User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-Regional
Category: Air :: Air Pollution
Last updated: Jun 25 2017 19:52 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Brian Head Fire not polluting the Wasatch Front ... yet 25.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Southern Utah’s Brian Head Fire is burning so hot, the chemicals that would typically create elevated levels of ozone around the blaze are being completely consumed. The upside of the conditions of this particular fire, said Kristy Weber, a meteorologist for the Utah Division of Air Quality, is that it’s having a limited impact on air quality in Utah’s metropolitan areas. Winds in the area have kept smoke from spreading too far from the fire’s immediate vicinity, said Charlotte Dewey, a meteoro... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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CDPHE stopped state testing PFCs plume, blaming end of EPA funding 16.6.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
No one is monitoring the plume of groundwater contaminated with PFCs at levels exceeding a federal health advisory levels that is spreading south from Colorado Springs toward Pueblo.
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Letter: Hatch is wrong about source of pollution 15.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Sen. Orrin Hatch, we just listened in on your live teleconference. We were very disturbed to hear you state that Utah’s air pollution is caused more by natural causes than any other cause. We want to bring your attention to Gov. Gary Herbert’s “Air Pollution and Public Health in Utah” publication produced by the Utah Environmental Epidemiology Program, headed by Allyn Nakashima, M.D., state epidemiologist. In this publication it clearly states on Page 10: “Currently, the majority of the fine ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Letter: No flexibility in meeting air quality standards 14.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
As I passed the Capitol on my daily run, the Siouxsie and the Banshees song “Cities in Dust” played in my headphones. Tears welled as my gaze settled on the hazy horizon. “Oh, your city lies in dust, my friend.” The song is about ancient Pompeii, but the lyrics apply too well to modern-day Utah, especially with the recent ozone nonattainment regulation extensions granted to Utah by the EPA, as detailed in Emma Penrod’s June 7 article. As a runner, I am biased toward having clean air. But anyone ...
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EPA gives Utah a break on meeting ozone standard 8.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Federal regulators have decided to give Utah — and other areas on track to violate the 2015 standard for ozone pollution — an extra year to address the problem. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday evening that it would extend the deadline for determining which areas did not meet the new requirement. According to the agency’s news release, the delay is intended to give states more time to develop air quality plans while giving the EPA additional time to review the 2015 standard.... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Environmental studies don’t support Trump’s “cleanest” claim 4.6.2017 Denver Post: Business
Data show that the U.S. is among the dirtiest countries when it comes to heat-trapping carbon pollution.
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Only China emits more carbon dioxide than America. 4.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
President Donald Trump said the United States “will continue to be the cleanest and most environmentally friendly country on Earth” as he announced a U.S. pullout from an international accord designed to curb climate change. But facts muddy that claim. Data show that the U.S. is among the dirtiest countries when it comes to heat-trapping carbon pollution. One nation that has cleaner air in nearly every way is Sweden. “The U.S. is well behind other countries in having the cleanest and most sustai...
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Environmental studies don’t back Trump’s ‘U.S. cleanest’ claim 4.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • President Donald Trump said the United States “will continue to be the cleanest and most environmentally friendly country on Earth” as he announced a U.S. pullout from an international accord designed to curb climate change. But facts muddy that claim. Data show that the U.S. is among the dirtiest countries when it comes to heat-trapping carbon pollution. “The U.S. is well behind other countries in having the cleanest and most sustainable environment,” University of Michigan envir...
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Letter: Hatch should not meddle with clean air laws 2.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Sen. Orrin Hatch again is hoping no one thinks through his political rhetoric. Recently he introduced a bill (“Hatch pitches plan to bypass ozone standard,” The Tribune, May 26) allowing states to postpone adopting plans to comply with the ozone standard for 10 years. He says this would help to rectify EPA’s “one size fits all” standard. The standard he’s talking about limits how much ozone is allowed in the air we breathe. It’s the limit set to protect our health. So, what he’s saying is that ...
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Tribune Editorial: Hatch does Utah no favor by trying to ease ozone limits 30.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
If the data about air quality in the various cities and states were merely a matter of civic bragging rights, then it would make perfect sense for any state’s elected representatives to protest when places that have a much heavier lift to comply with national rules are held to the same standard as areas where the problem is smaller. But the level of ozone and other pollutants found in our air is not a game. And Sen. Orrin Hatch is not doing Utahns the favor he may think he is by working the ref...
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Supporters of Roosevelt National Park seek to block refinery 27.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Medora, N.D. • When Meridian Energy Group set out to develop “the cleanest refinery on the planet,” it chose a spot in western North Dakota’s oil patch near highways, railroads and a picturesque national park named for a former president revered for his conservation advocacy. Now the longtime former leader of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the state’s top tourist attraction drawing a record 760,000 visitors last year, is among those urging officials to deny a permit for the 700-acre refinery ...
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Hatch proposes new plan for states struggling with "one-size-fits-all" ozone rule 25.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A new proposal from Utah Senator Orrin Hatch could give the state more time to address its growing problem with ozone pollution. The U.S. Senate bill — co-sponsored by Senator Claire McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri — would allow states and communities expected to violate the Environmental Protection Agency’s new standard for ozone pollution levels to instead enter into voluntary control programs. Areas agreeing to such plans would be able to put off being labeled as nonattainment areas and ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs 24.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The Trump Administration budget released Tuesday slashes funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, eliminating more than 3,800 jobs while imposing dramatic cuts to clean air and water programs. The White House’s proposed spending plan for the EPA amounts to $5.7 billion, a 31 percent cut from the current budget year. Adjusted for inflation, that would represent the nation’s lowest funding for environmental protection since the mid-1970s. The agency’s workf...
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Diesel vehicles pollute 4.6 million tons more than industry tests detect – causing 38,000 early deaths 16.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
University of Colorado researchers say the problem is in the testing before diesel-engine vehicles are sold. They're not tested under real driving conditions -- going fast, in cold weather, at high altitudes or idling for long periods.
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Advocates urge public action on Utah air quality 4.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
More Utah residents and community leaders need to speak out against air pollution, advocates said Tuesday. Air-quality campaigners are enlivened after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency labeled two Utah communities as “serious” nonattainment areas — a decision that essentially censures the state for failing to meet a 2015 deadline on complying with federal rules for small particulate pollution. The Salt Lake City and Provo metro areas, including Davis and Weber counties and parts of Tooel...
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Cory Gardner must not vote to undo air pollution protections 2.5.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner should oppose all current efforts to overrule measures that protect our clean air by requiring the installation of basic, modern pollution controls.
EPA labels Utah air-quality problems 'serious' 2.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
State officials are mulling new pollution-control measures after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found Utah out of compliance with air-quality standards. On Friday, the Provo and Salt Lake City metro areas, including Davis and Weber counties and parts of Box Elder and Tooele, were both classified as “serious” nonattainment areas by the EPA. The “serious” designation, raised from “moderate,” confirms that Utah did not meet a 2015 deadline for complying with federal air-quality rules...
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100 days: Inside the agency Trump aims to dismantle 28.4.2017 High Country News Most Recent
A look back at the first 100 days of the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Get ready for the summer: Air Conditioners in India come of age 28.4.2017 Technology – The Indian Express
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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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