NEWS: EnviroNews: Great Salt Lake Toxic Dump

Amy Brunvand Catalyst Magazine March 7th, 2018 In February, a coalition of local environmental groups hosted public meetings regarding a threat to build a garbage dump at the north end of Great Salt Lake. A company called Promontory Point Resources, LLC has applied for a Class V waste permit which…

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NEWS: Small Modular Reactors With Ed McGinnis Of USDOE & Michael Shae Of HEAL Utah On Monday’s Access Utah

Tom Williams Utah Public Radio February 5th, 2018 Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) is a consortium of public power agencies  (Logan is a member). UAMPs reportedly is considering building a small modular nuclear reactor at the Idaho National Laboratory near Idaho Falls. It would likely be one of the…

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NEWS: Taxpayers Could Pay Fees For Regulating Radioactive Waste Site

Judy Fahys KUER February 5th, 2018 Utah lawmakers have been pushing agencies to rely more and more on user fees instead of taxes. They say it’s only fair. But a bill backed by a Salt Lake City radioactive waste company would reverse that policy, shifting the cost of companies’ user…

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NEWS: House votes to give $1.7M tax break annually to EnergySolutions — Utah’s top donor to lawmakers

Lee Davidson Salt Lake Tribune February 6th, 2018 While Gov. Gary Herbert repeatedly calls for axing the long list of tax breaks that the state gives to a variety of industries, the Utah House voted Monday to give a $1.72 million annual tax break to the EnergySolutions radioactive waste company.…

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NEWS: Salt Lake Chamber visits Utah Capitol to kick off Clear the Air Challenge

Preston Cathcart KSL.com January 30th, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake Chamber kicked off its ninth annual Clear the Air Challenge on Monday. “We’re very excited about the announcement, because … it is taking place in February,” said Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber.…

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NEWS: Clean Air Now, Ask Them How

Ray Howze City Weekly February 1, 2018 Clean air advocates added a personal touch to air pollution on Thursday.  Nearly 50 Utahns—many lobbying for their first time—gathered at the State Capitol to talk to legislators about this session’s clean-air bills and present them a book of stories on the effects…

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NEWS: Salt Lake Chamber visits Utah Capitol to kick off Clear the Air Challenge

Preston Cathcart Deseret News January 29th, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake Chamber kicked off its ninth annual Clear the Air Challenge on Monday. “We’re very excited about the announcement, because … it is taking place in February,” said Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake…

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NEWS: Clear the Air Challenge kickoff

Press Release Utah Policy January 29th, 2018 The Salt Lake Chamber and its clean air partners kicked off the 9th Annual Clear the Air Challenge. The Challenge, issued by business, government and community leaders, is a month-long competition designed to encourage Utahns to reduce their vehicle emissions by choosing alternatives to…

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NEWS: Utah’s air pollution woes unlikely to clear up before 2024, state scientists say

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune January 5, 2018 Even with tougher pollution standards in place, it could be many years before all Utahns are guaranteed clean, healthy air. Scientists working for the state Division of Air Quality say they haven’t yet been able to develop an effective pollution-control plan that…

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