribune 1/4/2018 The new regional boss of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has expressed his faith that the state of Utah has the capacity to clean up its own air, and that it will proceed to do so without the heavy hand of the federal government upon it.…

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NEWS: Feds optimistic Utah’s history of failing to meet air quality rules is coming to an end, new EPA boss says

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune 12/28/2017   Air quality remains far and away the most worrying environmental issue Utah faces, says a newly appointed administrator with the Environmental Protection Agency. But he is voicing optimism those pollution problems can be fixed. “When you talk about Utah, the issue you need…

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NEWS: Utah among the most toxic states, report says

Jasen Lee Deseret News 11/09/2017 SALT LAKE CITY — Utah ranks among the highest producers of toxic chemicals in the United States, according to data and information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A Forbes.com report shows that the Beehive State was No. 3 behind only Alaska and Nevada in…

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NEWS: Trump administration halts pollution controls at Utah plants

Brady McCombs AP News 9/11/2017 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An appeals court granted a request Monday from President Donald Trump’s administration to halt a plan for new pollution controls at Utah’s oldest coal-fired power plants aimed at reducing haze near national parks. The development marks a reversal for the…

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NEWS: Utah’s lawsuit against feds on hold after EPA says it might reverse Obama-era order to install pollution controls at 2 coal plants

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune 9/12/2017 A federal plan that would have required Rocky Mountain Power to install new pollution controls at two coal-fired power plants is now on hold indefinitely. On Monday, the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals granted requests for a stay to prevent that order from…

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NEWS: Trump administration halts pollution controls at Utah plants

Brady McCombs Washington Post 9/11/2017 SALT LAKE CITY — An appeals court granted a request Monday from President Donald Trump’s administration to halt a plan for new pollution controls at Utah’s oldest coal-fired power plants aimed at reducing haze near national parks. The development marks a reversal for the U.S.…

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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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