Department of Environmental Quality http://kuer.org en Emergency Crews Near Green River Stop Well Leak http://kuer.org/post/emergency-crews-near-green-river-stop-well-leak <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Local, state and federal emergency officials have plugged an oil well spill near Green River after the well gushed out of control for more than a day.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 00:15:21 +0000 Judy Fahys 46728 at http://kuer.org Emergency Crews Near Green River Stop Well Leak Utah DEQ Releases 2013 Annual Report http://kuer.org/post/utah-deq-releases-2013-annual-report <p>The Utah Department of Environmental Quality released its <a href="http://www.deq.utah.gov/envrpt/index.htm" target="_blank">2013 annual report</a> today.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The report highlights some of the </span>DEQ’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> main accomplishments and success stories from the past year. &nbsp;</span>DEQ<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Communication Director Donna Spangler says one of the most important was finalizing the state’s air quality plan.</span></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:10:45 +0000 Brian Grimmett 40950 at http://kuer.org Utah DEQ Releases 2013 Annual Report Utah DEQ Ready For New EPA Chief http://kuer.org/post/utah-deq-ready-new-epa-chief <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The head of Utah’s Department of Environmental Quality says she’s had a good experience working with the person picked to head the federal Environmental Protection Agency.&nbsp; Gina McCarthy was head of E-P-A’s air quality division until President Obama tapped her for the top job this week.</span></p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 20:35:59 +0000 Dan Bammes 25988 at http://kuer.org Utah DEQ Ready For New EPA Chief Cache County Looking for Alternatives to Vehicle Emissions Testing http://kuer.org/post/cache-county-looking-alternatives-vehicle-emissions-testing <p>Governor Gary Herbert will meet with Cache County officials Wednesday in Logan to talk about air quality.&nbsp; County officials requested the meeting with the Governor to express their concerns about state plans to expand vehicle emissions testing.&nbsp;</p><p>Cache County Executive Lynn Lemon says the majority of the people in his region do not want emissions testing on vehicles.&nbsp; That’s why the County Council voted against it.&nbsp; Lemon says the state should not impose this policy against the will of the county.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 00:01:01 +0000 Andrea Smardon 19119 at http://kuer.org Cache County Looking for Alternatives to Vehicle Emissions Testing