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Utah lawmaker’s exit, environmental worries and an off-road tussle

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Gene Davis, D-Salt Lake City, during a special session at the State Captiol in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

The Environmental Protection Agency looks into the operations of a Sandy medical device maker after new data shows that its use of ethylene oxide gas can pose a cancer risk to neighbors. Embattled state Sen. Gene Davis announces he’ll retire early after an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations. And yet another battle over off-road vehicles looms as the Bureau of Land Management considers rule changes at Gemini Bridges outside of Moab.

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