NEWS: State lawmakers depart on bus trip through rural Utah

By Michelle L. Price Associated Press Sept. 17, 2015   MOAB, Utah (AP) — Nearly all the state’s 104 lawmakers hit the road Wednesday for a two-day trip through rural Utah, where legislators decked out in jeans and sneakers visited rural schools, red rock parks and energy development projects. The …

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Episode #13: Curbing Pollution From Utah’s Biggest Industries

HEAL Utah Podcast

Matt flies solo and chats about some proposed rules that HEAL and a few allies are bringing to the Air Quality Board this fall. Listen to understand why the rules focusing on pollution from big industry are needed — and what they’ll do. Click here for on a public meeting …

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NEWS: Court: Regional haze pollution plan is not flawed

Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News October 23, 2014 SALT LAKE CITY — A regional haze plan designed to curb power plants’ emissions that mar scenic vistas was upheld by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled the Environmental Protection Agency’s endorsement of the effort does not violate the Clean …

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NEWS: State puts $500,000 into pollution education

BY MIKE GORRELL THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE PUBLISHED JANUARY 10, 2014 9:33 PM The state is funding a campaign to educate individual Utahns about what they can do to reduce air pollution. A $500,000 grant approved Thursday by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development board will help kickstart a tutorial …

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NEWS: Clearing The Air: Cleaning The State’s Air Will Take A Helping Hand From Every Breathing Utahn

Colby Frazier  Averaged out over a year, Utahns are exposed to a daily dose of 11 micrograms per cubic meter of PM 2.5—a level of pollution that will chop a year off our lives, according to C. Arden Pope, an environmental economist at Brigham Young University who has for decades …

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OPINION: Clean-Air Groups Cry Foul at Utah’s Pollution Plan

As the winter chill creeps into the air, not far behind — if last January was anything to judge by — is the fearful prospect of smog so thick you can taste it. But what is Utah doing about avoiding another season of inversions? The answer, according to clean-air activists, appears to …

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