Environment Archive

New Forbes Ranking Not As Likely to Please Utah Leaders

State leaders celebrated last year when Forbes ranked Utah number one in the country for business. But they won’t be celebrating a

Fredd Krupp Delivers Nature of Things Keynote Lecture

Fred Krupp, President of the Environmental Defense Fund, delivered the keynote lecture of the 2011 Nature of Things series on March 2

Lawmakers Pass Bill To Limit Environmental Lawsuits Vs. State

A bill aimed at limiting environmental lawsuits against the state by requiring those filing suit to take out a kind of insurance

Proposed E-Waste Recycling Program Rejected

Electronics are the fastest growing waste stream in Utah, but a bill aimed at curbing this trend was shot down by lawmakers

Resolution Calls for Delisting Wolves

One Utah lawmaker is declaring war on wolves. Republican Senator Allen Christensen says the predators have been federally protected for too long,

Becker: We’ll be Skeptical, Vigilant on Pipeline

Salt Lake City and County leaders were taken by surprise when the federal government gave Chevron the green light to re-start its

Politics Up Close: Nuclear Power Plant in Utah?

Governor Gary Herbert is making a new push to bring a nuclear power plant to the state. Is that a good idea?

Some Want Free Public Transportation on Bad Air Days

Clean air advocates say Utahns should be able to use public transportation for free on days when the air quality is unhealthy,

Law Enforcement Takes New Approach at Parley’s Park

A long-term controversy is getting rigorous law enforcement attention beginning tomorrow. Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder says there’s a lot of

Herbert to Meet with BLM Leader

After venting his frustration over a new federal wilderness policy, Governor Gary Herbert will hold a public meeting with Bureau of Land