EPA http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ EPA en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:01 MST Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:26:34 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss My view: Utah needs legislation to clean up ‘smoggy day’ recesses http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620208/Utah-needs-legislation-to-clean-up-6smoggy-day7-recesses.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620208/Utah-needs-legislation-to-clean-up-6smoggy-day7-recesses.html This legislative session, clean air advocates and citizens mean to change this dangerous bit of Utah law, thereby returning... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 MST EPA inventory highlights 'toxic' releases; Utah is No. 2 spot in the nation http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620060/EPA-inventory-highlights-toxic-releases-Utah-is-No-2-spot-in-the-nation.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620060/EPA-inventory-highlights-toxic-releases-Utah-is-No-2-spot-in-the-nation.html A national inventory conducted by the EPA details the amount of toxic chemicals handled by companies in the manufacturing... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:55:00 MST Residents decry, praise proposed wood burning ban at Salt Lake hearing http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619724/Residents-decry-praise-proposed-wood-burning-ban-at-Salt-Lake-hearing.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619724/Residents-decry-praise-proposed-wood-burning-ban-at-Salt-Lake-hearing.html The second hearing on a proposed ban on residential wood burning in the areas where the state struggles with winter pollution... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 21:05:00 MST 5 things to know about Obama's next climate move: methane http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666320/5-things-to-know-about-Obamas-next-climate-move-methane.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666320/5-things-to-know-about-Obamas-next-climate-move-methane.html The Obama administration on Wednesday announced its latest move to combat global warming, this time trying to rein in... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:01:38 MST Is Utah ready for the nation's toughest wood-burning ban? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619343/Is-Utah-ready-for-the-nations-toughest-wood-burning-ban.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619343/Is-Utah-ready-for-the-nations-toughest-wood-burning-ban.html The Utah Air Quality Board has proposed the toughest regulation in the United States on wood burning, banning it altogether... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 18:05:00 MST 10 states say EPA tribal boundary ruling needs full review http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665777/10-states-say-EPA-tribal-boundary-ruling-needs-full-review.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665777/10-states-say-EPA-tribal-boundary-ruling-needs-full-review.html Ten other states are urging a federal court to review from scratch the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's recent decision... Wed, 07 Jan 2015 17:39:17 MST EPA delays rule to cut carbon from new coal power plants http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665742/EPA-delays-rule-to-cut-carbon-from-new-coal-power-plants.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665742/EPA-delays-rule-to-cut-carbon-from-new-coal-power-plants.html The Obama administration is delaying for months a final rule to control carbon dioxide emissions at new coal-fired power plants. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 15:24:42 MST My view: Threat of wood-burning regulations http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619004/Threat-of-wood-burning-regulations.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619004/Threat-of-wood-burning-regulations.html I believe most people burn responsibly when weather conditions permit and do so with the certified clean burning... Tue, 06 Jan 2015 00:00:00 MST Letter: Unwarranted burning ban http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618878/Unwarranted-burning-ban.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618878/Unwarranted-burning-ban.html Sat, 03 Jan 2015 00:00:00 MST Teresa Clawson: Tax incentives to cleanly burn wood http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618482/Tax-incentives-to-cleanly-burn-wood.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618482/Tax-incentives-to-cleanly-burn-wood.html Breathing clean air and burning wood to keep warm is crucial to many Utahns. Utah can serve the needs of all the people by... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 00:00:00 MST Regulators, groups eye EPA rule on coal ash http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618030/Regulators-groups-eye-EPA-rule-on-coal-ash.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618030/Regulators-groups-eye-EPA-rule-on-coal-ash.html The nation's first regulation to deal with the country's second-largest industrial waste stream, coal ash, means operators... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:17:16 MST EPA declares good news for Utah's annual pollution levels http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618072/EPA-declares-good-news-for-Utahs-annual-pollution-levels.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618072/EPA-declares-good-news-for-Utahs-annual-pollution-levels.html The EPA declared all of Utah in compliance with the annual threshold set for fine particulate pollution, or PM2.5. The... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:55:00 MST Rep. Jason Chaffetz: Oversight must go beyond outrage http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617184/Oversight-must-go-beyond-outrage.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617184/Oversight-must-go-beyond-outrage.html The Oversight Committee’s mission is to report to hard-working taxpayers to ensure their investment in government is... Sun, 07 Dec 2014 00:41:28 MST EPA to clean up hundreds of dumped TVs, monitors http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617098/EPA-to-clean-up-hundreds-of-dumped-TVs-monitors.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617098/EPA-to-clean-up-hundreds-of-dumped-TVs-monitors.html An EPA cleanup crew is clearing a lot in Parowan of several thousands of pounds of CRT TVs and monitors officials say were... Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:44:58 MST Salt Lake Chamber makes 'business case' for clean air http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616999/Salt-Lake-Chamber-makes-business-case-for-clean-air.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616999/Salt-Lake-Chamber-makes-business-case-for-clean-air.html The Salt Lake Chamber hosted its fourth annual Clean Air Summit Thursday, drawing together top business leaders and making... Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:10:00 MST Letter: Grouse habitats http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616640/Grouse-habitats.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616640/Grouse-habitats.html Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:00:00 MST Smog rules cause concern for Southwest industries http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765663430/Smog-rules-cause-concern-for-Southwest-industries.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765663430/Smog-rules-cause-concern-for-Southwest-industries.html The Obama administration took steps this week to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and other respiratory... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:24:27 MST EPA proposes stricter ozone standard; concerns expressed for rural Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616483/EPA-proposes-stricter-ozone-standard-concerns-expressed-for-rural-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616483/EPA-proposes-stricter-ozone-standard-concerns-expressed-for-rural-Utah.html The EPA said it is considering lowering the ground level ozone standard to better protect people's health. But industry... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:28:36 MST Obama administration sets stricter smog standard http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765663327/Obama-administration-sets-stricter-smog-standard.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765663327/Obama-administration-sets-stricter-smog-standard.html The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:34:48 MST My view: Utah needs Congress to kill the PTC http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616452/Utah-needs-Congress-to-kill-the-PTC.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616452/Utah-needs-Congress-to-kill-the-PTC.html The PTC, which was first created by Congress in 1992, subsidizes renewable energy producers — especially wind companies... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 MST EPA delays decision on ethanol in gas http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765663084/EPA-delays-decision-on-ethanol-in-gas.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765663084/EPA-delays-decision-on-ethanol-in-gas.html The Obama administration said Friday it is delaying a decision on whether to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation's... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:47:52 MST My view: Can we meet EPA carbon emissions goals without going nuclear? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615894/Can-we-meet-EPA-carbon-emissions-goals-without-going-nuclear.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615894/Can-we-meet-EPA-carbon-emissions-goals-without-going-nuclear.html EPA’s goal is to reduce power station carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. How U.S. utilities will achieve 30... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 MST Letter: Human, not partisan http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615895/Letter-Human-not-partisan.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615895/Letter-Human-not-partisan.html Clean air and water should not be partisan issues; they should be human issues. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 MST Newly elected Senate majority leader confident Democrats will join EPA fight http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765662778/Newly-elected-Senate-majority-leader-confident-Democrats-will-join-EPA-fight.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765662778/Newly-elected-Senate-majority-leader-confident-Democrats-will-join-EPA-fight.html Newly elected Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he expects Democrats will join him in his quest to thwart the... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 15:59:18 MST Wetlands, water proposal stirs controversy among states, farmers, sportsmen http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615465/Wetlands-water-proposal-stirs-controversy-among-states-farmers-sportsmen.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865615465/Wetlands-water-proposal-stirs-controversy-among-states-farmers-sportsmen.html The EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers insist the proposal is benign and merely a clarification resulting from two Supreme... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:50:52 MST Groups slam Utah's regional haze proposal http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612160/Groups-slam-Utahs-regional-haze-proposal.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612160/Groups-slam-Utahs-regional-haze-proposal.html Utah's plan to improve the visibility at its national parks and monuments is once again under review by the Utah Air Quality... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:35:00 MDT Herbert's clean air team: Move to clean fuels for cars immediately http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612150/Herberts-clean-air-team-Move-to-clean-fuels-for-cars-immediately.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612150/Herberts-clean-air-team-Move-to-clean-fuels-for-cars-immediately.html Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's Clean Air Action team says the most effective way to cut down on air pollution is to make low sulfur... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:55:00 MDT Salt Lake County lands on Top 10 list of polluted housing markets http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612093/Salt-Lake-County-lands-on-Top-10-list-of-polluted-housing-markets.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612093/Salt-Lake-County-lands-on-Top-10-list-of-polluted-housing-markets.html Based on air quality and other factors, Salt Lake County landed on a top 10 list of polluted housing markets in the nation.... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:48:38 MDT My view: Clearing the haze on what should be Utah's pristine vistas http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611678/Clearing-the-haze-on-what-should-be-Utahs-pristine-vistas.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611678/Clearing-the-haze-on-what-should-be-Utahs-pristine-vistas.html The officials at the Utah Division of Air Quality need to present a far stronger regional haze plan; one befitting the... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:40:19 MDT After Toledo water scare, states ask EPA for help http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659287/After-Toledo-water-scare-states-ask-EPA-for-help.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659287/After-Toledo-water-scare-states-ask-EPA-for-help.html Algae that turned Lake Erie green and produced toxins that fouled the tap water for 400,000 people in the Toledo area are... Sun, 07 Sep 2014 11:10:16 MDT 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