NEWS: Clean Air, No Excuses” rally scheduled for Jan. 21 at the Utah State Capitol

Cache Valley Daily Posted: January 20, 2017 By Jennifer Steele Christensen Cache Valley’s air quality has been a hot topic this week, with in-depth discussions taking place both at Utah State University and at Logan City Hall. While the presenting organizations have been varied, their message is the same—air pollution …

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NEWS: Utah lawmakers consider clean air proposals as inversion settles in Wasatch Front

KUTV by Lisa Nico Published: Tuesday, January 17th 2017 Salt Lake City — (KUTV) Several proposals aimed at improving air quality are heading to lawmakers this week. At the city level, Mayor Jackie Biskupski proposed an energy efficiency and air quality ordinance to Salt Lake City Council for their consideration Tuesday. …

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NEWS: Utah’s 2017 resolution: A plan for cleaner air

Salt Lake Tribune By: Emma Penrod Published January 16, 2017 Utah faces a host of environmental challenges in 2017, but state officials say they are making one their top priority: air quality. The state may need new initiatives for reducing levels of small-particulate pollution, the culprit associated with Utah’s wintertime …

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

KSL Published by Amy Joi O’Donoghue Posted Jan 17th, 2017 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 vehicles …

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NEWS: Utah’s 2017 resolution: A plan for cleaner air

By Emma Penrod Published January 16, 2017 Salt Lake Tribune Utah faces a host of environmental challenges in 2017, but state officials say they are making one their top priority: air quality. The state may need new initiatives for reducing levels of small-particulate pollution, the culprit associated with Utah’s wintertime …

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NEWS: Rocky Mountain Power says plant’s ‘research farm’ is perfectly safe

BRIAN MAFFLY The Salt Lake Tribune Dec 24 2016   Just below the Huntington Power Plant, a coal-fired generating station at the mouth of the eponymous central Utah canyon, agricultural plots spread out along the right bank of Huntington Creek. For the past four decades, these bucolic 250 acres have …

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NEWS: Lawsuit reopens issue of depleted uranium disposal in Utah

Associated Press The Washington Times Saturday, December 3, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Fears are being rekindled that a type of nuclear waste that grows more radioactive for 2 million years could end up buried in Utah’s west desert now that the federal government is trying to block the …

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NEWS: Antitrust lawsuit spins new possibilities for Utah, depleted uranium disposal

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News November 29, 2016 Critics of a plan to bury a unique form of radioactive waste in Utah’s western desert fear a new federal lawsuit may hasten the arrival of the material that grows increasingly radioactive as it decays. The U.S. Department of Justice filed an …

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OP-ED: Rooftop solar’s worth? Don’t forget the value of saving the Earth

  Michael Shea, HEAL Utah The Salt Lake Tribune November 5, 2016 In meeting rooms, council chambers, and at the Utah State Legislature, the question is being asked; What is the “value” of rooftop solar? When rooftop solar systems generate more power than a home is using, the electricity goes …

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NEWS: Kennecott to decommission 3 of 4 Magna coal-fired power units

Emma Penrod The Salt Lake Tribune October 27, 2016   Rio Tinto Kennecott will shut down three of its four coal-fired power-generation units in Magna after closing a deal to purchase power from Rocky Mountain Power. Kyle Bennett, a spokesman for Kennecott, said the deal will eliminate 3,500 tons of …

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