NEWS: “A move in the right direction” Air-quality proposal breezes through House panel, goes to full House

City Weekly By: Annie Knox Published February 4, 2017   A clean-air proposal with support from the governor is taking aim at a largely unchecked pollutant in northern Utah: diesel fumes. The measure seeks to require emissions tests for cars and trucks that take diesel fuel, and it would apply …

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NEWS: Utah Valley holds first Clean Air Rally

Published by: MCKENNA PARK The Daily Universe FEBRUARY 6, 2017   Utah Valley’s first Clean Air Rally on Saturday, Feb. 5, attracted a crowd of citizens concerned with Utah’s poor air quality. “I just think it’s a super important issue that we should deal with,” said rally attendee Aaron Smith. …

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NEWS: Clean Air And The Utah Legislature On Thursday’s Access Utah

Utah Public Radio By: Tom Williams January 26, 2017   Organizers of the “Clean Air, No Excuses Rally” which happened on Saturday in Salt Lake City say that “…each year clean air protections measures are considered at the legislature, and each year many of those proposals fail to become law. …

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NEWS: A move in the right direction

By Annie Knox City Weekly Published on February 4, 2017   A clean-air proposal with support from the governor is taking aim at a largely unchecked pollutant in northern Utah: diesel fumes. The measure seeks to require emissions tests for cars and trucks that take diesel fuel, and it would …

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Press Release: Clean Air Advocates Announce Rally, Present Blueprint

PRESS RELEASE *** PRESS RELEASE *** PRESS RELEASE *** PRESS RELEASE DURING INVERSION, CLEAN AIR ADVOCATES BACK BOLD POLICY CHANGES ENVIRO REPS URGE PUBLIC TO ATTEND SATURDAY RALLY; PRESENT CLEAN AIR BLUEPRINT; HIGHLIGHT KEY LEGISLATIVE BILLS SALT LAKE CITY — Clean air advocates gathered at a press conference Tuesdayafternoon during …

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NEWS: Five surprising ways to improve Utah’s inversion pollution

LEIA LARSEN, Standard-Examiner DECEMBER 31, 2016 Wasatch Front residents know wintertime doesn’t just mean shoveling snow and slipping on ice — it also means a sickening buildup of smog. Most Utah residents have also heard that spending less time on the road is the best way to improve air quality …

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News: Let Stericycle emit more at incinerators — if they shut down when pollution spikes — Utah officials say

Emma Penrod The Salt Lake Tribune March 24, 2016 Stericycle should be allowed to build and run two medical waste incinerators in Tooele County that can process up to 18,000 tons of hazardous medical waste per year — with technology in place to shut down operations if emissions of certain …

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News: Colorado calling on EPA to fix Utah pollution

Chris Miller KUTV 2 News March 16, 2016 (KUTV) More than 100 Colorado business owners have petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to impose tighter restrictions on two central Utah power plants. At issue are two coal-fired plants near Huntington Utah, belonging to Rocky Mountain Power. Both facilities are up-wind from …

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Op-ed: Utah air-quality regulators deny the public a chance to be heard

Joro Walker and Tim Wagner The Salt Lake Tribune March 12, 2016 The year 2016 has been another bad one for air quality in northern Utah, with pollution levels again reaching hazardous levels. Some blame “the weather” — the inversion trapping our air pollution. But it’s not the weather that …

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News: Utah Legislature OKs $53 million cash swap to fund Oakland coal port

Lee Davidson The Salt Lake Tribune March 10, 2016 Legislators approved a fund-swapping scheme Thursday to commit $53 million to help build a deep-water port in California in the belief the project will allow Utah to sell coal and other products overseas. Critics have called it a suspect “shell game,” …

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