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: Chaffetz, Lee take aim at haze ruling that would reduce pollution at two Utah coal power plants

Salt Lake Tribune By: Emma Penrod March 14, 2017   n the latest turn of the decade-long dispute over Utah’s Regional Haze Rule, Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Sen. Mike Lee introduced federal legislation to overturn a 2016 decision to require additional pollution controls at two Utah power plants. In a …

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NEWS: Chaffetz, Lee want regional haze rule scrapped for Utah

Deseret News By: Amy Joi O’Donoghue Published: March 14, 2017   SALT LAKE CITY — A contentious regional haze rule that would require the installation of $700 million in new pollution control equipment at two power plants in Utah is under attack by the state’s congressional delegation, which wants it …

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NEWS: Utah’s air could get dirtier under a Trump administration

KIMBERLY NELSON  ABC4 Published 12/09 2016 SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) – President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the EPA is raising some concerns among environmental advocates in Utah. The move elevates Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a fierce critic of the EPA, to the position of EPA Administrator. As …

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Episode #53: HEAL’s Victories! Clean Air, Coal & Coal Ash

Matt flies solo and dives deep on three recent HEAL Utah victories, offering some context and detail to explain the significance of each. First, he talks about Navitus, a proposed waste-to-energy facility that Sandy City officials are now backing away from. Second, he describes the collapse of the Oakland coal terminal …

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OPINION: My view: Pacificorp and the state of Utah lawsuit against EPA is a missed opportunity

By Lauren Wood For the Deseret News Sept. 14, 2016 There is no way to be a good corporate citizen when it comes to dirty energy. Rocky Mountain Power’s (RMP) basic profit motive is fundamentally at odds with our communities’ values. This truth was reinforced last week, when RMP’s parent …

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NEWS: Utah challenges EPA’s regional haze decision

By Amy Joi O’Donoghue Deseret News Sept. 2, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY —The federal rejection of a portion of the state’s plan to control regional haze at national parks is prompting Utah to file a legal challenge in hopes the courts will deem the local plan sufficient. The Utah Department of Environmental …

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NEWS: State of Utah, utility company challenging EPA regulations to reduce haze at national parks

COURTNEY TANNER The Salt Lake Tribune Sept 02 2016 The state of Utah and the utility company PacifiCorp are fighting a federal mandate that aims to reduce pollution at national parks. The two entities filed separate petitions for review — the first step in an appeal — with the 10th …

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NEWS: Protesters urge Rocky Mountain Power not to sue EPA

Emma Penrod August 23, 2016 The Salt Lake Tribune Clean-air activists delivered tens of thousands of petitions to Rocky Mountain Power’s doorstep Tuesday morning in an attempt to dissuade the utility company from fighting federally mandated pollution controls at Utah power plants. About a dozen demonstrators walked 44,000 petitions to …

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NEWS: Utahns to Rocky Mountain Power: Protect Clean Air in National Parks

Kimberly Nelson August 23, 2016 Good 4 Utah SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) – The fight to clean up the air at Utah’s national parks is heating up. Tuesday more than 40,000 signatures were dropped off at Rocky Mountain Power’s Salt Lake offices. The petitioners are asking the utility not …

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