Topic: Environmental Politics

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The Utah Division of Water Resources has withdrawn an application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the Lake Powell Pipeline, a multi-billion dollar project to …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

The National Parks and Conservation Association names three Utah National Parks and Monuments among those most threatened by Trump administration fast-track drilling policies – Hov …

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EnviroNews: BLM cozies up to industry

On September 10 the House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on Trump administration mismanagement of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) which oversees 22.8 million acres …

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EnviroNews: Update: Bears Ears, Escalante- Grand Staircase lawsuits

A federal judge has ruled that lawsuits to restore the original boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments can go forward. In Octob …

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EnviroNews: Report documents Inland Port concerns

A new report from Envision Utah uncovers deep citizen concern about negative environmental impacts from large-scale industrial inland port development within the boundaries of Salt …

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EnviroNews: Holladay City adopts clean energy plan

Holladay is the latest Utah city with a goal to adopt 100% renewable energy by 2030. In this year’s general session the Utah Legislature passed the Community Renewable Energy Act w …

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EnviroNews: Condor 1000 Takes Flight

The baby California condor that hatched in Zion National Park this past spring has fledged! On September 25, bird watchers witnessed the chick’s ungraceful first flight and reporte …

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Environews: Frac sand mine in Kane County

Peekaboo slot canyon, Kanab – area claimed for mining Environmental damage caused by fracking in the Uinta Basin is spreading to Kane County where a company called Southern Red San …

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Paul Hawken and Jane Goodall at Park City

at 2030 Net Zero summit last month Love, says Jane Goodall, is “a very important component” of our quest to reverse climate change. “We tend to go along with our brains, and only w …

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Largest climate protest in history

Mother Earth isn’t asking nicely any more, and neither are we On September 20, 2019, four million youth worldwide marched out of their classrooms, skipping their lessons to teach t …

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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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