Two-thirds of Utah is owned by the federal government. But opinions about whether the federal government’s management of these public lands is an asset or a burden sharply differ across the state. In a move that’s been dubbed the new Sagebrush Rebellion, the Utah Legislature passed a law this year demanding nearly all those lands be transferred to state control by the end of 2014. Supporters say Utah has that right under the state’s Enabling Act, opponents say it’s unconstitutional and could devastate Utah’s national treasures.
You might not spend too much time thinking about noise pollution, even if it’s all around you. Now, Salt Lake County is looking to tweak its noise pollution controls, and wants you to weigh in. We’ll talk about what these changes would mean for the community.
- Dale Keller, Area Supervisor for Environmental Health with the Salt Lake Valley Health Department
- Victor Alaves, Salt Lake Valley Health Department Industrial Hygienist
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