Articles

Bills on the Hill

I’m trying very hard to feel good about what happened in the Legislature regarding air quality this session. After all, eight bills designed to reduce emissions passed into law—sev …

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The Air Indoors

It has been heartening, in the four months since I have been working on this series, to see the interest everyday citizens are now taking in Salt Lake’s air quality. At parties, bo …

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Air Activist: The Good-Air Citizen

In late October I was walking in my leafy 9th and 9th neighborhood when my attention was snagged by a good-looking guy walking toward the sidewalk. He was carrying something, but s …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Up to Snuff?

By some counts, Utah air quality hit a new low in 2013, with months of inversion-trapped air fouling our lungs, major expansions in the works for Holly Refinery and Kennecott’s Bin …

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Environmental Politics, Science

What Causes Salt Lake’s Air Pollution—and Why You Should Care

Perhaps, during the 27 red- or orange-air quality days Salt Lake City experienced through­out last winter’s inversion season, your eyes did not smart; your throat and chest did not …

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Environmental Politics, Think

The Reluctant Activist

The line between passion and activism is a thin one, yet one that takes energy to cross. The quickening pulse when one perceives an injustice to a living thing or the threatened de …

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