OP-ED: What will be the environmental impact of an inland port in Salt Lake City?

Brian Moench Deseret News April 7th, 2018 All of a sudden everyone seems to be scrambling to get on board the runaway train of turning Salt Lake City into an “inland port.” The port has been declared a “generational opportunity,” will elevate Salt Lake City from the “Crossroads of the…

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NEWS: There is no safe level of air pollution, Utah doctors declare during release of annual report at Capitol rally

Emma Penrod Salt Lake Tribune February 3rd, 2018 Even low levels of pollution put the state’s youngest residents at risk of sudden infant death syndrome and other maladies, according to an annual research review by concerned Utah doctors. The doctors, most members of the advocacy group Utah Physicians for a…

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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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