News: Utah’s Shared Air Pollution Problem

Doug Fabrizio Radio West KUER 90.1 February 10, 2016 Nearly every winter, Utah’s dense metropolitan area suffers from choking air pollution. You may want to blame others like industry or those neighbors who just moved into the state, but it’s a headache we all share, and it will take all …

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NEWS: Utah-based nuclear-waste company shifts strategies

By Judy Fahys KUER 90.1 November 20, 2015   Salt Lake City-based EnergySolutions announced big changes last week that could affect its Utah operations. Homegrown EnergySolutions operates a radioactive waste landfill in Tooele County that’s been the nation’s busiest for decades. On Tuesday, officials announced they were selling the company’s …

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News: Panel Approves Haze Plan; Environmentalists Dismayed

By JUDY FAHYS KUER June 3, 2015 State air-quality officials have updated plans to clean up haze in the skies around Utah’s national parks, and they’re sending it to federal regulators for their approval over the objections of environmental advocates. The Utah Air Quality Board voted Wednesday to send along …

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NEWS: Clean Power Plan Questioned At Utah’s Capitol

JUDY FAHYS KUER 21 May 2015 A state energy official told lawmakers Wednesday that cutting greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s power plants could be costly for Utah. The Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan to cut the emissions linked to climate change hasn’t been finalized yet, but Utah’s energy officials …

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NEWS: Air Activists Seek Veto on Burning-Regulation Bill

JUDY FAHYS KUER 18 March 2015 Clean-air activists want Governor Gary Herbert to veto a bill that bars regulators from banning wood burning all winter in Utah’s polluted areas. KUER’s Judy Fahys has the story.

NEWS: Bill Eases Wood-Burning Curbs

JUDY FAHYS KUER 3 March 2015 The controversy over wood-burning and air pollution flared up again Tuesday before a legislative committee. Rep. Brad Dee, R-Ogden, is sponsoring a bill to ease wood burning restrictions. It amounts to a rebuke of Gov. Gary Herbert’s proposal to ban wood-burning all winter in …

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NEWS: Lawmakers Tout Air Pollution Initiatives

KUER Judy Fahys Thursday, January 29, 2015 State lawmakers rolled out nearly two dozen bills and funding requests Thursday that focus on air quality. This session’s efforts come the year after the Legislature enacted more air-quality legislation than in the previous decade. And lawmakers want constituents to know they’re still …

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NEWS: Clean Air Rally Draws Thousands at Capitol

KUER Judy Fahys Sunday, February 1, 2015 Thousands of Utahns gathered at the State Capitol Saturday to remind lawmakers they want more action on clean air. Seven-year-old Ivan Sonnenberg showed off a hand-drawn poster he’d made for Saturday’s rally that said: “Let me go to recess,” he said.