NEWS: For the next three weeks, every particle counts in Northern Utah

Editorial Board Standard-Examiner Thursday, December 7, 2017 Welcome to inversion season in Northern Utah. Inversion season isn’t tied to a date on the calendar. It depends on atmospheric pressure, snowfall and cold temperatures. And this season is starting with a bang.  Here’s what the Utah Department of Environmental Quality tweeted about 12:30 …

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NEWS: Commentary: There is no question that air pollution is bad for your health

Jessica Reimer Salt Lake Tribune 9/18/2017 In our world where ‘alternative facts’ hold water and scientific evidence is pushed to the side, it is paramount that our state policymakers weed through the noise and identify critical information to support strong policies. Utah policymakers can generally be commended for doing so …

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NEWS: Former EPA leader defends actions on Utah haze, ozone

EMMA PENROD The Salt Lake Tribune May 19 2017 07:00AM A plan to require new pollution controls at coal-fired power plants in Utah was among the Environmental Protection Agency’s greatest accomplishments under the Obama administration, according to one of the agency’s former leaders. Shaun McGrath, former EPA Region 8 administrator, …

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NEWS: EPA reclassification for pollution puts Salt Lake, Provo in ‘serious’ category

Deseret News By Amy Joi O’Donoghue Published May 1, 2017 SALT LAKE CITY — The inability of the Provo and Salt Lake City regions to meet 2006 federal clean air standards for fine particulate pollution resulted in the Environmental Protection Agency reclassifying the metropolitan areas into a new category of …

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NEWS: Inversions prompt EPA to bump Utah pollution status to ‘serious’

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News Published: Dec. 16, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY — Pollution challenged cities along the Wasatch Front, the Cache Valley and the Fairbanks, Alaska, region are moving from a “moderate” to “serious” classification under a proposal released Friday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The proposed rule to reclassify …

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NEWS: Legal Battle Expected After Oakland Coal Decision

Maritime Executive June 28, 2016 The council of the U.S. city of Oakland voted unanimously to bar shipments of coal through a proposed marine terminal on Monday, setting the stage for a legal battle. The prospect of train cars carrying millions of tons of coal mined in Utah through Oakland …

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News: Utah’s bad air is the worst it’s been in years — and it’s likely to stick around

Emma Penrod The Salt Lake Tribune February 10, 2016 This week’s inversion is shaping up to be the first long-term period of significantly poor air quality since 2013 — and it could be here for days to come if the weather doesn’t cooperate by providing a storm. Salt Lake City …

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NEWS: Clean Air Activists Propose New Rules For ‘Industrial Polluters’

By Rick Aaron ABC4 Utah News Oct. 7, 2015 SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah News) – It was a meeting to clear the air – literally. At Wednesday’s meeting of the Utah Air Quality Board, representatives of the groups Heal Utah, Western Resource Advocates and Utah Physicians for a Healthy …

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