Topic: Environmental Politics

EnviroNews: U of U welcomes new chief sustainability officer

Kerry Case is the new Chief Sustainability Officer at the University of Utah. Case has led sustainability initiatives at Westminster College for 13 years and is ready to take on a …

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EnviroNews: Update: Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante

Lawsuits are moving forward to restore two Utah national monuments downsized by President Trump in 2017. Last October, the Trump administration tried and failed to dismiss the laws …

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EnviroNews: Trump attack on NEPA is anti-environmental, anti-democratic

The Trump admiration is trying to gut the law that puts the “public” in public lands management. The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is the foundation of environme …

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EnviroNews: Lawsuit targets federal lands leasing

WildEarth Guardians and Physicians for Social Responsibility filed a lawsuit in January to challenge 2,067 oil and gas leases on 2 million acres of federal land in Colorado, Montan …

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EnviroNews: 20 Utah communities commit to 100% renewable

At total of 20 Utah communities have committed to 100% renewable energy by 2030 under Utah’s Community Renewable Energy Act (2019). The Act set a deadline of December 2019 for comm …

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EnviroNews: Air Quality Road Map

At the request of the Utah Legislature, the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah has prepared a report on strategies to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas …

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EnviroNews: Steep rise in rafting, camping fees proposed

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Price Field Office is planning to jack up recreation fees in order to maintain facilities and build new campgrounds. If approved, the per person …

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EnviroNews: Best Friends Animal Society saves the day

Activists in Kanab successfully beat back a plan by Southern Red Sands, LLC to open a 13,000-acre frac sand strip mine 10 miles north of town. The company had planned to start oper …

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EnviroNews: Zion Narrows trail remains open

A popular hiking trail though Zion National Park remains open to the public thanks to a $1.5 million deal negotiated by the Trust for Public Lands and funded by the Land and Water …

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Utah Environews

I think there’s a trap in loving that empty western possibility, especially when you don’t live in it all the time. That’s part of the deepening divide between urban and rural area …

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Greta Thunberg should study economics.

And U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin should study morals. Last month, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, in response to a reporter’s question about whether Greta Thunber …

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Utah’s 2020 legislative session is here

Here’s a peek at some environmental-related bills The end of January hails the beginning of the Utah state legislative session. For 45 days, till mid-March, 75 state legislators an …

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Smaller, deeper, deadlier

From PM10s to ultrafines, what particulate matter comes down to From the beginning of time, humans have lived with air pollution. With the discovery of fire we began to poison ours …

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Tier 3 fuels are here at last!

Doing your part to improve Utah’s air just got easier thanks to Tier 3 gasoline Over the last several years we’ve been hearing a lot about Tier 3 gasoline. It should play an import …

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EnviroNews: Bison make spring greener

Yellowstone’s migrating bison herds make grass grow more quickly and last longer according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Typicall …

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