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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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A new report by the Utah Foundation looks at twin philosophies regarding water in the state, whether the Beehive State is going dry or whether water is not priced aggressively enough to merit better conservatio...
An ATV ride in May over protest of trail closures in Recapture Canyon led to criminal charges lodged against San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman. Lawmakers also railed against federal overreach in rural Uta...
An anonymous whistleblower interviewed on EnviroNews claims radioactive material was illegally incinerated at Stericycle's North Salt Lake plant. The allegation renews calls by critics for the plant to shut dow...
A consortium of environmental groups are challenging a district court judge's ruling upholding Utah's decision to allow more than 50,000 acre-feet of water to be diverted for use in a planned nuclear power plan...
A joint report to the Utah Water Development Commission described challenges faced by one of the state's most precious resources — from guarding against groundwater depletion, maintaining clean drinking ...
More than two dozen parcels in eastern Utah up for potential oil and gas development are being officially protested by the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and other environmental groups that claim they jeopar...
One man was killed in Carbon County early Tuesday in what company officials are calling a mining accident involving an operator whose oversight of a Utah mine spawned industry-wide reforms.
A showdown between Western states and the federal government is brewing over a proposal by the U.S. Forest Service to consider groundwater resources when it issues certain permits. Critics say it could affect s...
A round of federal funding aimed at bolstering protections for key wetlands, prairie and Western ranges delivers $4.4 million to Utah from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The bulk of that money, $2.6 millio...
A Utah County-based environmental stewardship organization says cities like Lehi, Lindon and Eagle Mountain are starting to adopt more earth-friendly policies that curb air pollution, preserve open space and em...