NEWS: No end to Nevada’s quest for water

By Brian Moench April 6, 2013 During the blitzkrieg bombing of London in World War II, Winston Churchill rallied the British to stand up against tyranny and “never surrender,” a defining moment in history. In refusing to surrender to the Las Vegas water grab, Gov. Gary Herbert summoned his inner…

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OPINION: Stop kicking smog can

OPINION Utah’s brand in the mind of Americans must be the great outdoors, not the nation’s dirtiest air. Not only does our economy depend on that image, but our lives. Gov. Gary Herbert and the Utah Legislature need to get serious solving this problem with a long-term program to reduce…

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OPINION: Herbert the denier

OPINION Dear deniers of human-caused climate change: Have you looked at our air lately? Have you tasted it? Has it gotten stuck in your throat and made you cough, or made your eyes water? Guess what? Nature didn’t do it. Those noxious vapors and toxic particles are virtually 100 percent…

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OPINION: Bad air economics

OPINION I was born and raised in Salt Lake City and am absolutely enamored with our beautiful state and the lifestyle it provides. When I had to leave Utah for medical school, I was sad and vowed my “exile” would not extend past medical school. Now I am pondering my…

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NEWS: Bill to tighten hot-waste oversight

By Judy Fahys Maximum fines for companies that dump too-hot radioactive waste in the EnergySolutions Inc. landfill would double, under HB124 sponsored by House Majority Leader Brad Dee, R-Ogden. Dee’s bill, made public Friday, responds to several issues raised in a Legislative Auditor General report last fall that criticized the…

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