POLLUTION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/POLLUTION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Hearing Wednesday on tougher controls on oil refineries http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190301-79/refineries-oil-epa-hearing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190301-79/refineries-oil-epa-hearing.html.csp">Hearing Wednesday on tougher controls on oil refineries</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN ROGERS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T17:31:36.835-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 05:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Residents of modest neighborhoods near three of the largest oil refineries in California called on the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to crack down on plant emissions, saying the pollution is choking their children and endangering their health. Residents of the oil-rich Wilmington area of Los Angeles were among 15 speakers to address the morning session of an EPA hearing about a proposed rule requiring stricter emission controls and monitoring standards. Several speak...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581903012014-07-16T17:31:36.835-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T17:31:36.835-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190301@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:31:36 MDT EPA raps Ivory Homes for storm-water pollution http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58108979-78/storm-utah-ivory-construction.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58108979-78/storm-utah-ivory-construction.html.csp">EPA raps Ivory Homes for storm-water pollution</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T23:11:41.185-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 11:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s largest home builder has agreed to a $250,000 fine and to take several steps to address a “pattern of failures” to comply with Clean Water Act requirements to control pollution associated with storm-water runoff from construction sites. Ivory Homes’ commitments will ensure that hundreds of thousands of pounds of sediment do not enter Utah’s waterways, according to a Tuesday announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “The agreement resolves alleged storm-water permit violati...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58108979@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:11:41 MDT EPA chiefs from GOP presidents tell Congress action is needed on global warming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58084105-68/climate-epa-environmental-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58084105-68/climate-epa-environmental-president.html.csp">EPA chiefs from GOP presidents tell Congress action is needed on global warming</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DINA CAPPIELLO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-18T10:20:27.084-06:00">Updated Jun 18, 2014 10:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Top environmental regulators for four Republican presidents told Congress on Wednesday what many Republican lawmakers won’t: Action is needed on global warming. In a congressional hearing organized to undermine Republican opposition to President Barack Obama’s environmental proposals, Senate Democrats asked the heads of the Environmental Protection Agency for Richard Nixon, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan to discuss the risks from climate change. Some Republicans ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580841052014-06-18T10:20:27.084-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-18T10:20:27.084-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58084105@www.sltrib.com Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:20:27 MDT Letter: Sad irony of Vernal’s infants http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58032283-82/vernal-infants-moench-pollution.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58032283-82/vernal-infants-moench-pollution.html.csp">Letter: Sad irony of Vernal’s infants</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-05T16:44:01.837-06:00">Updated Jun 5, 2014 04:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I find it sad and ironic that a state that professes to believe in family values and is militantly against abortions would allow pollution to such unhealthy and dangerous levels that death rates among infants and stillborns are rising in the Vernal area (“The air around Vernal is killing infants,” Brian Moench, June 1). Also, according to Dr. Moench, there has been an increase in birth defects attributed to pollution. It appears that planned abortions are evil on a personal level but unusually...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58032283@www.sltrib.com Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:44:01 MDT EPA to seek 30 percent cut in carbon emissions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58015355-68/coal-states-climate-colstrip.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58015355-68/coal-states-climate-colstrip.html.csp">EPA to seek 30 percent cut in carbon emissions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CORAL DAVENPORT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-01T21:08:51.936-06:00">Updated Jun 1, 2014 09:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Environmental Protection Agency will unveil a draft proposal Monday to cut carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, according to people briefed on the plan. The proposed rule amounts to the strongest action ever taken by the U.S. government to fight climate change. Coal-fired power plants are the largest source of the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists blame for trapping heat in the atmosphere and dangerously warming the planet. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58015355@www.sltrib.com Sun, 01 Jun 2014 21:08:51 MDT Editorial: City fireworks shows should go on http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58007875-82/fireworks-shows-becker-mayor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58007875-82/fireworks-shows-becker-mayor.html.csp">Editorial: City fireworks shows should go on</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-01T12:04:49.986-06:00">Updated Jun 1, 2014 12:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mayor Ralph Becker is all about air quality. It was the sole topic of his most recent State of the City Address. It is behind his emphasis on bicycle lanes and mass transit. So it is consistent with the Salt Lake City mayor’s general policy statements that he would put a budget cut where his mouth is and move to cancel funding for a pair of this summer’s big fireworks shows. Becker’s proposed budget, to be the subject of a City Council hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, would remove the $2...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58007875@www.sltrib.com Sun, 01 Jun 2014 12:04:49 MDT Obama’s plan skips Congress to tackle climate change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58011985-68/power-obama-rule-plants.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58011985-68/power-obama-rule-plants.html.csp">Obama’s plan skips Congress to tackle climate change</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DINA CAPPIELLO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-31T22:33:21.242-06:00">Updated May 31, 2014 10:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The new pollution rule the Obama administration is announcing Monday will be a cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy and arguably the most significant U.S. environmental regulation in decades. But it’s not one the White House wanted. As with other issues, the regulation to limit the pollution blamed for global warming from power plants is a compromise for Obama, who again finds himself caught between his aspirations and what is politically and legally possibl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580119852014-05-31T22:33:21.242-06:00" id="#license-2014-05-31T22:33:21.242-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58011985@www.sltrib.com Sat, 31 May 2014 22:33:21 MDT Op-ed: The air around Vernal is killing infants http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58004505-82/vernal-vocs-basin-pollution.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58004505-82/vernal-vocs-basin-pollution.html.csp">Op-ed: The air around Vernal is killing infants</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Moench</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-30T17:23:02.318-06:00">Updated May 30, 2014 05:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bumper stickers in Vernal say, “Honk if you love drilling.” Vernal politicians certainly do. Our state lawmakers do, and our Congressional delegation does. With jobs, increased tax base, new community recreation centers, burgeoning store fronts on main street, people with money to spend — what’s not to like? Well, perhaps burying newborns. Evidence continues to mount that state and federal regulators have allowed the creation of a pollution nightmare in the Uinta Basin. Most cities with po...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58004505@www.sltrib.com Fri, 30 May 2014 17:23:02 MDT Letter: Ban fireworks? What about fire pits? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57990117-82/fireworks-issue-fire-mayor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57990117-82/fireworks-issue-fire-mayor.html.csp">Letter: Ban fireworks? What about fire pits?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-27T08:01:27.086-06:00">Updated May 27, 2014 08:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has proposed the elimination of fireworks at Liberty Park and Jordan Park. He calls it a symbolic measure to help with air pollution. What about allowing all of the other fireworks at every event in the city? Remember when baseball used to have fireworks only once a year? I contacted the mayor’s office shortly after he took office with the issue of fire pits and pollution. They stated that the issue was being studied and they would have a statement in the near f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57990117@www.sltrib.com Tue, 27 May 2014 08:01:27 MDT