Topic: Politics

Methane rule survives GOP attack

The 2017 Conservation in the West poll from Colorado College showed that 81% of Western voters agreed with the statement, “We should continue to require oil and gas producers who o …

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Secret Zinke meetings spark lawsuit

County commissioners from Kane and Garfield Counties may have broken Utah law when they held closed-door meetings with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke concerning the possibility of s …

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Mike Noel blames“rock lickers” for fires

In June and July the Brianhead fire in the Dixie National Forest burned more than 71,000 acres and racked up over $34 million in firefighting costs. The Federal Emergency Managemen …

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On the road with BLM paleontologist Alan Titus

  An open letter to Secretary Zinke For five hours I drove from Capitol Hill, in Salt Lake City, through the same famous redrock landscapes you flew over—Bryce Canyon, Kodachr …

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White Mesa Uranium Mill

Given the grief caused to Utah by uranium mining in the past, it is surprising that the Utah Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands submitted comments to Trump’s Monument R …

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Cleaner cars, cleaner air

Cleaner cars, cleaner air Have you noticed those PZEV labels on new cars? That stands for “Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle” and it’s a big deal for Utah air quality. After the 2017 …

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Change Agents: Ella Mendoza & Resist IMMIGRANT RIGHTS—ART SPEAKS

Ella Mendoza Ella Mendoza, 27—artist, writer, activist. Born—Lima, Peru, brought to the United States when she was 12. Ella Mendoza’s storytelling, her art and her activism, is oft …

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Kratom and the DEA: so far, so good (and a reason to thank Sen. Hatch)

Startled by the immediate and widespread opposition to their proposed emergency ban of kratom in the fall of last year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) backtracked o …

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Passing the long-stalled ERA important again

The things we take for granted. Did you know that only 100 years ago, in 1917, American women still did not have the right to vote?
That changed in 1920, due to the persistent effo …

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Congress declares public lands “worthless”

On their very first day in session, the Republican-controlled 115th U.S. Congress launched a fresh attack on Utah’s public lands. The House passed a rule that defines public lands …

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Help keep an eye on the Utah Legislature

Now is the time to sign up for e-mail action alerts from your favorite environmental groups. The 2017 General Session of the Utah Legislature started January 23 and runs through Ma …

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The Aquarium Age: Jan. 25 – Feb. 1

I couldn’t be there. I couldn’t physically march with my sisters (and brothers) and add my body to the loud and resounding resistance to the Trump regime. But my heart and soul wer …

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The Aquarium Age: Nov. 16-22

There is no one particular, specific astrological explanation for Hillary’s loss or Donald’s win. Of course, some astrologers will point to one or another stellar alignment as the …

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The Aquarium Age: Nov. 9-15

It’s hard to know where to begin. I’m overseas, currently in France, writing this on the Sunday before the US Presidential election, and by the time it’s published on Wednesday mor …

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Utah’s American Indian education plan: SB 14 needs better funding

One piece of legislation easily stood out in the long list of bills from the 2016 Utah state legislative session. At first glance it seemed rather progressive. Though only a resolu …

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