Issue Section: Environews

Environews: Oil & gas leasing frenzy near national parks scheduled for fall

A Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oil and gas lease sale scheduled for September 2020 threatens to drastically alter the landscape of southern Utah, affecting more than 114,000 acr …

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Environews: Costs, liabilities shift from feds to Utahns with water project transfers

Utah Senator Mike Lee, an advocate for privatization of federal public lands, has been boasting that a transfer of federal water infrastructure is a “minor miracle” that will give …

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Environews: Missed Air Quality opportunity

In response to a temporary slump in oil prices during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, the Trump Administration gave the fossil fuel industry a huge handout by reducing royalties for …

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Environews: Salt Lake City schools to go carbon free

In June the Salt Lake City School District Board of Education passed a resolution to go carbon-free by 2050. This fall, the district will form a Sustainability Leadership Task Forc …

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Environews: Terry Tempest Williams chronicles Utah environmental history in Erosion: Essays of Undoing

Acclaimed Utah author Terry Tempest Williams has previously written eloquently about The Open Space of Democracy (2010), but her new book, Erosion, is a tour-de-force. Williams is …

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Environews: Comments due on draft Environmental Impact Statement for Lake Powell Pipeline

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has released a Lake Powell Pipeline Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the multi-billion dollar water boondoggle to send Colorado River …

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Environews: Radioactive waste at the White Mesa Mill

The White Mesa Mill in San Juan County is seeking permits to import radioactive waste from Estonia, a northern European country with a population less than half that of the state o …

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Environews: Central Wasatch stewardship

The Central Wasatch Commission is the governmental entity that emerged from the Mountain Accord process, which focuses on  transportation, economy, recreation and environmental ste …

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Environews: Great Salt Lake garbage dump on the rocks

A controversial landfill on Promontory Point in Box Elder County has run into financial trouble. Promontory Point Resources, LLC, owned by the California-based company Allos Enviro …

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Environews: Green Energy for Inland Port?

In May, the Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA) and Rocky Mountain Power signed a Joint Clean Energy Cooperation Statement for the industrialized area under development near the Salt …

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Environews: DIY Great Salt Lake field trips

Friends of Great Salt Lake has created kid-friendly self-guiding field trips for Antelope Island State Park and Great Salt Lake State Park. Learn about the watershed while you look …

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Environews: Revised Documents for Little Cottonwood Planning

In May Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) released updates on the Little Cottonwood Canyon Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the road from the intersection of State Ro …

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Environews: 30 x 30 Campaign

Hansjorg Wyss, a Wyoming resident and long-time supporter of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, has contributed $1 billion to help start a new campaign to protect 30% of land a …

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EnviroNews: Kane County withdraws from Lake Powell Pipeline

The Kane County Water District, led by former Utah legislator Mike Noel, has withdrawn support for the Lake Powell Pipeline project. Now Washington County is the only county still …

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EnviroNews: Three cheers for trails!

With travel shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic, people along the Wasatch Front got a chance to rediscover our local urban trail system including gems like Bonneville Shoreline Trai …

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