Environment Archive

The legacy of the Legacy Parkway, where a ban on heavy trucks is set to expire

Right now, you can’t drive a heavy truck, like a diesel semi, on the Legacy Parkway in Davis County. But the prohibition

House passes resolution on maintaining Great Salt Lake water levels

(KCPW News) [AUDIO AFTER BREAK] If the Great Salt Lake dries up much more than it already has, the consequences could be

Lessons from the inland port experience of Elwood, Illinois

A recent article in The New Republic recounts the story of the development of North America’s largest inland port. The small town

House bill would alter decision-making process for radioactive waste

(KCPW News) A House committee advanced a proposal to change the way decisions are made about radioactive waste disposal in Utah. KCPW’s

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