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Environmental Politics, Politics

Methane rule survives GOP attack

The 2017 Conservation in the West poll from Colorado College showed that 81% of Western voters agreed with the statement, “We should continue to require oil and gas producers who o …

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Nature, Outdoor

Stewart introduces sham habitat protection bill

Utah Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT-2) has introduced a sham bill that he says will protect habitat for mule deer and sage grouse, but it’s really just another trick to try to eli …

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Politics

Secret Zinke meetings spark lawsuit

County commissioners from Kane and Garfield Counties may have broken Utah law when they held closed-door meetings with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke concerning the possibility of s …

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Environmental Politics, Outdoor, Urban Planning

West Davis Corridor impacts expand

It seems inevitable that the environmental footprint of the West Davis Corridor freeway has already increased before any of the new freeway has even been built. In August, the Utah …

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Environmental Politics, Urban Planning

Promentory Point landfill

Promontory Point, a remote and unspoiled place on the shore of Great Salt Lake previously famous for being the meeting of the transcontinental railroad, is about to become a garbag …

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Bear River Coalition Opposes Raising Cutler Dam

The Bear River Coalition opposes a proposal by PacifiCorp (the parent company of Rocky Mountain Power) to raise the height of Cutler Dam on the Bear River. PacifiCorp is trying to …

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Is Utah running out of water? The math Says no

“If you ask most people in Utah if we are we running out of water, they say, oh, absolutely,” says Zach Frankel, Executive Director of the Utah River Council (URC). But the convent …

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Environews: September 2017

Environmental news from around the state and the West. I walk the Bear all summer as it builds strength again, widens into marshes, joins in lush bird-heavy congress with the great …

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Arts

Dancing Bears Ears

Israeli choreographer Zvi Gotheiner performs the deep listening of strangers in a strange land. On May 7, I put on my “Protect Bears Ears” T-shirt and took the yellow and black “Pr …

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Fitness, Transportation

Economic benefits of “active transportation”

Government spending on walking and biking can have big paybacks in the form of health benefits, tourism, sales of goods and services, increased real estate values and greenhouse ga …

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