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: 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: Utah solar industry gives up fight over tax credit for rooftop installs

Salt Lake Tribune By: Emma Penrod Published:  February 2, 2017   State lawmakers and officials from Utah’s solar industry have reached an agreement for phasing out tax credits for residents installing rooftop arrays, partly by increasing those incentives while they are still available. Many said they have mixed feelings about …

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NEWS: Environmentalists: Coal ash landfill near Price must be moved

Salt Lake Tribune By: Emma Penrod Published January 23, 2017   Three environmental groups have joined forces to call for Rocky Mountain Power to relocate a landfill which released more than 2,000 cubic yards of coal ash into the Price River last summer. The Sierra Club, HEAL Utah, and Utah …

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NEWS: Utah lawmakers consider clean air proposals as inversion settles in Wasatch Front

KUTV by Lisa Nico Published: Tuesday, January 17th 2017 Salt Lake City — (KUTV) Several proposals aimed at improving air quality are heading to lawmakers this week. At the city level, Mayor Jackie Biskupski proposed an energy efficiency and air quality ordinance to Salt Lake City Council for their consideration Tuesday. …

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NEWS: Utah’s 2017 resolution: A plan for cleaner air

Salt Lake Tribune By: Emma Penrod Published January 16, 2017 Utah faces a host of environmental challenges in 2017, but state officials say they are making one their top priority: air quality. The state may need new initiatives for reducing levels of small-particulate pollution, the culprit associated with Utah’s wintertime …

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NEWS: Utah’s 2017 resolution: A plan for cleaner air

By Emma Penrod Published January 16, 2017 Salt Lake Tribune Utah faces a host of environmental challenges in 2017, but state officials say they are making one their top priority: air quality. The state may need new initiatives for reducing levels of small-particulate pollution, the culprit associated with Utah’s wintertime …

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NEWS: Rocky Mountain Power says plant’s ‘research farm’ is perfectly safe

BRIAN MAFFLY The Salt Lake Tribune Dec 24 2016   Just below the Huntington Power Plant, a coal-fired generating station at the mouth of the eponymous central Utah canyon, agricultural plots spread out along the right bank of Huntington Creek. For the past four decades, these bucolic 250 acres have …

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