11:03 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Three Bills Aimed at Improving Air Quality Pass Legislature

Protesters gather at the Capitol earlier this year to express concern over the state's poor air quality.
Andrea Smardon

When the 2013 Utah Legislative session ended at midnight on Thursday, lawmakers had passed three bills aimed at improving air quality, but let four other bills expire without consideration. 

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9:40 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Two Air Quality Bills Moving Through Legislature

With the last week of the Legislative session underway, lawmakers approved two bills in the Senate and House yesterday geared toward improving the region’s air quality.  

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Environment & Public Lands
4:49 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Governor Supports Bill Calling for a Move to CNG Fleets

Governor Gary Herbert speaks to legislators and members of the media aboard a crowded school bus powered by CNG
Brian Grimmett

Governor Gary Herbert along with legislators and government leaders are putting their support behind a bill that would help local and state agencies expand their fleets of Compressed Natural Gas vehicles.

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5:28 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Utah House Approves Tax Incentives for Clean Fuel Vehicles

The Utah House passed a bill today that would provide tax credits to those who purchase clean fuel vehicles over the next five years. 

Republican Representative Jack Draxler’s bill, HB 96, would change the current tax incentive program by eliminating credits for gasoline and propane vehicles.  The Logan lawmaker hopes his legislation would motivate people to buy cars and trucks that produce minimal or zero emissions.

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