Dec 04, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY — Critics have called Utah’s bad air the worst in the country. The emission limits don’t even meet federal standards, but that’s about to change.
It’s clear tonight but that’s because a big storm and high winds have blown out the inversion — but with fireplaces burning in Utah homes during the upcoming cold snap, it won’t be long before the inversion is back.
Dec 03, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah is a step closer to having a nuclear power plant, following a recent court action. A state judge ruled in favor of Blue Castle Holdings and the state engineer in a legal challenge over more than 50,000 acre-feet of water allocated for the twin-reactor nuclear power plant. Blue Castle Holdings has proposed building the multi-billion-dollar project near Green River.
Matt Pacenza is policy director for Healthy Environmental Alliance of Utah (HEAL), which is among the groups that sued Blue Castle. Pacenza said the legal challenge may continue.
Dec 01, 2013
Salt Lake Tribune
Anybody who thinks it would be a good idea for the state of Utah to be able to make its own land use, water use and environmental decisions, without meddlesome federal bureaucrats getting involved, should be working to demonstrate that the decisions that would be made here would be at least as wise and measured as anything that would come from a Washington functionary.
Nov 27, 2013
A judge has cleared the way for a nuclear power plant to be built in Utah, with conditions.
“The court finds that there is reason to believe that the project will not be detrimental to the public welfare,” Judge George Harmond said in a ruling issued late Wednesday and obtained by FOX 13 News.
The environmental group HEAL Utah filed a lawsuit in an effort to block Blue Castle Holdings from building a nuclear power plant on the Green River.
Nov 25, 2013
An oil refinery in west Bountiful won state approval to expand its operations. The permit obligates Holly Oil Refinery to install retrofits that could cut air emissions.
Several groups say lawmakers are protecting big businesses at the expense of public health.
Nineveh Dinha sits down with Michael Astin of Holly Oil Refinery along with Matt Pacenza with Heal Utah and Bryce Bird with the Department of Environmental Quality to discuss the issue.
Watch the video here.
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