Sigh: HEAL’s 2016 Legislative Recap

Phew. The 2016 session of the State Legislature is over. And, unfortunately, despite some positive steps, the last few days were pretty bad for those of us who care about clean air and clean energy. This may not have been the worst session we’ve ever had (we did get some…

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HEAL Utah 2015 State Legislature Recap: Phew!

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The Utah Legislature’s annual 45-day session is oddly both a sprint and a marathon. It certainly doesn’t feel “short” to the legislators, lobbyists and advocates who put in long days from late January to mid-March, but when we get to the final couple days, stuff happens quickly. Right. Up. To.…

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A Clean Air Crisis? Legislative Update #6

Time for another legislative update and it’s going to be a doozie! We have bills back from the near dead, amendments out the wazoo, political intrigue, and odd political bedfellows that would make the cast of House of Cards blush. First and foremost, we could use your help. Here’s where…

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NEWS: Utah assails Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News March 1, 2015 SALT LAKE CITY — President Obama’s Clean Power Plan mandating carbon reductions from existing power plants across the country has been assailed by Utah and other states as an unprecedented attack on coal that falls outside the scope of the Clean Air…

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My Funny Valentine | Legislative Update #3

*** Late breaking news: A new Energy Solutions bill is out and it’s worrisome. Hearing tomorrow (Wednesday) at 3:30. For more information click here. *** In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, this edition of the legislative update will celebrate pairings. As everyone knows, pairings, when they go well, can be…

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Legislative Update Numero Uno!

Well, we’re now a week into the Legislative session. And while things haven’t quite yet heated up, it’s only a matter of time before the smog hits the fan. First off, I’d like to encourage everyone to check out HEAL’s new legislative tracker where you can find all the information…

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