Environment Archive

State Engineer Discusses Approval of Water Rights for Proposed Nuclear Plant

The fate of a proposed nuclear power plant in Utah’s Emery County is now in the hands of the federal Nuclear Regulatory

Water Rights Approved for Nuclear Plant

Utah State Engineer Kent Jones has approved water rights from the Green River for Blue Castle Holdings’ proposed nuclear power plant in

CityViews 1/17/12: Kennecott on Air Quality

Segment 1: In December, a coalition of environmental groups sued Kennecott Utah Copper for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act. The

State Regulators Stand By Decision to Allow Blended Nuclear Waste

The battle over nuclear waste in Utah raged on Tuesday as anti-nuclear activists along with representatives of EnergySolutions met before the Utah

Mixed Reviews for Uranium Mining Moratorium

Conservationists, tourism-dependent businesses and some farmers, ranchers and recreationists are applauding the Interior Department’s decision to adopt a 20-year moratorium on new

CityViews 1/4/12: A Pioneer Artist

Segment 1: Reuben Kirkham may not be a household name, but he was one of the most important Utah artists of his

Environmental, Health Groups Band Together to Sue Kennecott

Several state environmental and health agencies want one of Utah’s largest alleged polluters to clean up their act. Yesterday, three groups announced

CityViews 12/19/11: The Air We Breathe

Segment 1: Gray skies during December don’t always mean snow is on the way. Particulate matter from car exhaust, coal power plants

CityViews 12/15/11: To Caucus or Not to Caucus

Segment 1: A simmering debate over how political candidates are nominated in Utah is bubbling over into editorial pages, the blogosphere and now the

Mayor Becker, U.S. Forest Service Oppose Land Deal for Proposed Ski Lift

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker testified this morning before a congressional subcommittee against a proposal to sell a parcel of national

CityViews 11/29/11: Details of a Ski Link

  Segment 1: The concept of building a tram linking a ski resort in Park City with one in Big Cottonwood Canyon

GOP Congressional Delegation Backs Bill for Canyons, Solitude Connection

Canyons Resort has turned to Utah’s Congressional delegation for support on a proposed gondola connection between Canyons and Solitude Mountain Resort, and

Herbert: Southern Utah Pipeline Shouldn’t Be Paid for by Entire State

While the Utah Legislature’s Water Issues Task Force recommended earmarking 15 percent of future sales tax growth to fund the controversial Lake

Expert Studies Links Between Energy Sources, Air Pollution

If you want to know more about where the pollution you see hanging over the Wasatch Front every winter comes from and

Lawmakers OK Earmark for Lake Powell Pipeline

State lawmakers on the Water Issues Task Force voted Monday to recommend a 15 percent earmark on future sales tax growth to

Division of Water Quality Looks for Red Butte Restoration Proposals

The Utah Division of Water Quality is looking for ideas on how to enhance Red Butte Creek and nearby waters, now that

SLC Reaches for Goal of Zero Waste

Salt Lake City is taking its sustainability efforts a step further with a proposed “Zero Waste” resolution before the city council. It

BLM Releases Report on Controversial Strip Mine Expansion

The Bureau of Land Management is taking public comments on a proposed coal strip mine expansion outside of Bryce Canyon National Park.

World Population Soars Past 7 Billion

The world’s population has officially soared beyond the 7 billion mark, and many people are talking about what that means for the

Get Ready for Snow in Salt Lake

Tomorrow is expected to mark the first day of snow for Northern Utah. A strong cold front is dropping in from Idaho

Politics Up Close: Rocky Anderson Wants to Form New Party

Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson pulls no punches when giving his thoughts on the state of the Democratic Party, describing

Will Legislature Address Air Quality on State Level?

Idling your car in Salt Lake City could soon cost you a hefty fine. In a unanimous vote this week, the Salt

Two Utah Projects Highlighted in Federal Recreation, Conservation Initiative

Completion of the Jordan River Parkway and environmental education programs at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge have been highlighted by the U.S.

2012 Federal Farm Bill Forum at the Main City Library

In honor of National Food Day, KCPW broadcast a forum on the 2012 Federal Farm Bill on Monday, October 24 live from

State Expands Renewable Energy Rebate

The Utah Office of Energy Development has made more funds available for its Renewable Energy Rebate Program as a result of its

CityViews 10/19/11: Do Idling Bans Work?

Segment 1: Few argue with the facts that idling your car wastes gas/money and pollutes the air, but should it be against

Conservationists Slam Attempt to Overturn New Uranium Claim Moratorium

Conservation groups are slamming an attempt by Utah and Arizona lawmakers to overturn the Interior Department’s moratorium on new uranium mining claims

Lawmakers Want to Overturn Moratorium on Uranium Mining Claims in Arizona Strip

Republican Utah lawmakers are teaming up with Arizona’s congressional delegation to try to overturn the Interior Department’s moratorium on new uranium mining

CityViews 10/4/11: Great Salt Lake

Segment 1: Quick, what first comes to mind when you hear the words Great Salt Lake? Smelly? Briny? Empty? A Weber State

CityViews 9/29/11: Connecting the Canyons?

Segment 1: A proposal to build a tram connecting The Canyons Ski Resort in Park City and Solitude Mountain Resort in Big