Tag: clean air

The only personal choice that will save us

If you’ve spent any time on the internet talking or reading about climate change, then you’re likely familiar with the tired comment, “well what are YOU doing about it?! What changes are you making in your life?” *sigh* Utahns value personal choice and personal control over our own futures. A core belief in the ability

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All the things the Utah State Legislature did to your life this year

This article originally appeared on Fox 13. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — What just happened? The Utah State Legislature just happened! Hard to believe it was 45 days ago that lawmakers opened the 2019 legislative session to protests over their plans to replace Proposition 3, the voter-approved Medicaid-expansion ballot initiative.

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Want to escape Utah’s inversion? A progressive group is holding a contest to help you get away

This article originally appeared in Fox 13 News. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — With cold temperatures setting in and the smog hovering above from another inversion, a left-leaning advocacy group is sponsoring a contest to escape it. The Alliance for a Better Utah is holding a contest for a lucky winner to flee the cold to Las Vegas in mid-February. “Just give people an opportunity

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For clean air, we have to work together

It’s January. The holidays are over, kids are back in school. It is a time of new beginnings and resolutions, and soon the legislative session will begin. It’s also a time for coughing, watery eyes, increased respiratory issues–in other words, the inversion is on its way. Every winter, Utah, especially the northern part of the

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There’s no escaping the harmful effects of inversion season

Salt Lake City — It’s coming. Watery eyes, prolonged cough, and a serious Vitamin D deficiency, all courtesy of Utah’s inversion season. While driving less and eliminating wood burning are the herculean tasks necessary to diminish northern Utah’s air quality problems, a local group is hoping to improve the immediate life of at least one

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Moderate voters win session; Lockhart, lungs lose

Maryann Martindale, Better UTAH executive director, made the case in a weekend op-ed that despite a rather lackluster legislative session, there were still some clear winners and losers. Politics will probably always lend itself to a model in which some win and others lose. The winners and losers don’t line up quite how we expect.

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The week in letters

From secret communist plots to calling out some of our elected leaders, here are the highlights (for better or worse) in this week’s Letters to the Editor. Weiler should apologize to rally participants Where was Sen. Todd Weiler, who represents one of the districts where some of the major polluters are located? We know that,

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Inversion in July not as fun as Christmas in July

I am a summer baby, through and through. July is my favorite month. Comfortably cushioned between June and August, the temperature is reliably warm, the sky is consistently blue, and the days are perfectly long. Contrast that with my least favorite month, January–one giant, holiday hangover. The temperature is dreadfully cold, the sky is unfortunately

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