Oct 17, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - With inversion season slowly approaching Gov. Gary Herbert (R-Utah) said he wants to clean up Utah's dirty air.
On Tuesday, the Governor announced a new team tasked with taking on the challenge. The Clean Air Action Team includes 38 professionals with backgrounds in legislature, health care, industry and research who will take a wide look at options to solve Utah's air pollution problem.
Oct 11, 2013
The trial between HEAL Utah and the Blue Castle Group came to a close last Tuesday. Up in the air was the battle over whether the State of Utah was correct in granting water rights to Blue Castle to build a nuclear power plant along the Green River.
Oct 07, 2013
Salt Lake Tribune
While vehicle emissions account for about half of Utah’s particulate pollution, countless things we do every day add to a problem that becomes depressingly acute every winter.
That can of hair spray is loaded with volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, that chemically react in the air to become fine particulate. These are the droplets and specks less than 2.5 microns in diameter, so tiny they can penetrate pulmonary tissue. Any chemical product that goes on wet, releases particulate precursors as it dries.
Oct 02, 2013
St. George News
ST. GEORGE – The trial to decide whether the Utah state engineer appropriately gave water rights to the Blue Castle Group for a new nuclear power plant wound down yesterday in Price. Lawyers for both the plaintiffs and defendants gave closing statements, and now the case awaits a decision from Judge George Harmond within the next 60 days.
Sep 30, 2013
It takes a lot of water to keep nuclear reactors cool and safe at a nuclear power plant like the one proposed for Emery County, Utah, on the Green River. Whether the river will be able to provide a constant flow is just one issue that 7th District Judge George Harmond will decide in a lawsuit brought by environmental groups to stop construction of the plant. In fact, water — its availability and its value to competing public interests — are the questions.
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