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.
Did you know Utah experiences air pollution in both summer and winter? Winter air quality in the northern valleys is among the worst in the nation. In summer, ozone pollution is especially hurting air quality, causing all kinds of health issues such as difficulty breathing, chest discomfort, headaches, and coughing, not to mention long-term issues such as chronic respiratory illness and increased risk of infection. If you’re in Utah, read our latest blog post to learn more about this invisible pollution, precautions you can take, and how to take action.
2023 Bill Tracker
Together we know the impact our collective efforts have on our local community, the greater state of Utah, and the nation as a whole. So, it’s imperative that we reflect on all the hard work that our many dedicated volunteers, determined lobbyists, and generous donors contributed to our numerous efforts this past year.
Now that our lawmakers have had a few months to recover from this year’s General Session, they are gearing up for their first interim session meeting of the year. Not sure what the interim session is? Wondering how you can get involved? No worries! We’re here to explain what you should know about Utah’s interim sessions.
On April 4th, the Salt Lake City Council unanimously voted to adopt an “Electric Vehicle Readiness Ordinance,” requiring 20% of parking spaces in new multifamily buildings to be “Electric Vehicle-ready.”
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SALT LAKE CITY – Today, PacifiCorp filed its preliminary 2023 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which includes its commitment to closing two coal-fired power plants in Utah. HEAL Utah’s Executive Director, Lexi Tuddenham releases the following statement regarding this issue.
As electric vehicle (EV) adoption continues to grow rapidly in Utah, so does the need for charging infrastructure. Installing home charging stations can be expensive and is often out of reach for individuals living in moderate to low-income housing or for renters in general.