PRESS RELEASE:UTA Announces “Zero Fare for Clean Air” August 17-18 Part of program funded by the Utah State Legislature to increase awareness and encourage transit use on bad air quality days

In partnership with the Utah State Legislature, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR), and the Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah (HEAL Utah), the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) is holding Zero Fare for Clean Air days this Thursday and Friday (AUGUST 17 & 18). Zero Fare will be available on all UTA bus and rail services, including bus, TRAX, FrontRunner, the S-Line Streetcar, Paratransit, the Park City-SLC Connect, and UTA On Demand. GREENbike is also offering a free Day Pass on these days; use the promo code 8123 in the GREENbike BCycle app.

PRESS RELEASE: Federal Court Ruling Again Lets Utah’s Worst Polluters off the Hook From Cleaning Up Emissions​

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Today the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a petition for review that would bring some of Utah’s worst polluting coal plants into compliance with the Clean Air Act’s visibility-protection provisions, instead enabling the Hunter and Huntington plants to continue polluting at the same damaging levels they have for more than a decade. The decision allows polluters to continue threatening air quality for Utah’s communities and muddies views at treasured national parks. The state’s stunning national parks — the Mighty 5 — stretch across southern and central Utah and contain some of the most iconic geological formations in the nation, including world-famous Zion and Arches National Parks. The conservation organizations are represented by Earthjustice and attorney John Barth.

The Role of Solar Power in Improving Air Quality in Utah

Discover how solar power is transforming Utah’s air quality and energy landscape. Despite challenges, Utah’s commitment to solar energy shines bright. With impressive solar power generation, innovative community projects, and a drive for grid integration, Utah is leading the way towards cleaner air and a greener future. Learn how solar power reduces reliance on fossil fuels, charges electric vehicles, and supports grid stability. Explore the environmental considerations and equity aspects of solar energy adoption. Take action to strengthen Utah’s solar plan, ensuring a more sustainable tomorrow for generations to come.


The proposed expansion project in our community brings up a lot of concerns – such as increased noise and air pollution, disruption to businesses, loss of property, and increased costs for taxpayers. We must make sure that we are considering all of our options to address the growing population, such as exploring faster, more reliable public transportation like double-tracking FrontRunner.

Utah’s Scorching Heat: A Harsh Reality of Climate Change and Its Impact on Vulnerable Communities​

It’s getting increasingly hot in Utah and the environmental impacts are real. Heat waves, poor air quality, water scarcity, and changes to the ecosystem are all putting populations most vulnerable – the elderly, children, and low-income families – at greater risk. Let’s all work together to protect our environment in order to keep our communities safe!

Utah Organizations Unite to Celebrate Latino Contributions to Environmental Protection During Latino Conservation Week

In honor of Latino Conservation Week, Utah organizations are coming together to celebrate the significant contributions of Latinos to environmental protection. The week-long celebration, which begins on July 15th and ends on July 23rd, is an opportunity to highlight the unique and critical role that Latinos play in preserving the environment.

CLOSED: Voice your concerns regarding a proposed mine in Parleys Canyon.

The proposed Parleys Canyon Mine in Utah is a ticking time bomb for our air and water quality, wildlife habitat, and recreational activities in the area. The fine particles created by the mine can cause fear and worry for resident’s health and environmental impacts! Not to mentionUtah has limited regulation of fugitive dust polluters and there are no real consequences when they break the rules. We MUST fight this and join forces to protect our air, water, wildlife, and recreation for generations to come.


The Utah Division of Air Quality has shared a preliminary version of their state implementation plan to restrict harmful substances in outdoor air in compliance with the Clean Air Act. However, the current plan to reduce ozone in the airshed is not effective enough and puts the health of residents at risk. Fill out this action alert to urge the Division of Air Quality to strengthen its plan.