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All the critical issues involved in transitioning to a more sustainable world.


Environews: May 2018

Environmental news from around the state and the West. “I don’t want to be a god, even if I can. I want to be a servant of god, if by god we mean nature, life, the world. I want to …

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Briefly Noted: EVs are easier on the air; SLC supports EV Owners

Utahns are currently buying electric cars at a faster rate than Californians, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Evs use no gas. They emit 99% fewer …

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Mike Noel: Conflicted

The Utah Rivers Council has filed an ethics complaint against Representative Mike Noel (R-Kanab 73) regarding apparent conflicts of interest, unsurprisingly connected to real estat …

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Environmental Roundup for the Utah State Legislature

During the 2018 General Session the Utah Legislature passed good and bad environmental bills, and one very, very ugly bill. Good: • HB 27 Environmental assurance for underground st …

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For Happy Bees, go Pesticide-Free

Grassy lawns in Salt Lake City are borrowed from a whole different ecosystem than the one we live in. Maintaining a perfectly green lawn not only requires copious water but also ap …

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Oil Leasing Commences near our Monuments

When President Trump “downsized” two Utah national monuments, Interior Ryan Zinke claimed that “Bears Ears isn’t really about oil and gas.” That turned out to be a blatant lie. The …

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Land grab undermines SLC Northwest Quadrant plan Internationally important Great Salt Lake wetlands at risk

On March 16 Governor Gary Herbert signed SB 234, a bill creating an unelected Utah Inland Port Authority to take control of nearly 20,000 acres in the Northwest Quadrant of Salt La …

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Environews: April 2018

Environmental news from around the state and the West. Land grab undermines SLC Northwest Quadrant plan Internationally important Great Salt Lake wetlands at risk On March 16 Gover …

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Don’t Get Me Started: Assault on Society

In the autumn of 1969, just as soon as my basic training company had learned to disassemble, clean, re-assemble and fire the U.S. Army’s M-14 battle rifle, the Army decided to acce …

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A Banner Year for Air Quality Bills

Not all was won; but many steps were taken in the direction toward cleaner air for all Utahns. During the 2018 Legislative Session, I was closely watching proposed “clean air legis …

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