NEWS: Clean air advocates urge veto of outdoor cooking bill

KSL By Amy Joi O’Donoghue Posted Mar 17th, 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 a …

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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: Where there’s smoke, there’s pollution: Protesters argue against cooking exemption for Utah burn ban

Salt Lake Tribune By BRENNAN SMITH Published Mar 16 2017   Utah environmentalists worry a bill waiting for Gov. Gary Herbert’s approval could throw tinder on the fire of Utah’s poor air-quality days. “You could literally start a bonfire on a red air day in a nonattainment area and roast …

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NEWS: Chaffetz, Lee want regional haze rule scrapped for Utah

Deseret News By: Amy Joi O’Donoghue Published: March 14, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY — A contentious regional haze rule that would require the installation of $700 million in new pollution control equipment at two power plants in Utah is under attack by the state’s congressional delegation, which wants it …

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NEWS: Utah lawmakers use CRA as weapon against haze rule

By: Sean Reilly E&E News Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2017   Utah lawmakers are seeking to deploy the Congressional Review Act against U.S. EPA’s regional haze rule for the state. Republican Sen. Mike Lee introduced a CRA resolution of disapproval yesterday, following up on H.J. Res. 87, a similar House measure dropped in …

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NEWS: Environmental Issues In 2017 Legislature: A Mixed Bag

KUER By JUDY FAHYS MAR 10, 2017   Utah legislators delivered some big messages on public lands during this year’s 45 days of lawmaking. But air-quality and other environmental concerns saw only modest gains – along with some setbacks. Rep. Keven Stratton, R-Orem, an advocate of putting states in charge …

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NEWS: Utah Valley holds first Clean Air Rally

The Daily Universe BYU By: McKenna Park February 6, 2017   Utah Valley’s first Clean Air Rally on Saturday, Feb. 5, attracted a crowd of citizens concerned with Utah’s poor air quality. “I just think it’s a super important issue that we should deal with,” said rally attendee Aaron Smith. …

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