NEWS: Rocky Mountain Power Defends Environmental Record

Dan Bammes Environmentalists are applauding President Obama’s proposals to limit greenhouse gas emissions by executive action.  But Rocky Mountain Power says one group’s criticism ignores what it’s been doing for years.   HEAL Utah hailed the president’s speech as a “welcome day for all Americans,” but then launched immediately into an…

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HEAL UTAH STATEMENT ON OBAMA CLIMATE CHANGE PLAN

Today is a welcome day for all Americans – and especially Utahns. President Obama’s plan to make our buildings and appliances more efficient and to encourage utilities to move away from dirty coal power and toward green energy will help us not just battle the menace of climate change, but…

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No renewable energy for a decade!? We expect better

The front page of Sunday’s Salt Lake Tribune business section says it all: "Rocky Mountain Power’s parent company, PacifiCorp, has indicated it doesn’t plan to develop any utility-scale renewable-energy projects in Utah or anywhere else until at least 2024." We think that’s outrageous, reckless, and exactly the WRONG direction for…

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NEWS: How green does Utah go? State panel to decide

Taylor W. Anderson  Renewable-energy developers representing more than $620 million in proposed wind and solar projects are awaiting a ruling by the state’s top utility regulators to decide whether they can move forward or must abandon Utah for greener states. The Utah Public Service Commission (PSC) ruling will tell Rocky…

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OPINION: Short takes on the news

OPINION Pretty please » Salt Lake County officials are correct. The panel that is being appointed to look into the idea of closing the Utah State Prison in Draper to replace it with a more modern lock-up somewhere farther afield, should have someone on it to look out after the…

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OPINION: Sun is free

OPINION Re “Ratepayers would help Utah go nuclear” (Tribune, Feb. 19): Would you like to see your electric bill go up? Then urge your state legislators to pass SB199. This onerous bill would provide for a surcharge on your electric bill, and the money earmarked for construction (and other) costs…

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HEAL Urges Rocky Mtn Power to Consider Coal Health Costs

PRESS RELEASE *** PRESS RELEASE *** PRESS RELEASE UTAH ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP URGES ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER TO CONSIDER HEALTH COSTS OF BURNING COAL HEAL Utah today urged Rocky Mountain Power to acknowledge the significant health damages caused by pollution from its aging Utah coal-burning power plants, and to factor those damages…

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