Feb. 26, 2014.  Op Ed Inhouse SL Tribune.  Air pollution is a moral issue.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57592262-82/pollution-utah-health-state.html.csp

Feb. 25, 2014.  Op Ed SL Tribune.  Smoke and Mirrors:  Fact vs. Fiction on Utah’s Air Population.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57591853-82/pollution-utah-consequences-agencies.html.csp

Feb. 23, 2014.  Des News.  Lawmakers still don’t get it.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865597209/Legislature-has-plenty-of-work-to-do-on-Utahs-air-quality.html

Jan. 4, 2014.  Op Ed SL Tribune.  Mexico City has cleaned up, why can’t Salt Lake?

Jan. 3, 2014.  Ogden Standard Examiner.  Health affects of Air pollution

http://www.standard.net/stories/2014/01/02/advisories-increase-utahs-air-quality-worsens

Dec. 24, 2013.  China seeing an explosion of lung cancer in young people some as young as 8yrs old.

http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-china-lung-cancer-20131224,0,3058283.story?page=1#axzz2oQVXAFAJ

Nov. 1, 2013.  WHO declares air pollution a carcinogen.

http://www.ksl.com/?sid=27460554

Oct. 31, 2013.  Deseret News.  Air pollution declared a carcinogen.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589578/Report-Air-pollution-a-leading-environmental-cause-of-cancer-deaths.html?pg=2

Oct. 23, 2013.  Ogden Standard Examiner.  UPHE discusses health consequences of air pollution at Clean Air Forum.  Dr. Moench takes on Lt. Gov. Greg Bell.

http://www.standard.net/stories/2013/10/23/bad-air-harms-more-utahs-reputation-activist-says

Oct. 17, 2013.  WHO declares air pollution the most important environmental carcinogen, worse than second hand cigarette smoke.

Oct. 8, 2013  UPHE discusses the new state implementation plan with DAQ director Bryce Bird on Tribune’s online chat forum.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56970185-78/clean-plan-utah-com.html.csp

Oct. 1, 2013.  UPHE calls for prohibition on wood burning all year.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587459/Physicians-group-targets-fireplaces-stoves-and-outdoor-grills.html?pg=2

Sept. 18, 2013.  SL Tribune and Deseret News.  UPHE joins Earthjustice and WildEarth Guardians, and SUWA in suing the EPA for not declaring the Uinta Basin in violation of ozone standards

Sept. 11, 2013  SL Tribune Op Ed by Dr. Rich Kanner.  Rep. Stewart should give up his attacks on the EPA

http://m.sltrib.com/sltrib/mobile3/56835369-219/stewart-epa-clean-health.html.csp

 Sept. 1, 2013  SL Tribune Op Ed.  Junk Science or Junk Congressmen?

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/56800321-82/science-american-health-epa.html.csp

Aug. 3, 2013.  SL Tribune Op Ed.  We can learn from China in solving our pollution problems

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/56677807-82/utah-pollution-environmental-chinese.html.csp

Aug. 3, 2013 Inhouse SL Tribune Op Ed.  Chevron’s fine not anywhere near big enough.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/56679504-82/kane-chevron-company-com.html.csp

 

July 24, 2013.  UPHE sues to stop the Tesoro Refinery expansion

http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top_stories/story/Utah-Physicians-for-a-Healthy-Environment-and/xn4iIkjxH0WMB8acvRzw1g.cspx

http://www.ksl.com/?sid=26131354&nid=148&title=lawsuit-filed-to-halt-expansion-of-local-refineries&fm=home_page&s_cid=queue-12

http://fox13now.com/2013/07/23/lawsuit-filed-in-attempt-to-block-oil-refinery-expansion/

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583522/Groups-want-judge-to-stop-Salt-Lake-Tesoro-Refinery-expansion.html

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/56630967-90/club-holly-oil-permits.html.csp

June 23, 2013.  SL Tribune.  Utah’s leaders betray their mandate, side with polluters on ozone standards.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/56478797-82/ozone-utah-smith-stewart.html.cs

Time to shut down Stericycle.

Satellite photo of the roof top of Stericycle, providing visual proof of what they emit into the neighborhood

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581462/Group-wants-Stericycle-shut-down-in-light-of-air-quality-violation.html

May 29, 2013 Denver Post. Op Ed by UPHE President, Brian Moench and Jeremy Nichols, WildEarth Guardians.  Fix the Federal Coal Leasing Program

http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_23339857/fix-federal-coal-lease-program

February 17, 2013. Study: Salt Lake City too polluted for babies. NBC Today Show.

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Feb. 23, 2013 NYTimes. Utah’s air pollution makes national headlines

 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/us/utah-a-nature-lovers-haven-is-plagued-by-dirty-air.html?_r=0

March 15, 2013.  Deseret News.  Utah Legislature did nothing to improve air quality

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865575800/Clean-air-advocates-slam-Legislature-for-inaction.html

March 5, 2013.  Op Ed Deseret News.  Utah’s leaders on air pollution are contradicting themselves

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623881/Mixed-messages-about-air-quality.html
March 3, 2013.  Op Ed SL Tribune.  Utah’s leaders are not only not solving our air pollution problems, they are making it worse.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/55916131-82/pollution-utah-public-governor.html.csp?page=2
 Feb. 16, 2013.   Prospective parents should wait to conceive until inversion is over.  Front page Salt Lake Tribune. 

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/55825755-78/pollution-http-birth-gov.html.csp

Feb 13, 2013. KUTV: Governor’s Office Says He Leads the Way in Efforts to Clean Up Utah’s Air.

In a very short TV interview it is not possible to tell the whole story and the segments of the interview that survive the editing can lead to confusion.  To clear up any confusion: the specific initiatives the Governor refers to is what the DAQ has come up with to improve our air quality.  But the improvement in air quality has been mandated by the federal government through the Clean Air Act.  In fact years ago, the antipathy towards environmental protection on Utah’s Capitol Hill lead to the legislature passing a law making it virtually impossible for the state to initiate any protection beyond what is mandated by the federal government.

It is rather audacious and disingenuous for the Governor to take credit for these initiatives that would never have come about had the state not been forced to.  But even the DAQ admits these new rules are not enough, and they are still determined to let the big polluters emit even more. Amanda Smith is dead wrong in implying that Rio Tinto and the refineries have figured out magical ways to expand and pollute less.  They may be polluting less per unit of product produced, but in total volume, they are certainly not polluting less.

 


 

Jan 28, 2013. NBCNews.  Danger in the Air.

 

Sickening fog settles over Salt Lake City area : USA Today

Salt Lake City has worst air quality in U.S. : Today’s THV

Salt Lake City Air Pollution Prompts Petition From Utah Doctors : Huffington Post

 
Feb. 12, 2013.  Clean air activists finally getting traction on the Hill
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865572991/Utahs-air-quality-problems-a-hot-topic-at-Legislature.html
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/55818525-90/pollution-utah-herbert-capitol.html.csp
Feb. 10, 2013.  Op Ed.  We are all victims and perpetrators of our air pollution problem
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/55790030-82/pollution-utah-wasatch-carrier.html.csp
Feb. 10, SL Tribune, inhouse Op Ed.  Volunteerism won’t solve our air pollution
problems.
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/55790030-82/pollution-utah-wasatch-carrier.html.csp

Feb. 8, 2013.  Air pollution causes 6 million annual deaths worldwide

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/around-the-world-abc-news/air-pollution-causes-more-6-million-deaths-worldwide-120237732.html
Feb. 7, 2013.  Chinese doctors worried about pollution’s harm to unborn babies
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-06/eye-stinging-beijing-air-risks-lifelong-harm-to-babies.html

Feb. 2, 2013  Salt Lake Tribune. Op Ed Cherise Udell.  What kind of example is Gov. Herbert setting?

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/55743577-82/governor-public-utah-pollution.html.csp

Jan. 29, 2013.  Salt Lake Tribune. Op Ed.  Dr. Jennifer Kious

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/55725128-82/pollution-health-action-ill.html.csp

Jan 24, 2013. Ogden Standard Examiner.  Utah Air Pollution an Emergency.

http://www.standard.net/stories/2013/01/23/doctors-declare-health-emergency-n-utah-air

Jan 23, 2013.  Salt Lake Tribune.  Doctors Declare Air Pollution Emergency

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/55686497-78/utah-quality-health-public.html.csp

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/55680449-78/health-pollution-utah-public.html.csp

Jan. 23, 2013.  100 Doctors declare Utah air pollution emergency

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20130123/us-toxic-fog-utah/?utm_hp_ref=chicago&ir=chicago

 Jan. 18th, 2013 Ogden Standard Examiner.  UPHE may sue Holly over expansion.

http://www.standard.net/stories/2013/01/18/physician-group-prepared-sue-holly-refinery-over-expansion

Jan. 18th, 2013 Op Ed, SL Tribune.  Herbert’s energy plan as short sighted as the 19th century California gold rush. 

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/55644129-82/pioneer-utah-energy-plan.html.csp

Jan. 15th.  Deseret News.  What happened to the freeway messages warning of red alert air quality?

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865570789/Traffic-signs-warning-of-bad-air-less-frequent.html

Jan. 11th, 2013  UPHE, HEAL, and Sierra Club organize a protest of Herbert’s energy summit

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/55606694-90/bigger-center-clean-energy.html.csp

Jan. 9th Nuclear Power–Dangerous, costy, and water hog.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865570225/Nuclear-power-Folly-foe-or-friend.html

Jan. 9th, 2013. Op Ed SL Tribune.  Herbert turning his back on renewables.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/55565423-82/energy-herbert-utah-power.html.csp

Jan. 8th, 2013.  Op Ed in Des. News.  The inversion pollution is killing some of us right now.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765619654/Relieving-your-pollution-headache.html

Dec. 20, 2012.   America’s pathological infatuation with guns. Op Ed. Salt Lake Tribune  http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/55496809-82/gun-guns-range-lead.html.csp

Dec. 19, 2012.  UPHE fights a new gun range in South Jordan, Utah–lead pollution and a proving grounds for future violence. 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/19/lead-bullets-health-gun-ranges_n_2322655.html?utm_hp_ref=green

Dec. 17, 2012.  Utah DAQ scraps PM2.5 SIP.   UPHE weighs in.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/14/utah-air-pollution_n_2301735.html

Dec. 7, 2012.  Life expectancy continues to increase even with small decreases in particulate pollution.  http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-fine-particle-pollution-20121204,0,7857285.story

Nov. 29, 2012.  Op Ed  by SL Tribune editorial board on changing the air quality alert system.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/55356940-82/utah-system-sltrib-quality.html.csp

Nov. 29, 2012.  Op Ed SL Tribune.  Air pollution and the Brain

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/55357391-82/pollution-utah-einstein-brain.html.csp

Nov. 27, 2012.  UPHE protests the DAQ’s confusing new air quality alert system

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/55350432-78/action-division-health-lake.html.csp

Nov. 22, 2012 UPHE testifies against the approval of a gun range near South Jordan residual areas because of concerns over lead exposure.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/55325195-78/lead-range-gun-jordan.html.csp

Oct. 23, 2012 UPHE appeals the Tesoro Permit, Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/55128503-90/allow-appeal-decision-director.html.csp

Oct. 11, 2012Environmentalists and Doctors Fight Tesoro Expansion.  Davis Clipper. 

http://davisclipper.com/view/full_story/20437104/article-Environmentalists–doctors-to-fight-Tesoro-expansion?instance=most_popular1

Oct. 6, 2012.  Dr Arden Pope testifies to the Utah legislature that economic benefits of air pollution controls are ten times the cost of those controls.  Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/55025904-90/company-cutting-development-economic.html.csp

Deseret News/Multi-Part Series on Air Pollution in Utah, Aug 11, 2012

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865560535/Clearing-the-air-That-air-youre-breathing-may-be-slowly-killing-you.html

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865560536/Does-Utah-have-the-political-will-to-make-tough-pollution-choices.html

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865559426/Uinta-Basin-ozone-problem-triggers-lawsuit-against-EPA.html

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865560552/Clearing-the-air-Is-Salt-Lake-man-an-example-for-the-rest-of-us.html

UPHE fights refinery pollution, March 23, 2012

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/53775862-78/refineries-utah-coalition-pollution.html.csp

http://www.adn.com/2012/03/24/2388233/doctors-oppose-utah-oil-refinery.html

Rio Tinto/Kennecott Lawsuit

Victory for UPHE:  We successfully intevene on behalf of the EPA, and in defense of the Clean Air Act, Feb. 24, 2012

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