EPA http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ EPA en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:01 MDT Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:51:30 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 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 Canyonlands announces human waste disposal guidelines http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585261/Canyonlands-announces-human-waste-disposal-guidelines.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585261/Canyonlands-announces-human-waste-disposal-guidelines.html The National Park Service has announced new human waste disposal regulations for portions of Canyonlands National Park. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:19:34 MDT Idaho man gets prison for mishandling asbestos http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765635913/Idaho-man-gets-prison-for-mishandling-asbestos.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765635913/Idaho-man-gets-prison-for-mishandling-asbestos.html A judge imposed a six-month prison sentence Wednesday on a former construction supervisor convicted of mishandling pipes... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:16:23 MDT In our opinion: The ethanol strategy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765635815/The-ethanol-strategy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765635815/The-ethanol-strategy.html Back in 2007, Congress authorized the Environmental Protection Agency to make sure that more and more ethanol be integrated... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 00:00:00 MDT Chevron to pay fine, help buy natural gas school buses in federal settlement http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583936/Chevron-to-pay-fine-help-buy-natural-gas-school-buses-in-federal-settlement.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583936/Chevron-to-pay-fine-help-buy-natural-gas-school-buses-in-federal-settlement.html Chevron has agreed to pay a $384,000 fine and help Jordan School District buy natural gas buses as part of a federal... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:40:00 MDT Summer gas prices climb as 1 gallon costs an average of $3.69 in Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583473/Summer-gas-prices-climb-as-1-gallon-costs-an-average-of-369-in-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583473/Summer-gas-prices-climb-as-1-gallon-costs-an-average-of-369-in-Utah.html According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Utah runs about $3.69. Many factors contribute to higher... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:00:00 MDT Senate approves Obama-pick McCarthy to head EPA, confirm Perez as labor secretary http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765634232/Senate-approves-Obama-pick-McCarthy-to-head-EPA-confirm-Perez-as-labor-secretary.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765634232/Senate-approves-Obama-pick-McCarthy-to-head-EPA-confirm-Perez-as-labor-secretary.html The Senate plugged two more vacancies in President Barack Obama's second-term leadership team on Thursday, confirming Thomas... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:15:14 MDT For Obama's climate plan, devil is in the details http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765633997/For-Obamas-climate-plan-devil-is-in-the-details.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765633997/For-Obamas-climate-plan-devil-is-in-the-details.html Frustrated by a recalcitrant Congress, President Barack Obama has vowed to take climate change into his own hands. Now he has... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 06:21:26 MDT My view: We should value health over profits http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765631562/We-should-value-health-over-profits.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765631562/We-should-value-health-over-profits.html Salt Lake City, Utah and Houston, Texas have, to some extent, similar air quality problems. Both cities suffer from an... Fri, 07 Jun 2013 00:00:00 MDT Will Utah Air Quality board sign off on federal pollution rules? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581226/Will-Utah-Air-Quality-board-sign-off-on-federal-pollution-rules.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581226/Will-Utah-Air-Quality-board-sign-off-on-federal-pollution-rules.html The EPA says revamping fuel and vehicle standards to a higher level of emissions reductions would cost motorists just a penny... Wed, 05 Jun 2013 18:18:17 MDT Top political appointees in Obama administration use secret email accounts http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765631332/Top-political-appointees-in-Obama-administration-use-secret-email-accounts.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765631332/Top-political-appointees-in-Obama-administration-use-secret-email-accounts.html Some of President Barack Obama's political appointees, including the secretary for Health and Human Services, are using... Tue, 04 Jun 2013 11:55:30 MDT Tesoro agrees to $1.1M penalty in refineries' violations of Clean Air Act http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580876/Tesoro-agrees-to-11M-penalty-in-refineries-violations-of-Clean-Air-Act.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580876/Tesoro-agrees-to-11M-penalty-in-refineries-violations-of-Clean-Air-Act.html Four Tesoro refineries, including one in Salt Lake City, violated the Clean Air Act by not exercising enough testing of its... Thu, 30 May 2013 12:30:00 MDT Utah facing $1.2 billion-dollar water pollution problem http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580228/Utah-facing-12-billion-dollar-water-pollution-problem.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580228/Utah-facing-12-billion-dollar-water-pollution-problem.html Utah water quality regulators say a $3 increase per household on sewer rates would help the state address the most... Fri, 17 May 2013 17:00:00 MDT Letters: Global warming action http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629452/Global-warming-action.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629452/Global-warming-action.html Mon, 13 May 2013 00:00:00 MDT Woods Cross to build water treatment facility to reduce PCE http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578853/Woods-Cross-to-build-water-treatment-facility-to-reduce-PCE.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578853/Woods-Cross-to-build-water-treatment-facility-to-reduce-PCE.html Woods Cross will spend about $4 million to build a water treatment facility to get rid of PCE in wells. Residents will be an... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:53:53 MDT Lawsuit demands money back for tailings removal near Leeds http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578828/Lawsuit-demands-money-back-for-tailings-removal-near-Leeds.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578828/Lawsuit-demands-money-back-for-tailings-removal-near-Leeds.html Off-roaders in the Leeds area of Washington County were regularly driving over a mercury-contaminated tailings pile leftover... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:05:00 MDT EPA names University of Utah best in Pac-12 for green power purchases http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578528/EPA-names-University-of-Utah-best-in-Pac-12-for-green-power-purchases.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578528/EPA-names-University-of-Utah-best-in-Pac-12-for-green-power-purchases.html The University of Utah has been recognized by the EPA for its environmentally friendly practices on campus. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:21:28 MDT Beekeeper of the year searching for answers to dying bees http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577601/Beekeeper-of-the-year-searching-for-answers-to-dying-bees.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577601/Beekeeper-of-the-year-searching-for-answers-to-dying-bees.html Darren Cox recently received the American Honey Producers Association's beekeeper of the year award, the highest national... Mon, 08 Apr 2013 00:32:45 MDT Report: Majority of nation's rivers, streams in poor health http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577231/Report-Majority-of-nations-rivers-streams-in-poor-health.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577231/Report-Majority-of-nations-rivers-streams-in-poor-health.html Despite more than 40 years since the passage of the federal Clean Water Act, a new survey shows more than half the nation's... Mon, 01 Apr 2013 17:05:00 MDT My view: Utah is getting up to date with modern clean energy policies http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765625684/Utah-is-getting-up-to-date-with-modern-clean-energy-policies.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765625684/Utah-is-getting-up-to-date-with-modern-clean-energy-policies.html From smartphones and tablets, to tweets and blogs, Utah policymakers understand the importance of staying up to date in the... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 00:00:00 MDT Travelers hit the road with lower gas prices http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577076/Travelers-hit-the-road-with-lower-gas-prices.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577076/Travelers-hit-the-road-with-lower-gas-prices.html Gas prices are not climbing to the heights predicted at the start of the year. Following a two-month period that saw gasoline... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:05:00 MDT Report: High tech vehicles reduce greenhouse emissions http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576008/Report-High-tech-vehicles-reduce-greenhouse-emissions.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576008/Report-High-tech-vehicles-reduce-greenhouse-emissions.html A new report by the Environmental Protection Agency shows that during the past five years fuel economy in vehicles increased... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 11:00:57 MDT Letters: Secondhand smoke can hurt children — don't smoke in the car with them http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624747/Secondhand-smoke-can-hurt-children-2-dont-smoke-in-the-car-with-them.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765624747/Secondhand-smoke-can-hurt-children-2-dont-smoke-in-the-car-with-them.html In the hope of swaying undecided parties, I would like to talk about the effects of secondhand smoke on kids. Sun, 17 Mar 2013 00:00:00 MDT President Obama nominates 3 to Cabinet-level posts http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623863/President-Obama-nominates-3-to-Cabinet-level-posts.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623863/President-Obama-nominates-3-to-Cabinet-level-posts.html President Barack Obama signaled his willingness to tackle climate change with his pick of Gina McCarthy to lead the... Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:06:07 MST Obama nominates Wal-Mart's Burwell as budget chief http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623853/Obama-nominates-Wal-Marts-Burwell-as-budget-chief.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623853/Obama-nominates-Wal-Marts-Burwell-as-budget-chief.html President Barack Obama has tapped Wal-Mart's Sylvia Mathews Burwell as his next budget chief, thrusting her into the center... Mon, 04 Mar 2013 07:00:51 MST