User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-Regional
Category: Air :: Air Pollution
Last updated: Aug 24 2016 19:08 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Letter: Ozone study didn't tell the whole story 24.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The Aug. 10 article “Report estimates ozone pollution kills more than a dozen people in Salt Lake City each year” on the American Thoracic Society’s recent report Health of the Air fails to provide readers key information about our federal air quality standards. First, the article does not mention that the Environmental Protection Agency just last year, based on thousands of public health studies, rejected tightening standards to 60 parts per billion (ppb), choosing instead to tighten the standa... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Protesters urge Rocky Mountain Power not to sue EPA 24.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Clean air activists delivered tens of thousands of petitions to Rocky Mountain Power’s doorstep Tuesday morning in an attempt to dissuade the utility company from fighting federally mandated pollution controls at Utah power plants. About a dozen demonstrators walked 44,000 petitions to Rocky Mountain Power’s Salt Lake City offices while calling for the company to stand down and comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to require the pollution controls, rather than file its plan... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Op-ed: EPA should give us leeway to solve our unique ozone issues 21.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The Environmental Protection Agency recently lowered its standards for permissible ground level ozone from 75 parts-per-billion (ppb) to 70 ppb under the Clean Air Act (CAA). Although ozone is a naturally occurring phenomenon, most scientists agree that extreme concentrations of ozone, especially when hovering over cities, can have adverse health effects. If a county or region exceeds EPA’s ozone standard, they designate that county as being in “nonattainment,” which carries with it serious econ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Letter: Year-round red unhealthy air days? 19.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Could we be headed for year round red unhealthy air days? That crossed my mind when I read the Tribune’s Monday Box Canyon Fire article, which stated, “A Red Flag Warning was in effect through Tuesday for the fire area.” Utahns are concerned about red unhealthy air quality index (AQI) winter days due to PM2.5. Will we have the same concern in the summer? “A surge in major wildfire events in the U.S. West as a consequence of climate change will expose tens of millions of Americans to high levels ...
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U.S. Air Force to change fire foam due to water contamination near Colorado Springs 19.8.2016 Denver Post: Local
The U.S. Air Force is changing the foam it uses to fight fires because of concerns the substance has contaminated groundwater and spread to drinking water at some military sites.
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Colorado Air Force base may have released chemical into drinking water, military says 18.8.2016 Denver Post: Local
The military said Wednesday it has identified six places on an Air Force base in Colorado where firefighting foam containing toxic chemicals may have escaped into the environment and made its way into drinking water in two nearby communities.
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Report estimates ozone pollution kills more than a dozen people in Salt Lake City each year 10.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Ozone pollution is responsible for an estimated 13 deaths annually in Salt Lake City, according to a new report on the nationwide impacts of air pollution on human health. The study, a joint effort of the American Thoracic Society and New York University’s Marron Institute of Urban Management, looked at the health risks associated with long-term exposure to air pollutants and used local air data to quantify the impact of air quality in any given U.S. city. It did not consider the health impact o...
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Federal methane guidelines, modeled on Colorado’s rule, also necessary 5.8.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
The recent two-year anniversary of the Colorado methane rule, the first statewide comprehensive regulation of methane pollution from oil and gas operations, was recognized at the University of Colorado Denver this week.
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'Utah is willing to let any and all dirty projects go forward': Sierra Club objects to plan for coal-to-liquids plant 4.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Environmentalists are taking on an air quality permit that Utah recently awarded a firm proposing a plant in Wellington that would produce liquid fuels from coal. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is giving Revolution Fuels too much latitude to release pollution from the plant that would process up to 750 tons of coal a day, according to a petition the Sierra Club filed recently asking DEQ Director Alan Matheson to revoke the permit and remand it to the Division of Air Quality for a ...
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Environmentalists plan to sue EPA in absence of final word on Utah's 'serious' air designation 1.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The Environmental Protection Agency is again under fire for not reviewing Utah air quality proposals in a timely fashion, with two groups saying the feds should have classified Utah’s small-particle pollution as “serious” weeks ago. Two national organizations, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Center for Environmental Health, intend to sue the EPA for its failure to “perform multiple mandatory duties” required of it by the Clean Air Act, with the agency missing deadlines established in... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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EPA moves to regulate climate-warming airliner pollution 26.7.2016 Denver Post: Business
Jet engine exhaust from airliners endangers human health and adds to climate change, the government found Monday in taking the first step toward regulating those emissions.
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EPA moves to regulate climate-warming airliner pollution 25.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The government has found that jet engine exhaust is adding to climate change and endangering human health, and needs to be regulated. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that it will use its authority under the Clean Air Act to impose limits on aircraft emissions. Jet engines spew significant amounts of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide and methane, into the upper atmosphere, where they trap heat from the sun. But proposed rules such as imposing fuel-effici...
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Private drones endangering aerial firefighting efforts 22.7.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
As wildfires continue to blaze, privately flown drones that enter air space over or near these incidents are impeding efforts to control and contain these destructive fires.
Tesoro agrees to reduce emissions at Utah refinery in $425M settlement with EPA, DOJ 19.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Tesoro will pay about $150 million to install pollution controls at its Salt Lake City oil refinery as part of a settlement with the United States Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA on Monday announced the settlement, which includes $403 million in pollution-reduction efforts at six refineries operated by subsidiaries of Tesoro Corp. and Par Hawaii Refining. Tesoro will also pay $12 million for environmental projects in polluted communities and a $10 million ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Fracking may worsen asthma for nearby residents, study says 19.7.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Fracking may worsen asthma in children and adults who live near sites where the oil and gas drilling method is used, according to an 8-year study in Pennsylvania.
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Hayden Pass fire grows to 15,754 acres; strong air attack expected Friday 15.7.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
The Hayden Pass fire burning southeast of Salida has grown to 15,754 acres, officials said Friday morning, and a strong aerial attack is expected to tackle the burn.
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'Behind the Headlines': Public Lands Initiative, bad air, the special legislative session and trust in UTA 15.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz reveal their long-awaited Public Lands Initiative. Utah legislators discuss bills regarding Facebook and drones during a special session. Cancer-causing toxins are discovered in Utah’s air. And lawmakers call for a rebuilding of public trust in the Utah Transit Authority. On Friday at 9 a.m., Salt Lake Tribune reporters Lee Davidson, Chris Smart, Emma Penrod and Thomas Burr join Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories. Each Friday morning, st...
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Levels of some 'air toxics' along Wasatch Front are above what EPA says is cancer-causing 13.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Scientists at Utah’s Division of Air Quality are zeroing in on a few key chemicals after a newly released study of toxic air pollutants found elevated levels of hazardous substances on the Wasatch Front. The year-long effort, which looked at 86 of the more than 180 substances classified by the Environmental Protection Agency as “hazardous air pollutants,” or air toxics, identified four areas of concern — airborne lead particles, particularly on the western side of the Salt Lake Valley; localized...
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New study finds elevated levels of hazardous 'air toxics' along Wasatch Front 12.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Scientists at Utah’s Division of Air Quality are zeroing in on a few key chemicals after a newly released study of toxic air pollutants found elevated levels of hazardous substances on the Wasatch Front. The year-long effort, which looked at 86 of the more than 180 substances classified by the Environmental Protection Agency as “hazardous air pollutants,” or air toxics, identified four areas of concern — airborne lead particles, particularly on the western side of the Salt Lake Valley; localized... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Weather conditions trigger ozone alert for Denver, Front Range 12.7.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
The combination of scorching temperatures, light winds and clear skies could trigger increased ground-level ozone over the next 24 hours, prompting authorities to issue an air quality alert for metro Denver and the Front Range.
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