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Utah Legislature to pledge $2M for ozone fight with EPA

Feds set to impose ‘good neighbor’ rule that would require costly emission controls on coal plants in Utah and Wyoming needed to limit ozone pollution in Colorado. Original Post ➡️ (Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Bonanza Power Plant, a coal-fired generating station in Uintah County. The plant, and two others in Utah, could ...
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Original Post ➡️ The state of Utah has filed a brief in support of a controversial proposed rail line that would run through Utah’s Argyle Canyon. If completed, the line would connect to a national rail line that runs parallel to the Colorado River through much of western Colorado. EcoFlight The state of Utah has ...
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Original Post ➡️ When Jennifer Holloway was hired as executive director of the Craig Chamber of Commerce, “I didn’t know what I was getting into, I’ll be honest,” she says.“I thought this would just be a fun little community job where you throw parades,” she remembers with a laugh.Then Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association announced ...
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Original Post ➡️ Figure 1. A bridge where the Bear River used to flow into Great Salt Lake. Photo: EcoFlight. Click the link to access the paper on the Brigham Young University website (Benjamin W. Abbott, Bonnie K. Baxter, Karoline Busche, Lynn de Freitas, Rebecca Frei, Teresa Gomez, Mary Anne Karren, Rachel L. Buck, Joseph Price, Sara ...
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Great Salt Lake set to vanish in 5 years, experts warn Utah lawmakers

Utah has months to reverse the lake’s decline before it’s too late, according to a dire report. Original Post ➡️ (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Drought conditions have left many shallow ponds dry as they lay dormant in hopes of once again being filled for the benefits of shorebirds at Audubon’s Gillmor Sanctuary ...
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Original Post ➡️ Twin Falls will determine how to spend federal COVID money The city of Twin Falls is evaluating proposals for ways to spend nearly $9 million dollars of federal COVID money. A committee of city staff and officials, along with other members of the community, have heard presentations from more than 20 projects ...
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Feds consider reducing Klamath River flows by up to 40%

Original Post ➡️ The federal Bureau of Reclamation is considering reducing the amount of water sent down the Klamath River by up to 40% over the coming winter months. A draft proposal released this month outlined the cuts ahead of another possible drought year.According to a draft proposal released by Reclamation on Dec. 9, the ...
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Idaho cobalt mine could help transition U.S. to green energy, but at what cost?

Original Post ➡️ Rising over the River of No Return that winds through Central Idaho’s city of Challis, the dry landscape wrinkles with beige hills, beyond which the Salmon River Mountains mark entry into one of the largest wild areas in the contiguous U.S. Under its surface lies value attracting international interests. During an October ...
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Original Post ➡️ BOISE, Idaho — The Payette National Forest has released a supplemental draft environmental impact statement on Perpetua Resources proposed changes to its Stibnite Gold Project, it’s a project we have been following for years. This past week the forest service held an open house in McCall, Cascade and Boise to educated the ...
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Original Post ➡️ Bruce Gordon, EcoFlight A deadline is looming for the Senate to take action to stop new uranium mines adjacent to the Grand Canyon, conservation experts and Indigenous tribal leaders warned this week. An existing mine just south of the canyon, though dormant for 30 years, already poses a threat to nearby ecosystems and communities ...
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