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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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With the future of coal-fired power plants in jeopardy due to an increased emphasis on carbon free emissions, a Utah energy cooperative is looking to the future for a stable baseload supply of power. A solution...
Native American supporters of a Bears Ears National Monument say the sacred lands should be protected for cultural resources and sacred rituals. Will a designation do that? Federal land agencies have a spotty r...
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell touted President Barack Obama's track record of designating national monuments to recognize the untold stories of minority populations. Native American tribes are pushing for the...
The state of Utah's fight against the federal government over control of certain federal lands within its borders is inching forward, with work underway to create a draft of a lawsuit detailing what proponents ...
Supporters of a planned $17 million stadium at the Utah State Fairpark want Gov. Gary Herbert to call a special session in July to approve $10 million for a proposal that includes a $3 million pledge of support...
The legislative director for Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, told a committee of Utah lawmakers that the push to create Bears Ears National Monument is "dishonest" and "disingenuous" because environmental groups want ...
About two-thirds of Utah's drinking water is used for landscaping, gardening and farming. The state is continuing to battle the effects of a long-term drought, so how is a property owner to know how much water ...
Ten environmental activists were arrested near the U.S. Oil Sands operation in Uintah County after a weekend camping trip they organized in protest of what will be the country's first commercial tar sands extra...
Portions of the San Juan River impacted by the 2015 Gold King Mine spill and algae blooms at Utah Lake landed the two waterways on the state's list of impaired bodies of water. More than half of Utah's lakes d...
Just shy of a year ago, a community-driven effort produced a stunning memorial to Carbon County miners killed in accidents since the late 1800s. On Saturday, it was Emery County's turn to recognize 124 fallen m...