Issue Section: Environews

EnviroNews: Update: Lake Powell Pipeline

The Utah Division of Water Resources has withdrawn an application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the Lake Powell Pipeline, a multi-billion dollar project to …

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EnviroNews: Trump Administration opens Utah parks to ATVs

The City of Moab, Town of Castle Valley and Grand County held an emergency meeting in October to oppose a sudden rule change that allows off-road vehicles to drive on National Park …

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EnviroNews: Salt Lake students join climate strike

On September 20, a few thousand people marched from the  City-County Building to the Capitol participating in the student-led Global Climate Strike called by 16-year-old Swedish ac …

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EnviroNews: Ski area parking fee addresses congestion, clean air

Solitude Mountain Resort has implemented a new parking fee that they hope will encourage skiers to carpool or ride the bus. The fee is a sliding scale starting at $20 for a single- …

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EnviroNews: Utah groups file climate change lawsuit

A coalition of environmental groups has sued the Trump administration for failing to consider greenhouse gas and climate change impacts when they granted 130 oil and gas leases on …

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EnviroNews: Horrible Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument plan

The Trump Administration has released a predictably horrible new management plan for lands cut from Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument boundaries. The plan threatens to op …

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EnviroNews: Citizens call for inland port health analysis

Concerned citizens are calling for better information about the human health impacts of building a massive, industrialized inland port on 16,000 acres on Salt Lake City’s Northwest …

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Environnews: Fossil of an energy policy for whose benefit?

The Trump administration has been sneaking nuclear waste shipments into Nevada.  Last month a coalition of concerned citizen groups has sent a formal letter to Governor Gary Herber …

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Environnews: Dump at Promontory Point

Friends of Great Salt Lake are concerned to learn that Weber County Commissioners are about to send municipal trash to Promontory Point on the shores of Great Salt Lake. The Utah D …

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Environnews: Trump attacks Endangered Species Act

Rule changes for implementing the Endangered Species Act (ESA) could gut the country’s most effective law for protecting biodiversity. In August the Trump administration announced …

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Environews: Bears Ears Advisory Committee stacked with nay-sayers

In yet another show of bad faith toward American Indian tribes, interior Secretary David Bernhardt (replacing the disgraced Ryan Zinke) has appointed a Monument Advisory Committee …

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Environews: SUWA lawsuits prevail

The Trump Administration keeps losing in court, and that’s a good thing for Utah’s public lands. In March, the Washington Post reported that in a rush for deregulation, Trump offic …

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Environews: An abundance of Painted Ladies!

Back in 1935 Utah’s spring migration of Painted Lady butterflies (Vanessa cardui) was described as filling the air with a windstorm of butterflies, “the effect resembling an autumn …

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Environews: Mighty 5 tourism woes

One problem with tourism is that it begets more tourism. Overtourism is not just caused by irresponsible geotagging or people trying to recreate Instagram photos. It’s also caused …

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Environews: Burr trail controversy resurfaces

In April, the Bureau of Land Management allowed Garfield County to chip-seal 7.5 miles of a remote dirt road, reigniting a historic environmental controversy over who owns nearly 3 …

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