clean air http://kuer.org en Provocative Clean-Air Advocate Boosts Utah Debate http://kuer.org/post/provocative-clean-air-advocate-boosts-utah-debate <p></p><p></p><p>For years, Utah’s air pollution problem was virtually ignored by policy makers -- even when the air was foul for weeks at a time. But a growing activist movement has made the issue a top priority for a majority of Utahns, thanks in large part to Moench.</p><p>He stood on the State Capitol steps last January in front of thousands of people. Winter smog surrounded them.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Judy Fahys 46000 at http://kuer.org Provocative Clean-Air Advocate Boosts Utah Debate Utah-Mexico Trade Mission Aims for More Business, Less Smog http://kuer.org/post/utah-mexico-trade-mission-aims-more-business-less-smog <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Utah companies want to do business with Mexico, and more than three dozen of them are joining Governor Gary Herbert on <a href="http://business.utah.gov/trade-missions/mexico/" target="_blank">a trade mission</a> next week to swap ideas about improving commerce and quality of life.</p><p>Utah exports about $500 million to Mexico every year. Speaking at the Governors Economic Development Summit in Salt Lake on Thursday, Herbert said he believes there’s room to grow.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 23:40:00 +0000 Judy Fahys 44376 at http://kuer.org Utah-Mexico Trade Mission Aims for More Business, Less Smog Air Quality Commands Lawmakers' Attention http://kuer.org/post/air-quality-commands-lawmakers-attention <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Salt Lake Valley was choking with winter pollution as the Legislature convened in January. Lawmakers were compelled to step up to the challenge to clear the air.</p><p>Thousands of Utahns rallied for air pollution solutions outside the state Capitol the weekend before lawmakers settled in. No one could remember another time that so many people came together to demand a stop to the smog. Sara Baldwin Auck is an advocate for Utah Clean Energy.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:06:14 +0000 Judy Fahys 43373 at http://kuer.org Air Quality Commands Lawmakers' Attention Quarter for Clean Air Bill Heads to Senate http://kuer.org/post/quarter-clean-air-bill-heads-senate <p></p><p>The Utah House passed a bill Friday to allow communities to raise local sales tax rates to pay for transit projects. Supporters say it would help clean up Utah’s air.</p><p>Utah’s clean air advocates like the Quarter for Clean Air bill. So do local communities that would like revenue to put more buses on the road and expand service hours. Justin Jones is communications director for the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. He says Utah’s business sees it as an important keep Utah growing wisely.</p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 01:01:15 +0000 Judy Fahys 43078 at http://kuer.org Quarter for Clean Air Bill Heads to Senate House Approves Tax Incentives For Alternative Fueled Vehicles http://kuer.org/post/house-approves-tax-incentives-alternative-fueled-vehicles <p>A bill that could make purchasing an alternative fuel vehicle, like an electric car, a little easier on the pocket book passed out of the Utah House Tuesday.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:51:29 +0000 Brian Grimmett 42645 at http://kuer.org House Approves Tax Incentives For Alternative Fueled Vehicles Bill Expanding Tax Credits for Electric Vehicles Moves Ahead http://kuer.org/post/bill-expanding-tax-credits-electric-vehicles-moves-ahead <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A bill that would provide a 25-hundred dollar tax credit to buyers of electric vehicles won approval in a Utah House committee yesterday.&nbsp; <a href="http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/static/HB0074.html">House Bill 74</a> makes the credit available for all-electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and plug-in hybrids like the Chevy Volt.&nbsp; Brooke Scott was one of a handful of citizens who testified in favor of the bill.</span></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:48:54 +0000 Dan Bammes 42084 at http://kuer.org Bill Expanding Tax Credits for Electric Vehicles Moves Ahead UCAIR Becomes a Private Non-Profit http://kuer.org/post/ucair-becomes-private-non-profit <p></p><p>State officials re-launched the Utah Clean Air Partnership or UCAIR today as a non-profit entity with a a new board of directors.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 23:03:12 +0000 Terry Gildea 30752 at http://kuer.org UCAIR Becomes a Private Non-Profit KUER News Pod: Friday March 1, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-friday-march-1-2013 <p>The Utah House looks at tax credits for clean fuel vehicles, Governor Herbert is against a bill eliminating the need for a concealed carry permit, and legislators join a coalition of groups from the private sector to promote workplace safety.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F81382074&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 19:09:47 +0000 Brian Grimmett 25762 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Friday March 1, 2013 UTA, UDOT, and Salt Lake City Kick Off the Year of the Bike http://kuer.org/post/uta-udot-and-salt-lake-city-kick-year-bike <p><salt a="" after="" county="" cyclists="" forward="" have="" lake="" launch="" look="" lot="" of="" official="" p="" s="" salt="" the="" to="" too="" year=""></salt></p><p>Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and a number of other regional and state leaders joined together to announce several new projects and events that will make riding a bike throughout the county easier and safer. Becker says they’ve received more positive feedback from their bike initiatives over the past few years than anything else and that this year it will only get better.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 22:02:13 +0000 Brian Grimmett 25419 at http://kuer.org UTA, UDOT, and Salt Lake City Kick Off the Year of the Bike