Environment Archive

The future of this year’s ballot initiatives, Utah County voting woes, and more

The dust is settling after the 2018 midterm elections. What does the future hold for the citizen ballot initiatives that passed? Plus,

Resolution to Exempt Utah from the Antiquities Act Nears Passage at Legislature

(KCPW News) Following an intense public hearing on Monday evening, members of a Senate committee advanced a resolution asking Washington to exempt

Lawmakers Discard Plastic Bag Fee Proposal

(KCPW News) Lawmakers on Friday rejected a proposal to add a ten cent fee to disposable grocery bags in Utah. At the

Dark Skies Walk Brings Attention to Light Pollution in Salt Lake City

-Audio below- (KCPW News) Despite clearing clouds after a stormy week, participants on a dark skies walk in Downtown Salt Lake City

ABU Legislative Update: Appropriations to Public Lands Lobbyists, Judicial Diversity, Good Landlords

Chase Thomas from Alliance for a Better Utah joins KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about funding requests at the legislature related to

Outdoor Company Executives Deliver Public Lands Ultimatum to Utah Governor

(KCPW News) Executives with more than 30 outdoor recreation companies have signed a letter calling on Utah Governor Gary Herbert to defend

ABU Update – Reviewing the 2016 Utah Legislative Session

The final gavel fell on the 2016 Utah State Legislative Session late last night. On today’s Better Utah Legislative Update we feature

Funding Measure for Water Pipelines Advances to Final Vote

A proposal that could ultimately end up funding large water infrastructure projects like the Lake Powell and Bear River pipelines advanced out

ABU Update: Big Water Projects Advance as Air Quality Initiatives Stall

A measure that environmentalists say is designed to fund the Lake Powell and Bear River pipelines is awaiting consideration in committee. Meanwhile,

Bill Would Allow ‘Segmentation’ of Utah’s Scenic Byways

(KCPW News) A bill from the 2015 Utah State Legislative Session that could let landowners erect billboards on Utah’s Scenic Byways has