NEWS: Reviews mixed from environmental advocates on legislative action for clean air, water

By EMMA PENROD The Salt Lake Tribune Published Mar 11 2017   State regulators and environmental advocates praised Utah lawmakers’ late approval of spending $1.3 million for new air quality sensors, but their reviews were otherwise mixed. “Overall it was a somewhat disappointing session,” said Matt Pacenza, executive director of …

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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: Clean air advocates push for veto of outdoor grilling bill

POSTED MARCH 16, 2017 BY BEN WINSLOW Fox 13   SALT LAKE CITY — Clean air advocates are urging Governor Gary Herbert to veto a bill run at the prompting of an outdoor grilling company. At a demonstration outside Utah-based Traeger Grills on Thursday, environmental groups urged a veto of House …

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NEWS: Environmental groups blast Lee, Chaffetz over effort to repeal regional haze regulations

Fox 13 By Elizabeth Suggs Posted MARCH 14, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY — Congressman Jason Chaffetz and Sen. Mike Lee announced on Monday they will fight to overrule federal regulations targeting two Utah power plants aimed at cleaning up air quality in Utah national parks. “The great state of Utah …

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NEWS: Air quality board asks for veto on outdoor cooking bill

Deseret News Amy Joi O’Donoghue March 6, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Air Quality Board wants Gov. Gary Herbert to veto a legislative measure that would exempt outdoor cooking from restrictions on bad air days, asserting it interferes with enforcement of wood burning at a time when …

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