Amy Joi O'Donoghue
Amy Joi O'Donoghue is the environmental reporter the Deseret News, specializing in coverage of issues that affect land, air, water and energy development. She has worked here since 1998 and has been an assistant city editor and reported on the governorís office, health and human services and criminal justice issues. In Ogden, she worked at the Standard-Examiner for 15 years as a reporter and editor. A native of Ogden, Amy Joi started writing while still in grade school and went on to attend Weber State University as an honors student in political science and communications. She has won multiple awards over her career and would like to go onto graduate school.

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A federal program is working in partnership with counties and communities to help prevent the devastating impacts from floods, fires and wind. In Sanpete County, the Natural Resources Conservation Service compl...
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Authorities believe a rock slide damaged an oil well pipeline, sending at least five barrels of oil into a wash that drains into the San Juan River. The leak in the Montezuma Creek area was discovered on Thursd...
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An environmental analysis on a network of 25 miles of natural gas gathering lines near Moab is up for public review. Federal land managers are considering a proposal by Fidelity Exploration as part of an overal...
A new round of funding bolstered by money from the Utah Legislature is helping businesses, schools and individuals do what they can to curtail emissions and help clear the Wasatch Front of harmful pollutants. D...
"Keep our Public Lands in Public Hands," was the title of a teleconference Thursday by the National Wildlife Federation blasting the effort to put federal lands into state or private control. They say it turns ...
The Bureau of Land Management in Utah is offering up to $500 for information leading to the arrest of vandals who spray-painted more than a dozen targets near Native American rock art at Lake Mountain in Utah C...
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking for states, industry, Native American tribes and other groups involved in protecting the greater sage grouse and its habitat to detail what has been done. A decision...
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