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The Environmental Protection Agency’s Scott Pruitt may have resigned but the controversies continue. A recently disclosed collection of emails between the EPA, an oil and gas lobbyist and at least one elected official in Utah are causing concern.

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What we know about air pollution and health has roots in the mountain valleys of Utah. Winter smog episodes here are legendary.

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The Utah Division of Air Quality is interviewing for a new staff position —  a compliance officer based in the Uintah Basin.

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The nation’s top environmental regulator stopped in Utah Tuesday to talk about clean water. He heard ideas from state officials and industry about revamping a controversial regulation.

Two cement-company partners and their businesses are accused of illegally dumping building waste in wetlands near the Jordan River.

Wastewater from Colorado Mine Heads Toward Utah

Aug 7, 2015
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About three* million gallons of wastewater laden with heavy metals is making its way towards the San Juan River in southeast Utah. The wastewater was accidentally released by the US Environmental Protection Agency from an abandoned Colorado mine. Utah officials don’t know exactly when it will arrive or what damage it may cause, but they’re warning people to take precautions.

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Supporters and critics of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan have only begun to size up what the new carbon-pollution controls might mean in Utah, and their first impressions differ.

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US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy used an appearance in Salt Lake City Friday to advocate for the Obama Administration’s proposed clean power plan.

The US House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday which could change the makeup of the board that oversees the Environmental Protection Agency. The legislation sponsored by Utah Congressman Chris Stewart opens up the possibility for more industry representatives to participate.

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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.