Environews May 2016

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Environews May 2016

Environews: Public comments due on oil shale plan

The Bureau of Land Management is accepting public comments on a permit requested by Enefit American Oil (an Estonian oil shale company) to build a utility corridor in the Uinta Bas …

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Environews: UTA to add electric buses

– By Amy Brunvand The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) and University of Utah have received a $5.4 million federal grant to purchase five new electric busses to be operated on the busy …

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Environews: Citizen groups give legislature poor marks

– By Amy Brunvand During the 2016 General Session Utah lawmakers did a poor job protecting the environment according to HEAL Utah and the Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club. The two o …

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Environews: Utah air not quite worst

– By Amy Brunvand The American Lung Association has released “State of the Air, 2016” ranking U.S. cities on ozone and particle pollution. Among the worst 10 cities for short-term …

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Environews: Interior Secretary to visit Utah

– By Amy Brunvand In a speech honoring the 100th Anni­versary of U.S. National Parks, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell promised to visit Utah where she mentioned “a range of conserv …

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Environews: Why do Republicans hate national parks?

– By Amy Brunvand A new report from the Center for American Progress says that lack of congressional support for national parks and public lands can be traced to a group of 20 U.S. …

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Environews: Utah legislators fight over Bear Ears

– By Amy Brunvand Supporters wearing “Protect Bears Ears” t-shirts overflowed the conference room at a feisty April 20 meeting of the Utah Legislature Commission for the Stew­ardsh …

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Environews: Flashback, 2013: Utah without national parks

Environmental news from around the state and the West.—by Amy Brunvand Remember October 2013? U.S. Congressional Republicans failed to pass a budget and shut down the federal gover …

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