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EnviroNews: Utah Legislature: The good, the bad and the ugly.

The 2020 General Session of the Utah Legislature wrapped up on March 12 with 510 new bills passed into law. Here is a selection of bills and resolutions that affect environmental i …

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Environews April 2020

Utah Legislature: The good, the bad and the ugly. The 2020 General Session of the Utah Legislature wrapped up on March 12 with 510 new bills passed into law. Here is a selection of …

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Covid-19 and air quality

What we can learn from the pandemic that may help Utahns in times of Air Quality crisis. The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented times globally, to say the least …

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Utah’s 2020 legislative session

Like every year, the 45 days that make up the annual Utah legislative session come and go in a blink of an eye. Lawmakers passed 510 bills this year and approved a $20 billion stat …

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Drawdown Utah

A look at local businesses and organizations whose work is already helping reverse global warming and stem the tide of climate change. What follows is a recognition and a call to s …

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A Letter from your Local Grocer during COVID-19

I started working at my local grocery store almost two years ago. What began as a way to put myself through the final two years of my undergraduate degree ended up becoming one of …

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Closed and cancelled

In an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus there has been a blitz of shutdowns both statewide and locally. Beginning at 11pm on Monday, restaurants and bars in Salt Lake Co …

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EnviroNews: Development plans issued for land cut from monuments

The Bureau  of Land Management (BLM) has approved development plans for public lands cut from Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments even though lawsuits to re …

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EnviroNews: Can Dominion Energy meet a net-zero goal?

Dominion Energy, which supplies natural gas to Utah consumers, has announced a “net-zero” goal to offset greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Unfortunately, the details are a bit sket …

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EnviroNews: Rubber Dodo goes to Secretary Bernhardt

The Center for Biological Diversity has given Interior Secretary David Bernhardt the 2019 Rubber Dodo award for a person or group who has most aggressively sought to destroy Americ …

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EnviroNews: Stop the Uinta Basin Railway

The federal Surface Transportation Board recently began work on an Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed Uinta Basin Railway intended to send Utah crude oil to out-of-state …

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EnviroNews: University of Utah shifts to clean energy

As of January the University of Utah is ranked #8 in the Environmental Protection Agency list of the largest green power users in higher education, with 49% of total electricity us …

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Local food advocates on the hill:

Symbria and Sarah Patterson In early February, we headed south to Cedar City for three days of the Fourth Annual Utah Farm and Food conference, produced by Red Acre Center. We took …

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Utah’s 7th Annual Clean Air Solutions Fair

Saturday March 7th, 11am-4pm The Gateway, South end of the Union Station Come with questions, leave with solutions On one hand, the longterm prospect for the Salt Lake Valley’s air …

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EnviroNews: SITLA renewable energy

Even the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) is getting into the green energy business. SITLA, notorious for oil sands leasing and support for various …

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