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HEAL Utah - Powering Action To Protect Utah

 


nov 13: heal's fall party, "subvert the inversion," is coming up!

Please join the HEAL Utah team for one of our biggest events of the year! 

At this year's annual Fall Fundraiser, we'll entertain you with live music from award-winning bluegrass band, The Lab Dogs, serve some very tasty Spanish tapas from Finca, and give you an insider-scoop on HEAL's work to clean up Utah's dirty inversions. 

Click here to learn more and buy tickets!

 


Support Carbon Cuts for Coal Power Plants

CLICK HERE to take action and let the EPA know you support President Obama's Clean Power Plan, to reduce carbon emissions from Utah coal-fired power plants.  


 

HEAL Utah Celebrates Big Rooftop Solar win!

Like the thousands of Utahns who made their voices heard, HEAL Utah was thrilled to find out that the Public Service Commision rejected Rocky Mountain Power's bid to levy a $4.65/a month tax on rooftop solar owners. 

If, like us, you like to wallow in a good victory, check out the press coverage, including quotes from HEAL, in the Deseret News, Salt Lake Tribune, Fox13, and KUER.



CLEAR 

THE AIR!

The dirty air certainly settled into northern Utah's valleys this past winter: Yucch! We've been working hard to urge elected officials and regulators to do more - sooner - to reduce the smog which builds up in our valleys. During this year's Legislative session, which runs from late Jan. to mid March, we'closely watched a series of air quality measures. For more detail, check out a list of those bills.  If you want regular updates from the Legislature, written by HEAL's Matt Pacenza, click here to get those sent to you.

In 2013, we had some significant clean air successes: Over the summer, we got everyone from more than 1,100 Uthans to Gov. Gary Herbert himself to back new tough federal standards that will clean up our cars and gas.

In the fall, we pushed regulators to make their plan to cut fine particle pollution stronger. We were able to get more than 2,700 of you to sign an action alert urging deeper industrial cuts before a key air quality board meeting.

2014 will bring a lot more important clean air work. Please sign up for our action alerts to find out more -- and what you can do to help! (Photo credit HEAL Board member Jeff Clay.)


A green river setback

We were confident after we challenged the absurd proposal to site nuclear reactors on the Green River  in court. Our regular updates from the late September trial in Price, Utah, showed how shaky the proposal is, especially its woeful finances.

Unfortunately, however, a Utah judge didn't agree, and in November ruled that the company that wants to build the reactors can move forward. Sigh. 

To learn a bit more about our case, check out a blog post HEAL's Matt Pacenza wrote for the popular Western environmental news magazine High Country News. It’s a good introduction to why this trial is so important.

To show the widespread opposition across Utah to the Green River project, we also have lawn signs! (see left.) If you're interested in one, contact us at 801-355-5055 or matt (at) healutah.org.

If you'd like to contribute to our legal fund, your dollars will help us pay for our ongoing legal costs. Your donation is fully tax-deductible. Thank you for your support!


True Blue Sky?

More than 35,000 Utah families and businesses buy Blue Sky credits -- but even though we do, Rocky Mountain Power offers us electricity which is mostly made with dirty coal and natural gas. Worst of all, they recently announced they have NO plans to build new renewable facilities until AT LEAST 2024.

HEAL is disgusted that the utility refuses to sell us the clean, green power we want. So we've launched a True Blue Sky campaign. Click here to sign a petition letting Rocky Mountain know you're fed up too. And check out a recent Tribune story about our new campaign. Stay tuned for more updates about how together we can make Utah's power cleaner and greener!

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For the most up-to-date information on what HEAL is up to -- and often our snarky commentary on what the powers-that-be are up to, check out our Twitter and Facebook pages.


boosting renewables: eutah and CCA

In 2010, we released our renewable energy roadmap for Utah, the eUtah Project. Check out coverage of our ambitious plan in the New York Times, Huffington Post, and Business Week. Download the Blueprint and full study here

Now, with eUtah as our foundation, we're putting together a plan to boost renewables in Utah. Currently, thanks to our governor beholden to the dirty energy of the past: Just 2 to 3 percent of the power made in Utah comes from wind, solar and geothermal: a shameful figure that leaves Utah behind nearly all of our fellow Western states.

We've think we've hit on a plan for increasing that number -- one that we can sell even in conservative Utah. Check out our page about Community Choice Aggregation. You'll be hearing a lot more about it soon from HEAL.

 

 


The Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah (HEAL Utah) works to engage citizens in efforts to protect public health from nuclear and toxic waste and promote clean energy policies for our state.  With the help of our members, we are working to create a world in which people, not polluters, determine Utah’s environmental and energy policies.

 

 

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