EPA http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ EPA en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:01 MDT Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:32:54 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Navajo Generating Station, West's largest coal-fired plant, on track to close http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657499/Navajo-Generating-Station-Wests-largest-coal-fired-plant-on-track-to-close.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657499/Navajo-Generating-Station-Wests-largest-coal-fired-plant-on-track-to-close.html The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and is on track to cease operations... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:49:16 MDT Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kim Kardashian game http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657157/Oops-EPA-goes-off-topic-tweets-about-Kim-Kardashian-game.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657157/Oops-EPA-goes-off-topic-tweets-about-Kim-Kardashian-game.html The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:07:40 MDT EPA proposes to block Alaska mine over salmon risk http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656957/EPA-proposes-to-block-Alaska-mine-over-salmon-risk.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656957/EPA-proposes-to-block-Alaska-mine-over-salmon-risk.html The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it is proposing restrictions that would essentially block development of... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:50:37 MDT Bill reintroduced to give Utah Division of Air Quality more 'flexibility' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607043/Bill-reintroduced-to-give-Utah-Division-of-Air-Quality-more-flexibility.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607043/Bill-reintroduced-to-give-Utah-Division-of-Air-Quality-more-flexibility.html A bill was reintroduced Wednesday that would give the Utah Division of Air Quality more flexibility in forming strategies to... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:06:04 MDT California hearing set on tough oil refinery rules http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656837/California-hearing-set-on-tough-oil-refinery-rules.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656837/California-hearing-set-on-tough-oil-refinery-rules.html The Environmental Protection Agency is coming to one of the nation's largest petroleum-producing areas to hold public... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:41:59 MDT House GOP slashes IRS tax enforcement budget by $1.2 billion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656774/House-GOP-slashes-IRS-tax-enforcement-budget-by-12-billion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656774/House-GOP-slashes-IRS-tax-enforcement-budget-by-12-billion.html The GOP-controlled House has slashed the budget for the Internal Revenue Service's tax enforcement division by $1.2 billion,... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:58:53 MDT My view: Climate predictions — Doomsday pollution cuts http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606183/Climate-predictions-2-Doomsday-pollution-cuts.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606183/Climate-predictions-2-Doomsday-pollution-cuts.html When it comes to programs that promise to clean our air, there’s one thing you can count on: Every time safeguards are... Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:26:33 MDT Ivory Homes hit with EPA fine for alleged stormwater pollution http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605783/Ivory-Homes-hit-with-EPA-fine-for-alleged-stormwater-pollution.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605783/Ivory-Homes-hit-with-EPA-fine-for-alleged-stormwater-pollution.html Stormwater pollution problems at Ivory Homes' construction sites in Utah led to an EPA investigation and a settlement... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:00:00 MDT Nebo School District recognized for energy-efficient buildings http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605695/Nebo-School-District-recognized-for-energy-efficient-buildings.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605695/Nebo-School-District-recognized-for-energy-efficient-buildings.html Nebo School District has received notification that 39 of its buildings have earned the EPA’s ENERGY STAR... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:30:00 MDT In our opinion: Supreme Court curtails more ambitious aspects of EPA's greenhouse gas regulations http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605657/Supreme-Court-curtails-more-ambitious-aspects-of-EPAs-greenhouse-gas-regulations.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605657/Supreme-Court-curtails-more-ambitious-aspects-of-EPAs-greenhouse-gas-regulations.html Both sides are claiming victory in the Supreme Court’s decision Monday on the Environmental Protection Agency's... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 MDT Supreme Court justices limit existing EPA global warming rules http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655641/Supreme-Court-justices-limit-existing-EPA-global-warming-rules.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655641/Supreme-Court-justices-limit-existing-EPA-global-warming-rules.html The Supreme Court on Monday placed limits on the sole Obama administration program already in place to deal with power plant... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:48:30 MDT Letter: REMI and carbon http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605617/REMI-and-carbon.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605617/REMI-and-carbon.html Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:00:00 MDT EPA guidelines: wrong solution to a non-problem http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605415/EPA-guidelines-wrong-solution-to-a-non-problem.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605415/EPA-guidelines-wrong-solution-to-a-non-problem.html The legalist political faction has bafflingly adopted global warming as its shibboleth of shibboleths. It offensively... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 MDT Wyoming, top coal state, studying EPA's proposed CO2 rules http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655348/Wyoming-top-coal-state-studying-EPAs-proposed-CO2-rules.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655348/Wyoming-top-coal-state-studying-EPAs-proposed-CO2-rules.html The federal government is now taking comments on proposed rules to cut carbon-dioxide emissions but Wyoming officials aren't... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:28:41 MDT Governors from oil-and-gas rich states: EPA carbon dioxide rules job killer http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655159/Governors-from-oil-and-gas-rich-states-EPA-carbon-dioxide-rules-job-killer.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655159/Governors-from-oil-and-gas-rich-states-EPA-carbon-dioxide-rules-job-killer.html Republican governors from oil-and-gas rich states said Monday that new federal rules designed to cut global warming pollution... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:09:06 MDT Shaky stats from both sides in Obama's power plant rules debate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655115/Shaky-stats-from-both-sides-in-Obamas-power-plant-rules-debate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655115/Shaky-stats-from-both-sides-in-Obamas-power-plant-rules-debate.html President Barack Obama's new pollution limits for power plants have set off an avalanche of information about what the rules... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:04:42 MDT EPA promotes global warming proposal to Western governors http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654803/EPA-promotes-global-warming-proposal-to-Western-governors.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654803/EPA-promotes-global-warming-proposal-to-Western-governors.html The head of the Environmental Protection Agency promoted proposed clean power plant rules to Western governors Tuesday,... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:04:58 MDT Robert J. Samuelson: Obama’s climate plan: exaggeration and rhetoric vs. real impacts http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604841/Obama7s-climate-plan-exaggeration-and-rhetoric-vs-real-impacts.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604841/Obama7s-climate-plan-exaggeration-and-rhetoric-vs-real-impacts.html Both Barack Obama and his harshest critics — business groups and Republicans — have a shared interest in... Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:21:30 MDT Obama's plan means Utah's energy bills will rise http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604430/Obamas-plan-means-Utahs-energy-bills-will-rise.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604430/Obamas-plan-means-Utahs-energy-bills-will-rise.html Today, coal is even less politically correct than the high fructose corn syrup in that big drink you like to buy — the... Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:54:42 MDT In our opinion: In seeking carbon reductions, Obama administration barrels ahead without compromise http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604427/In-seeking-carbon-reductions-Obama-administration-barrels-ahead-without-compromise.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604427/In-seeking-carbon-reductions-Obama-administration-barrels-ahead-without-compromise.html The sweeping new regulations take aim at energy produced from burning coal, which creates more carbon pollution than other... Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:00:00 MDT Power plant plan further clouds coal's future http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654421/Power-plant-plan-further-clouds-coals-future.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654421/Power-plant-plan-further-clouds-coals-future.html President Barack Obama's ambitious plan to reduce the gases blamed for global warming from the nation's power plants gives... Tue, 03 Jun 2014 08:42:23 MDT Join the discussion: What will Obama's new EPA measures do to the economy? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604353/Join-the-discussion-What-will-Obamas-new-EPA-measures-do-to-the-economy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604353/Join-the-discussion-What-will-Obamas-new-EPA-measures-do-to-the-economy.html The EPA recently announced planned regulations for a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 2030.... Tue, 03 Jun 2014 08:00:00 MDT New EPA regulations on carbon 'pure fantasy,' Utah congressman says http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604377/New-EPA-regulations-on-carbon-pure-fantasy-Utah-congressman-says.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604377/New-EPA-regulations-on-carbon-pure-fantasy-Utah-congressman-says.html A new proposal from the Obama administration to cut carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants won cautious praise from... Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:45:00 MDT Obama says power plant rule will shrink power prices; critics warn of energy crisis http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654359/Obama-says-power-plant-rule-will-shrink-power-prices-critics-warn-of-energy-crisis.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654359/Obama-says-power-plant-rule-will-shrink-power-prices-critics-warn-of-energy-crisis.html In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed... Mon, 02 Jun 2014 14:46:30 MDT EPA seeks to cut power plant carbon by 30 percent http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654332/EPA-seeks-to-cut-power-plant-carbon-by-30-percent.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654332/EPA-seeks-to-cut-power-plant-carbon-by-30-percent.html The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday will roll out a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30... Mon, 02 Jun 2014 14:32:58 MDT Obama administration to unveil power plant emissions limits soon; move worries Democrats http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765653210/Obama-administration-to-unveil-power-plant-emissions-limits-soon-move-worries-Democrats.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765653210/Obama-administration-to-unveil-power-plant-emissions-limits-soon-move-worries-Democrats.html Within weeks, President Barack Obama's administration is set to unveil unprecedented emissions limits on power plants across... Wed, 07 May 2014 16:14:03 MDT Investigator: Office run by Obama's political staff in EPA is blocking investigations http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765653196/Investigator-Office-run-by-Obamas-political-staff-in-EPA-is-blocking-investigations.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765653196/Investigator-Office-run-by-Obamas-political-staff-in-EPA-is-blocking-investigations.html An office run by President Barack Obama's political staff inside the EPA has blocked investigations by the independent... Wed, 07 May 2014 12:05:56 MDT EPA to gauge safety of inhaling WVa spill chemical http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652902/EPA-to-gauge-safety-of-inhaling-WVa-spill-chemical.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652902/EPA-to-gauge-safety-of-inhaling-WVa-spill-chemical.html More than 100 days after a chemical spill into 300,000 West Virginians' water source, federal officials are trying to... Thu, 01 May 2014 07:35:46 MDT Supreme Court revives EPA rule on cross-state pollution http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652805/Supreme-Court-revives-EPA-rule-on-cross-state-pollution.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652805/Supreme-Court-revives-EPA-rule-on-cross-state-pollution.html The Supreme Court on Tuesday handed the Obama administration an important victory in its effort to reduce power plant... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:27:40 MDT Challenge to Chesapeake cleanup tests EPA power http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652750/Challenge-to-Chesapeake-cleanup-tests-EPA-power.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652750/Challenge-to-Chesapeake-cleanup-tests-EPA-power.html Maryland is joining three other jurisdictions in supporting the Obama administration's plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 06:49:08 MDT Letter: A carbon tax http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601925/A-carbon-tax.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601925/A-carbon-tax.html Mon, 28 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT Study: Fuels from corn waste worse than gasoline for global warming in short term http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652274/Study-Fuels-from-corn-waste-worse-than-gasoline-for-global-warming-in-short-term.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652274/Study-Fuels-from-corn-waste-worse-than-gasoline-for-global-warming-in-short-term.html Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:57:22 MDT Less energy use, better cars help drive decreases in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601067/Less-energy-use-better-cars-help-drive-decreases-in-US-greenhouse-gas-emissions.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601067/Less-energy-use-better-cars-help-drive-decreases-in-US-greenhouse-gas-emissions.html Americans are spending less time on the road and in more fuel-efficient cars, helping to drive an annual decrease in the... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:35:00 MDT Heitkamp finds identity as Obama energy critic http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651849/Heitkamp-finds-identity-as-Obama-energy-critic.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651849/Heitkamp-finds-identity-as-Obama-energy-critic.html President Barack Obama's energy policies lack "consistency." His rhetoric may be all-of-the-above but that is "not what we see." Sun, 13 Apr 2014 09:35:54 MDT Letter: The EPA and water concerns http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599778/The-EPA-and-water-concerns.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599778/The-EPA-and-water-concerns.html Sun, 30 Mar 2014 00:00:00 MDT Dan Liljenquist: Only Congress can rein in overly aggressive EPA http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599587/Only-Congress-can-rein-in-overly-aggressive-EPA.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599587/Only-Congress-can-rein-in-overly-aggressive-EPA.html Over the years, ignoring or twisting plain legislative language, the EPA has persistently, audaciously extended its... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00 MDT Murray Energy sues EPA over 'war on coal' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599384/Murray-Energy-sues-EPA-over-war-on-coal.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599384/Murray-Energy-sues-EPA-over-war-on-coal.html The owner of a Utah coal mine where nine workers died as the result of a cave-in seven years ago filed a federal lawsuit... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:10:00 MDT EPA threatening Wyoming man with $75K per day fine over homemade pond http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599196/EPA-threatening-Wyoming-man-with-75K-per-day-fine-over-homemade-pond.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599196/EPA-threatening-Wyoming-man-with-75K-per-day-fine-over-homemade-pond.html It was a dream come true several years ago when Andy Johnson built a pond on his property in Fort Bridger, Wyo., to stock... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:45:00 MDT In our opinion: Wins and losses in the 2014 legislative session http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598670/Wins-and-losses-in-the-2014-legislative-session.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598670/Wins-and-losses-in-the-2014-legislative-session.html The 2014 session of the Utah Legislature may be remembered most for what lawmakers didn’t do. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 00:00:00 MDT Erosion, pollution: The secret environmental cost of the United States' ethanol policy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641544/Erosion-pollution-The-secret-environmental-cost-of-the-United-States-ethanol-policy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641544/Erosion-pollution-The-secret-environmental-cost-of-the-United-States-ethanol-policy.html The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America's push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:29:23 MST Pro: Renewable Fuel Standard benefits motorists, air quality and the farm economy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589462/Pro-Renewable-Fuel-Standard-benefits-motorists-air-quality-and-the-farm-economy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589462/Pro-Renewable-Fuel-Standard-benefits-motorists-air-quality-and-the-farm-economy.html The criticism of biofuel isn’t justified. We should look at Brazil as an example where all of their fuel is a blend... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 00:00:00 MDT Utah's largest oil producer to pay $600,000 fine for EPA violation http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589404/Utahs-largest-oil-producer-to-pay-600000-fine-for-EPA-violation.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589404/Utahs-largest-oil-producer-to-pay-600000-fine-for-EPA-violation.html Newfield Exploration Co., the largest producer of crude oil in Utah, has agreed to pay a $600,000 fine for violating federal... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:08:22 MDT Renewable Fuel Standard benefits motorists, air quality and the farm economy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640679/Renewable-Fuel-Standard-benefits-motorists-air-quality-and-the-farm-economy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640679/Renewable-Fuel-Standard-benefits-motorists-air-quality-and-the-farm-economy.html When Congress expanded the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2007, it did so with three important policy objectives in mind. Sun, 27 Oct 2013 00:00:00 MDT My view: Wood burning pollutes more than cars http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588859/Wood-burning-pollutes-more-than-cars.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588859/Wood-burning-pollutes-more-than-cars.html Wood smoke is just as dangerous and should be just as unacceptable as community-wide secondhand cigarette smoke. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 00:00:00 MDT Letters: Conservative history http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588860/Conservative-history.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588860/Conservative-history.html Guess who the most ultra-conservative politicians in this nation’s history were? Hint: they aren’t Mike Lee and... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 00:00:00 MDT High court will review EPA global warming rules http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765639962/High-court-will-review-EPA-global-warming-rules.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765639962/High-court-will-review-EPA-global-warming-rules.html The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether to block key aspects of the Obama administration's plan aimed at cutting... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:45:11 MDT In our opinion: Variable tolls would help clean the air http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587606/Variable-tolls-would-help-clean-the-air.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587606/Variable-tolls-would-help-clean-the-air.html State officials have a plan they say will reduce harmful fine particulates along the Wasatch Front. But they are missing an... Sat, 05 Oct 2013 00:00:00 MDT Advocates: Clean air on trial in Kennecott permit challenge http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587035/Advocates-Clean-air-on-trial-in-Kennecott-permit-challenge.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587035/Advocates-Clean-air-on-trial-in-Kennecott-permit-challenge.html Did Rio Tinto's Kennecott violate provisions of the Clean Air Act when it received state approval to expands its operations... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:08:41 MDT EPA to 'effectively shut down' without budget deal http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765638327/EPA-to-effectively-shut-down-without-budget-deal.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765638327/EPA-to-effectively-shut-down-without-budget-deal.html The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says the agency will "effectively shut down" unless Congress approves stopgap... Mon, 23 Sep 2013 10:08:06 MDT