User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-Regional
Category: Air :: Air Pollution
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CSU researchers will fly into smoke plumes to probe the impact of Western wildfires on air quality, weather 28.4.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
CSU, with a $3.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation Atmospheric Chemistry program, and the University of Colorado are among five universities working to gather a more comprehensive date set aimed understanding how wildfire smoke changes with time.
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Seafood processor, EPA settle on Alaska violations 25.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Anchorage, Alaska • A Seattle-based seafood processing company operating in Alaska will be assessed a $1.3 million civil penalty for violating clean air rules under a proposed settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Alaska. Westward Seafoods, owned by Maruha Nichiro Corp. of Japan, also would be required to pay $1.1 million for air pollution reduction projects and more than $800,000 for improved training and monitoring of emissions. It’s the second civil penalty...
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Study: Utahns are still burning wood during inversions 25.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
New data from Utah’s Division of Air Quality suggest Utahns are ignoring the state’s mandatory no-burn days, when burning wood or other solid fuels such as coal is prohibited to protect air quality. The findings have state officials looking for new and creative means of reinforcing the ban, but advocates say they’re at a loss for ideas in light of recently passed state laws that limit the scope of potential rules. According to state scientists, wood smoke accounts for more than 16 percent of the... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Oil company vows pollution relief for Utah; air advocates skeptical 20.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah air advocates and regulators are praising Chevron’s announcement that it will produce cleaner gasoline at its Salt Lake City oil refinery. Because automobiles emit roughly half of Utah’s air pollution, the refinery’s commitment, announced Tuesday, to producing Tier 3 fuel is viewed as an important step in improving Wasatch Front air quality. The news also dispels worries that Chevron might not immediately upgrade its Utah refinery to make the new clean-burning fuel. Chevron is now expected...
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Clean air group says Denver, Fort Collins among most polluted cities in country 20.4.2017 Denver Post: Local
Ozone pollution has improved in Denver and Fort Collins, but both cities remain among the 15 worst in the nation, the American Lung Association said.
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Denver, Fort Collins ozone scores improve, but still rank on list of worst 15 cities in country 19.4.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Ozone pollution has improved in both Denver and Fort Collins, but both cities are still among the 15 worst in the nation, the American Lung Association said.
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Salt Lake City debuts on list of ozone-polluted areas 19.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City now ranks among the worst U.S. cities for ozone and particulate pollution, a new report says. The Salt Lake metro area, including Provo and Orem, was the 20th worst city for elevated concentrations of ozone, according to the American Lung Association’s latest State of the Air Report, which ranks and grades cities and counties by the number of days their air is deemed “unhealthy” under standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Based on air quality readings between ...
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Salt Lake debuts on list of ozone-polluted cities 19.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City now ranks among the worst U.S. cities for ozone and particulate pollution, a new report says. The Salt Lake metro area, including Provo and Orem, was the 20th worst city for elevated concentrations of ozone, according to the American Lung Association’s latest State of the Air Report, which ranks and grades cities and counties by the number of days their air is deemed “unhealthy” under standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Based on air quality readings between ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Letter: We must let science guide us 18.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced an effort to revise its ozone standard of 70 parts per million back up to 75 ppm (“EPA may revise ozone standard Utah failed to meet,” The Tribune, April 12). One of the defining features of the Clean Air Act has been its insistence on using medical and scientific research to determine standards of pollutants that protect people and our environment. More than 250,000 Utahns have asthma and ​many have​ other pulmonary illnesses. So a proper stand...
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Letter: No reason to idle your car 8.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
I blame our Legislature for failing to take seriously the health problems caused by bad air, but it seems that some citizens do not care either. More often I see cars in parking lots idling. The weather is mild and I fail to see any reason for someone to leave their car running. Recently I went to the bank, gas station and grocery store in Taylorsville. Each place had at least two vehicles idling while an adult sat using his/her phone. According to the EPA, motor vehicles collectively cause 75...
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Rocky Mountain Power plan violates EPA ruling, critics say 6.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A day after it was filed with state regulators, Rocky Mountain Power’s latest 20-year strategic plan has come under fire by critics who say elements of the proposal would violate federal law. The 300-page Integrated Resource Plan, filed Tuesday with the Utah Public Service Commission, selects a “preferred” scenario in which the state’s largest electrical utility does not install specific pollution-control systems at its two coal-fired power plants in Utah. A 2016 decision by the U.S. Environment...
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Critics say Rocky Mountain Power plan violates EPA ruling 6.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A day after it was filed with state regulators, Rocky Mountain Power’s latest 20-year strategic plan has come under fire by critics who say elements of the proposal would violate federal law. The 300-page Integrated Resource Plan, filed Tuesday with the Utah Public Service Commission, selects a “preferred” scenario in which the state’s largest electrical utility does not install specific pollution control-systems at its two coal-fired power plants in Utah. A 2016 decision by the U.S. Environment... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Inside the dangerous and unpredictable behavior of wildfire 3.4.2017 Current Issue
New technology allows scientists to see the forces behind the flames.
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Catching air: Scientists trek high into the Rockies to measure Earth’s rising greenhouse gases 3.4.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Climate researchers say the the weekly climb to gather air samples to measure heat-trapping greenhouse gases has become more of a mission than a job.
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Letter: Campaign donors stop fight against air pollution 1.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
In 1976, the year Orrin Hatch was elected to the U.S. Senate, I was in fifth grade. I remember seeing in the Weekly Reader a photo of the heavy smog over Los Angeles, accompanied by an article predicting that, by the time I was an adult, all automobiles would run on clean alternative fuels that didn’t pollute the air we breathe. Here we are 41 years later and the vast majority of cars still run on gasoline. It’s not that we haven’t had the technology to produce alternatively fueled cars, or tha...
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Colorado governor: State will push forward with clean energy 30.3.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado will push ahead to develop more affordable renewable energy despite President Donald Trump's order eliminating many restrictions on fossil fuels production, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday.
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Study: Dirty air from global trade kills at home and abroad 30.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A study that measures the human toll of air pollution from global manufacturing and trade shows how buying goods made far away can lead to premature deaths both there and close to home.
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Dirty air from global trade kills at home, abroad 30.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • A study that measures the human toll of air pollution from global manufacturing and trade shows how buying goods made far away can lead to premature deaths both there and close to home. More than 750,000 people die prematurely from dirty air every year that is generated by making goods in one location that will be sold elsewhere, about one-fifth of the 3.45 million premature deaths from air pollution. The study says 12 percent of those deaths, about 411,000 people, are a result of ...
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Lafayette defiantly passes symbolic anti-fracking bill 22.3.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The long-slated "Climate Bill of Rights and Protections," an anti-fracking proposal that has unfolded amid a rash of sound and fury throughout Lafayette in recent months, was approved Tuesday night.
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Scott Pruitt isn’t the first administrator hostile to the EPA’s mission 20.3.2017 Current Issue
How Reagan’s EPA chief left a roadmap for taking down the agency.
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