October 2019

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October 2019

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EnviroNews: What if Great Salt Lake dries up?

As Great Salt Lake levels fall, more than 750 square miles of dry lake bed have been exposed making Salt Lake City vulnerable to dust storms and air pollution contaminated by heavy …

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EnviroNews: Sevier Dry Lake leased for mining

The Bureau of Land Management has leased the entire lakebed of Sevier dry lake near Delta, Utah for a potash mine. According to the plan, the whole lakebed—all 125, 000 acres—will …

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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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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: 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: 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: 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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