Brian Moench 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 Earth Day Demonstration at Governor's Mansion http://kuer.org/post/earth-day-demonstration-governors-mansion <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Utah Governor Gary Herbert is out of the country right now on a trade mission in Israel.&nbsp; But that didn’t stop environmentalists from holding an Earth Day rally right in front of the Governor’s Mansion on South Temple.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As traffic whizzed by on one of Salt Lake City’s busiest streets, demonstrators wrote their messages of protest on blue ribbons.&nbsp; They had to tie them to a volleyball net because they weren’t allowed to put them on the governor’s wrought-iron fence.</span></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:20:53 +0000 Dan Bammes 28182 at http://kuer.org Earth Day Demonstration at Governor's Mansion