Environment Archive

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