NEWS: Pruitt seen as boon for utilities hit by EPA haze rule

E&E News Published by Sean Reilly February 14, 2017   Scott Pruitt hadn’t long been Oklahoma’s attorney general in 2011 when he sallied into his first public clash with U.S. EPA. The target: a proposed clampdown on power plant pollution clouding views at wilderness areas in three states. It turned …

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NEWS: Environmental groups want the governor to veto wood-burning bill

Salt Lake Tribune Published by: Emma Penrod February 21, 2017     Clean air activists want Gov. Gary Herbert to veto a bill that would prevent the state from regulating wood smoke used to cook food. Representatives of both HEAL Utah and Breathe Utah are opposed to HB65, which has …

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News: House Approves Bill To Scrap Solar Subsidies

KUER By: Whittney Evans February 13, 2017 A bill to phase out the state’s tax credit for residential solar panel installations passed the Utah House on Monday. House Bill 23 would end the state’s $2000 individual income tax credit by 2021.  Republican Representative Jeremy Peterson sponsored the bill. He said …

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NEWS: The politics of pollution in Utah

Fox 13 By: Max Roth February 9, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY — Utah has been successful at reducing the number of red air days during the winter season when high pressure forces air to stagnate in valleys along the Wasatch Front and in the Cache Valley. But red air …

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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: “A move in the right direction” Air-quality proposal breezes through House panel, goes to full House

City Weekly By: Annie Knox Published February 4, 2017   A clean-air proposal with support from the governor is taking aim at a largely unchecked pollutant in northern Utah: diesel fumes. The measure seeks to require emissions tests for cars and trucks that take diesel fuel, and it would apply …

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NEWS: Utah Valley holds first Clean Air Rally

Published by: MCKENNA PARK The Daily Universe 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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NEWS: Clean Air And The Utah Legislature On Thursday’s Access Utah

Utah Public Radio By: Tom Williams January 26, 2017   Organizers of the “Clean Air, No Excuses Rally” which happened on Saturday in Salt Lake City say that “…each year clean air protections measures are considered at the legislature, and each year many of those proposals fail to become law. …

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