EPA http://kuer.org en EPA Official Helps Salt Lake City Launch Energy Initiative http://kuer.org/post/epa-official-helps-salt-lake-city-launch-energy-initiative <p></p><p>The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection agency joined Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker at the downtown Library today to challenge local businesses and institutions to save money and reduce pollution by consuming less energy.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 23:36:30 +0000 Whittney Evans 46667 at http://kuer.org EPA Official Helps Salt Lake City Launch Energy Initiative New EPA Rules Boost the Cost of Power from Coal http://kuer.org/post/new-epa-rules-boost-cost-power-coal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The U.S. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:55:41 +0000 Dan Bammes 35848 at http://kuer.org New EPA Rules Boost the Cost of Power from Coal DAQ to Release Draft Air Plan September 11th http://kuer.org/post/daq-release-draft-air-plan-september-11th <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The state of Utah missed a deadline last December for submitting a plan to federal authorities to reduce air pollution on the Wasatch Front.&nbsp; But the public will get a look at a new draft plan in a couple of weeks.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 18:04:02 +0000 Dan Bammes 34538 at http://kuer.org DAQ to Release Draft Air Plan September 11th Rowland Hall Breaks Ground for Athletic Fields http://kuer.org/post/rowland-hall-breaks-ground-athletic-fields <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A crowd cheered Wednesday as volunteer </span>Rin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Harris started up a bulldozer to break ground for new athletic fields for <a href="http://www.rowlandhall.org/page.cfm?p=1">Rowland Hall - St. Thu, 30 May 2013 16:29:43 +0000 Dan Bammes 30100 at http://kuer.org Rowland Hall Breaks Ground for Athletic Fields Herbert Asks Public to Take Responsibility for Clean Air http://kuer.org/post/herbert-asks-public-take-responsibility-clean-air <p>Governor Gary Herbert demonstrated three simple things Utahns can do to help lower harmful emissions as he kicked off Clean Air Month at a house across the street from the State Capitol today.</p><p>Governor Herbert says Utahns aren’t always aware of the simple ways we can help clean up the air but gave these three tips while declaring May Clean Air Month. One could update older fuel storage containers, use paints with low amounts of volatile organic compounds, and replace gas powered yard equipment with cleaner alternatives.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 22:02:16 +0000 Brian Grimmett 28711 at http://kuer.org Herbert Asks Public to Take Responsibility for Clean Air Will Utah Weigh in on EPA’s New Cleaner Fuels and Cars Standards? http://kuer.org/post/will-utah-weigh-epa-s-new-cleaner-fuels-and-cars-standards <p></p><p>The federal Environmental Protection Agency is now taking public comment on <a href="http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/bd4379a92ceceeac8525735900400c27/eb163eb6d4c6c53585257b3d004cb646!OpenDocument">proposed new cleaner fuels and cars standards</a>.&nbsp;Known as Tier 3 of the Clean Air Act Amendments, they’re designed to improve air quality and public health by reducing the sulfur content of gasoline and making cars more efficient.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 04:18:47 +0000 Andrea Smardon 28201 at http://kuer.org Will Utah Weigh in on EPA’s New Cleaner Fuels and Cars Standards? 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 Local Clean Air Advocates Challenge EPA http://kuer.org/post/local-clean-air-advocates-challenge-epa <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Clean air advocates filed a legal challenge last week against the US Environmental Protection Agency, claiming a new policy allows some coal-fired power plants to continue releasing haze-causing pollutants in Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming.&nbsp; Environmental organization HEAL Utah was one of the groups who filed the challenge with the US Court of Appeals for the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">10</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Circuit in Denver.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:49:50 +0000 Andrea Smardon 24176 at http://kuer.org Local Clean Air Advocates Challenge EPA Utah Facing Tough New Air Quality Regulations http://kuer.org/post/utah-facing-tough-new-air-quality-regulations <p></p><p>The Utah Air Quality Board will meet tomorrow to look at a new set of state regulations aimed at cleaning up winter air pollution.&nbsp; The new rules would impose stricter standards in Cache County as well as the Wasatch Front. &nbsp;The new plan has to meet standards set by the U-S Environmental Protection Agency, with federal highway funding at risk if it fails.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 16:08:13 +0000 Whittney Evans & Dan Bammes 21873 at http://kuer.org Utah Facing Tough New Air Quality Regulations