Environment Archive

Division of Air Quality Holds Meetings on Draft Pollution Rules

The Utah Division of Air Quality is looking for businesses and the public to weigh in on how to develop new rules

Storm Helping Subdue Alpine Wildfire

Crews fighting the Quail Fire near Alpine received some assistance from Mother Nature today in the form of some much needed rain.

Wildfire Could Help or Hinder State’s Wildlife

Count the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources among the government agencies keeping a close eye on wildfires burning across the state.

City, State Look for EPA Involvement in PCE Contamination

Hoping to avert further contamination, Salt Lake City wants the federal Environmental Protection Agency to get more involved in investigating groundwater contaminated

Foothills, Canyons Commission Holds First Meeting

Wednesday marked the first meeting of a 15-member commission tasked with revising Salt Lake County’s Foothills, Canyons Overlay Zone or FCOZ, an

Wood Hollow Fire Continues to Burn in Sanpete County

The Wood Hollow Fire burning in Sanpete County has grown to an estimated 37,000 acres with flames reaching as high as 100

Dump Fire 80 Percent Contained

Thousands of Utahns got a taste of how dangerous red-flag fire conditions can be over the weekend. A massive wildfire sparked by

Rampton: “To Declare War on the Federal Government” Not the Best Way to Settle Public Lands Issue

State lawmakers received an update today on the progress of a study required by House Bill 148, a law passed this year

Hatch Pushes for States to Control Wolves

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch teamed up with a Wyoming lawmaker Wednesday to highlight his efforts to get the gray wolf removed from

Salt Lake City Begins Kids4Trees Program

Hundreds of elementary school students are taking lessons outside the classroom this week, learning about environmental stewardship. Salt Lake City developed the

U of U Offers Environmental Education in Montana

This fall, the University of Utah is extending its campus to a restored ghost town in southern Montana. Mary Tull, Director of

More Public Access Could be Coming to Utah’s Rivers and Streams

The question of how accessible Utah’s rivers and streams should be remains in the hands of a judge. Monday, a fourth district

Utah Delegation Backs Keystone XL Pipeline Motion

Utah Congressmen Jim Matheson and Jason Chaffetz were among House lawmakers voting this morning in favor of a motion to move the

Snowbird Wins Approval to Install Mountain Coaster

A thumbs up by the Salt Lake County Planning Commission Wednesday means plans to develop a mountain coaster at Snowbird Ski and

Conservation Group Argues Against Tar Sands Project

A conservation group is appealing the Utah Division of Water Quality’s preliminary approval of a permit for a tar sands project at

More Heavy Enforcement Coming to Parley’s Historic Nature Park

Law enforcement officers are getting more serious about enforcing the rules at Parley’s Historic Nature Park. Beginning Monday, Salt Lake County Councilman

Expert Warns of Extremely Dry Summer in Utah

Weather experts are warning Utahns of a dry, hot summer, and with that comes an increased risk of fires. Randy Julander, Snow

City Council Signs Off on Green Space for Sugar House Streetcar

The Sugar House streetcar line stretching from the heart of the Salt Lake City neighborhood to the TRAX station on 2100 South

Salt Lake County Looks for Transportation Solutions in Mill Creek Canyon

Salt Lake County is asking for the public’s advice on transportation issues in Mill Creek Canyon at an open house today.

Public Lands Big Topic at First Ever Rocky Mountain Roundtable

Federal lands, water and energy are all concerns that not only affect Utah, but the entire Rocky Mountain region. That’s why Utah

Matheson Presses Energy Dept. on Moab Tailings Cleanup Slowdown

Utah Congressman Jim Matheson is pressing the Department of Energy on a five-year contract it awarded last year for the removal of

SUWA Slams State’s Demand for Control of Rights of Way

Conservation groups say the state of Utah’s attempt to take over federal rights of way is a multimillion-dollar poke in the eye

Coalition Forms to Support Connecting Utah’s Ski Resorts

A controversial plan to connect Utah’s ski resorts is gaining support from local business leaders. A new coalition touts the economic and

New Leader Heads Up State Parks Division at Challenging Time

The new leader in charge of Utah’s 43 state parks and museums is taking on his role at a challenging time. After

Activist Groups Protest Tar Sands Extraction in Utah

Activists groups are protesting tar sands extraction in Utah this afternoon in front of the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration or

Elementary Students Learn Important Lessons in Protecting the Environment

(KCPW News) Some of Utah’s youngest residents learned an important lesson today: how to take care of the environment. Hundreds of elementary

Politics Up Close: Independent Congressional Candidate Joe Andrade, Brent Goodfellow Runs for County Council

Usually, political candidates who want to go to Washington pledge to put Utah first. But University of Utah engineering professor Joe Andrade,

SLC Residents Attend Pipeline Safety Conference

Salt Lake City residents got the chance to follow up on what has happened since the 2010 Chevron oil spill that sent

Emissions Inventory Shows 10,000 Polluters

A newly released inventory of emissions across Utah pinpoints the biggest factors in the state’s wintertime pollution. Division of Air Quality Director

Are Wolves Living in Utah County?

On Sunday, Division of Wildlife Resources personnel spotted what appeared to be four wolves while performing coyote control from a helicopter in