Environment Archive

SLC Officials Break Ground on Solar Farm

(KCPW News) Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker broke ground on a new solar farm in the city on Tuesday. The new

Lobbyist to Utah Legislature: Plan for EPA Legal Fights

(KCPW News) A lobbyist for Utah energy interests has recommended that the state defend itself from the Sage-Grouse. To explain that proposal,

The Rundown: Utah Climate Center’s Dr. Robert Davies on New Global Temperature Predictions

Today on the program we speak with Dr. Robert Davies, a physicist with the Utah Climate Center at Utah State University. We’ll

SLC Mayor Announces Resident Transit Pass Proposal

(KCPW News) Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announced a new transit pass program for city residents on Friday. The proposed program

Utahns Speak Out On Their Water Future

(KCPW–August 14, 2013)  Utahns use a lot of water. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates domestic water consumption is 186 gallons per person

Air Quality Board Set to Endorse New EPA Standards for Car Industry

(KCPW News) The Utah Air Quality Board voted on Wednesday in favor of sending a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Educators Speak Out Against Utah Efforts to Control Public Lands

(KCPW News) On Tuesday, Governor Herbert testified before a congressional subcommittee about Utah’s bid to manage federal public lands in the state.

Environmental and Community Groups Object to Highway Proposal

(KCPW News) A coalition of environmental and community organizations are asking the Utah Department of Transportation to reevaluate their proposal for the

Report: Colorado Named Nation’s Most Endangered River

(KCPW News) A national conservation organization has named the Colorado River the nation’s most endangered river. In a report released on Wednesday,

Rep. Matheson Wants Keystone Decision Out of President’s Hands

(KCPW News) President Obama is expected to make the call soon on whether to authorize the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

New Rules for Oil Shale and Tar Sands on Federal Lands

(KCPW News) Late last month, the US Interior Department finalized a new set of rules pertaining to Oil Shale and Tar Sands

Governor Herbert Says No to Water Sharing Agreement

(KCPW News) Governor Gary Herbert announced on Thursday that he will not sign a water sharing agreement with the state of Nevada.

Governor to Make Snake Valley Pipeline Decision Soon

(KCPW News) Governor Gary Herbert is close to making a decision on whether to sign an agreement that would authorize the construction

Utah Clean Energy Analyst Reviews 2012 Legislative Session

(KCPW News) During this year’s legislative session, a number of bills sought to change Utah’s energy code, including two that addressed energy

Lawmaker Seeks Endangered Species Listing Exemption for Utah

(KCPW News) A resolution urging the US Fish and Wildlife Service to exempt or exclude private property from being designated critical habitat

$9 Million Requested for UTA Passes to Combat Pollution

(KCPW News) A funding request at the legislature would make UTA busses and trains free in January and July. KCPW’s Roger McDonough

Salt Lake City Mayor Becker Calls for More to be Done on Air Quality

Local community leaders hope 2013 will be the start of cleaner air. Thursday, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker joined forces with

Utah Democrats Unveil Package of Bills to Address Air Quality

On Monday Utah Democrats announced legislation aimed at addressing air pollution in the state. The announcement comes after several groups have demanded

Canyonlands Resolution Held for Year of Further Study

A resolution calling for greater protection of Utah’s Canyonlands was held over for a year of study on Thursday after Republican lawmakers

Effect of Climate Change on Utah Wildfires Debated at Legislature

(KCPW News) Legislation that for the first time would have acknowledged the science of human-caused climate change by the government of the

Group of Utah Moms Seeks Support for Clean Air Pledge

A group of Utah Moms wants state lawmakers to go on record in support of doing something about northern Utah’s poor air

Becker Calling on Higher State Air Quality Regualtions

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker wants the state to do more to address air quality. Currently, the Wasatch Front has

Salt Lake City Council Proposes Landscaping Changes

Salt Lake City residents could soon be given more freedom when it comes to landscaping their yards. The Salt Lake City Council

Differing Views of What EnergySolutions Deal Means for Utah

EnergySolutions is in the middle of a 1.1 billion dollar deal to be purchased by a private equity firm. If the deal

Texting Campaign Aims to Clean Up Salt Lake City’s Air

Studies show Wasatch Front residents are making changes on poor air quality days. Kate Lohnes, Salt Lake City’s Special Programs Manager says

Businesses Meet for Clean Air

More Utah businesses are learning what they can do to clean up the air. Yesterday the Salt Lake Chamber held its 2nd

DEQ Sets New Standard for Measuring Air Quality

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is implementing new rules for all solid fuel and coal burning devices as a way to

Can We Store Energy From the Sun and Wind?

Renewable energy use is on the rise, but the sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow. Green energy

Protesters Gather Bring Attention to Tar Sands Decision

Protesters gathered outside the Bureau of Land Management Office in downtown Salt Lake City yesterday, angry over the agency’s recent decision to

DWQ Says Red Butte Creek is Clean; Public Comment Opens

Thanks to a ruptured Chevron oil pipeline, more than 33,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into Salt Lake City’s Red Butte Creek