QUALITY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/QUALITY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Op-ed: Legislature made excellent progress on air quality http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836202-82/quality-session-clean-issue.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836202-82/quality-session-clean-issue.html.csp">Op-ed: Legislature made excellent progress on air quality</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JoAnn Seghini</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T17:47:02.238-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The 2014 Utah legislative session has come to a close, and our winter inversions have cleared for a season. But just as the actions taken on Utah’s Capitol Hill live well beyond the session, the issue of air quality also must have a life beyond the inversions. As the business of governing continues, so must the effort for better air. I chair the Wasatch Front Regional Council’s Air Quality Committee, made up of local elected officials and other leaders interested in solutions to Utah’s air qual...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57836202@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:47:02 MDT GM auto workers vote to allow strike in Kentucky http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57795822-79/strike-plant-workers-union.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57795822-79/strike-plant-workers-union.html.csp">GM auto workers vote to allow strike in Kentucky</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRUCE SCHREINER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T08:30:01.566-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 08:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Frankfort, Ky. • Workers at the General Motors plant in Kentucky that assembles Corvettes voted Tuesday to authorize a strike over lingering safety concerns, but a local union leader said he hopes the differences can be resolved without a walkout. Union members voted overwhelmingly to give union leaders the green light to call a strike if necessary. About 800 union workers were eligible to vote, and more than 90 percent of those casting ballots backed the strike authorization, said Eldon Renaud,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577958222014-04-09T08:30:01.566-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T08:30:01.566-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57795822@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:30:01 MDT Utah research: suicides more frequent during pollution spikes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57785610-78/air-lake-nitrogen-particulate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57785610-78/air-lake-nitrogen-particulate.html.csp">Utah research: suicides more frequent during pollution spikes</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="2014-04-08T10:51:57.986-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 10:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New research shows suicides in Salt Lake County rise during periods of elevated air pollution, although these preliminary findings remain too hazy to determine what role nasty air plays when people decide to end their lives. University of Utah psychiatrists are testing a hypothesis that the incidence of suicide increases with fine particulate pollution counts, which often soar on the Wasatch Front during wintertime inversions. Researcher Amanda Bakian, however, was surprised by what the data hav...</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> 57785610@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:51:57 MDT Emanuel: Wising up on early education http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57757377-82/early-education-parents-quality.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57757377-82/early-education-parents-quality.html.csp">Emanuel: Wising up on early education</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rahm Emanuel</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T04:33:01.753-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 04:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When I was young, I would accompany my father, a pediatrician, on his rounds at hospitals across Chicago. He routinely gave parents of the children he examined a short booklet he had written on how to be an involved parent. While it included many tips, his central point was that parents needed to read to their children. The earlier they started, he stressed, the better. I am reminded of this as I observe the stale and senseless debate in Washington over the value of early education. Too many Rep...</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> 57757377@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:33:01 MDT Op-ed: Legislature took substantive steps to clean air http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57739974-82/clean-steps-legislature-action.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57739974-82/clean-steps-legislature-action.html.csp">Op-ed: Legislature took substantive steps to clean air</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lonnie Bullard</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T01:01:05.842-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This year’s Legislative Session started like past session—with numerous inversions that came with calls for immediate action to our elected officials. The inversions however, were followed with blue skies and, unfortunately, a lessened sense of urgency from the public. To our benefit this year, better air outside did not lead to inaction inside the Capitol. We cannot legislate our way to clean air, but the Legislature does play a role. Businesses, citizens and government share the air we breath...</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> 57739974@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:01:05 MDT Utah forecast: Spring has sprung, with clear skies, mild temps http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57716370-78/spring-weather-utah-clear.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57716370-78/spring-weather-utah-clear.html.csp">Utah forecast: Spring has sprung, with clear skies, mild temps</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T09:44:02.286-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 09:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utahns can expect typical spring weather the next few days, when it will be possible to ski in the morning and golf in the afternoon. Skies are expected to be clear in Salt Lake City until Tuesday night, and temperatures will be mild during the day but dip into the cool 30s at night. The National Weather Service predicts a high of 54 Sunday, rising to 66 by Tuesday. Then clouds are expected to roll in, with possible rain on Wednesday and even snow on Thursday evening. Families enjoying spring b...</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> 57716370@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 09:44:02 MDT Clean air activists give Utah politicians mixed grades http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57697627-90/clean-com-csp-html.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57697627-90/clean-com-csp-html.html.csp">Clean air activists give Utah politicians mixed grades</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kirsten stewart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T22:37:06.91-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 10:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Air pollution was public enemy No. 1 this legislative session — the subject of polls, petitions, protests and more than two dozen proposals for scrubbing Utah’s smog-laden skies. But, in the end, only a third of those bills passed and not the real “game changers,” according to a consortium of clean-air advocates who are calling on the public to continue to press policymakers for meaningful change. “Compared to past, recent sessions where [regulatory] funding was cut and bills were passed to insu...</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> 57697627@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:37:06 MDT Editorial: Utah Legislature tots up some small successes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57682281-82/state-legislature-lawmakers-money.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57682281-82/state-legislature-lawmakers-money.html.csp">Editorial: Utah Legislature tots up some small successes</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T07:33:13.982-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 07:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When the 2014 Regular Session of the Utah Legislature began, House Speaker Becky Lockhart issued a ringing call to action that mostly sought to make her look good next to Gov. Gary Herbert, whom she labeled an “inaction figure.” Forty-five days later, the session has adjourned. And, for whatever grand plans Lockhart and her fellow legislators may have harbored at the outset, any Capitol criticisms of Herbert as an inert substance are clearly hypocritical. For this was the year of the Inaction L...</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> 57682281@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 07:33:13 MDT Judge rejects lawsuit over Utah’s belated air-quality plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57670614-90/com-epa-judge-plans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57670614-90/com-epa-judge-plans.html.csp">Judge rejects lawsuit over Utah’s belated air-quality plan</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="2014-03-14T11:25:14.352-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 11:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A federal judge on Tuesday tossed a lawsuit filed by an environmental group alleging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been too soft on Utah’s failure to implement air pollution plans on time. Since WildEarth Guardians filed the suit in May, the state Division of Air Quality has submitted so-called state implementation plans for Utah County and Salt Lake City-area airsheds, but after deadlines imposed by the Clean Air Act. The EPA officially declared northern Utah valleys, which are...</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> 57670614@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:25:14 MDT Op-ed: Let counties ask voters to raise sales tax to fund transit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57643303-82/transit-increase-service-improve.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57643303-82/transit-increase-service-improve.html.csp">Op-ed: Let counties ask voters to raise sales tax to fund transit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ralph Becker, Johnny ANderson and Joel Briscoe</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T01:01:05.437-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">We know our winter inversion air quality problems are caused primarily through vehicular emissions, and improving air quality along the Wasatch Front must include reducing those emissions. For years, we have provided incentives and encouraged voluntary steps for drivers to reduce single-occupant trips, take transit and other modes of transportation and improve fuels and vehicles. A key step in giving more people real options for reducing vehicular trips is to make transit more convenient. Utah a...</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> 57643303@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 01:01:05 MDT Bill that would enable tougher air rules in Utah clings to life http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57647323-90/bill-committee-lake-quality.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57647323-90/bill-committee-lake-quality.html.csp">Bill that would enable tougher air rules in Utah clings to life</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="2014-03-07T23:11:37.05-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 11:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By the narrowest of margins this week, dueling bills that were intended to allow Utah air quality regulations to exceed federal standards failed, one on the Senate floor and another in a Senate committee. The more moderate of the two, HB121, would amend an old statute that bars the Air Quality Board from enacting tougher rules to instead allow those that are deemed “reasonable.” But the Senate Natural Resources Committee on Thursday changed that language to instead allow stiffer rules that “prov...</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> 57647323@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:11:37 MDT Lawmakers advance two clean-air bills http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57632509-90/bill-burn-burning-division.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57632509-90/bill-burn-burning-division.html.csp">Lawmakers advance two clean-air bills</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T12:31:16.761-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 12:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Several clean-air bills advanced in the Utah Legislature on Tuesday, with the House voting to give the Division of Air Quality authority to enact stricter air-quality regulations. But a committee balked at letting the department crack down on wood-burning scofflaws. The House approved HB121, sponsored by Rep. Becky Edwards, R-North Salt Lake, which removes language from state law that prevents the Division of Air Quality from going beyond federal rules imposed by the Environmental Protection Age...</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> 57632509@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:31:16 MDT Letter: More tech, fewer days in class won’t help Utah kids http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57625350-82/teachers-allow-districts-lockhart.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57625350-82/teachers-allow-districts-lockhart.html.csp">Letter: More tech, fewer days in class won’t help Utah kids</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T13:33:24.415-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 01:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After reading Rep. Becky Lockhart’s proposal to place iPads in the hands of all Utah students, and then turning a few pages to read about SB103 to allow school districts to cut days from the school year, I was dismayed. The technology Rep. Lockhart wants to spend $200 million to purchase will be obsolete in a few years. Studies have consistently shown that the most important factor in student learning is a highly qualified teacher. That money would be much better spent in attracting and retai...</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> 57625350@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 13:33:24 MDT Utah panel endorses plan to quickly adopt new clean-fuel standards here http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57627779-90/cleaner-epa-fuel-fuels.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57627779-90/cleaner-epa-fuel-fuels.html.csp">Utah panel endorses plan to quickly adopt new clean-fuel standards here</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T21:46:13.416-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 09:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On the day the Environmental Protection Agency approved its new regulations for cleaner gasoline, a legislative committee gave its blessing to a resolution urging state agencies to move quickly to transition to the new fuel in hopes of producing cleaner air. The non-binding resolution sponsored by Rep. Patrice Arent, D-Millcreek, urges the Utah Department of Environmental Quality to work with EPA and Utah refineries to expedite the implementation of the new, cleaner low-sulfur fuels, called Tie...</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> 57627779@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:46:13 MDT Editor column: Help brainstorm solutions to Utah’s pollution http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57609855-78/sltrib-com-utah-daybreak.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57609855-78/sltrib-com-utah-daybreak.html.csp">Editor column: Help brainstorm solutions to Utah’s pollution</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Terry Orme</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-01T20:16:29.237-06:00">Updated Mar 1, 2014 08:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The more we experiment and innovate in our online presentation of news at sltrib.com, the more potential we see to push our journalism into new areas of audience engagement. Tribune readers who get their news via computers and mobile devices have noticed more video, more interviews and more opportunities to join the discussion on stories of interest, be it same-sex marriage, the state’s air quality or the performances of Utah athletes at the Sochi Olympics. This week, we push into something ne...</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> 57609855@www.sltrib.com Sat, 01 Mar 2014 20:16:29 MDT Utah Basketball - Krystkowiak makes his bold proclamation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57589486-59/tournament-utah-bold-utes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57589486-59/tournament-utah-bold-utes.html.csp">Utah Basketball - Krystkowiak makes his bold proclamation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-23T23:18:02.52-06:00">Updated Feb 23, 2014 11:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Usually, Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak isn't one to look into the future, or to try and predict how anything beyond the next game will turn out. So when he makes a bold statement - or prediction, if you will - it's best to listen. For the Utah media, such a moment came on Sunday night, right after the Utes defeated Arizona State 86-63 at the Huntsman Center. The question came from yours truly, and it was innocent enough. Can you guys make the NCAA Tournament? His answer? "We plan on winning the P...</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> 57589486@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Feb 2014 23:18:02 MDT Op-ed: Utah motor-fuel tax needs 21st Century rebuild http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57579554-82/fuel-tax-transportation-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57579554-82/fuel-tax-transportation-utah.html.csp">Op-ed: Utah motor-fuel tax needs 21st Century rebuild</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By David R. Golden and H. David Burton</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-21T17:52:01.657-06:00">Updated Feb 21, 2014 05:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah has long been a leader in disciplined planning and investment in transportation. These principles have kept our economy moving, provided a platform for growth and improved our quality of life. However, the foundation for how we fund transportation – the motor-fuel tax – needs restructuring. This is not a new issue. Enacted in 1929, the motor-fuel tax has been increased 10 times to restore purchasing power and to meet the needs of our community. A fundamental flaw of a fixed per-gallon fuel...</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> 57579554@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:52:01 MDT Letter: Stream access is a public right, not privilege http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57563058-82/public-access-stream-privilege.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57563058-82/public-access-stream-privilege.html.csp">Letter: Stream access is a public right, not privilege</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-20T01:01:02.941-06:00">Updated Feb 20, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The public deserves affirmation, sooner rather than later, of the right to responsibly access the navigable streams of Utah. Common sense favors passage of HB37 rather than protracted court appeals, which, arguably, will eventually bring the state into compliance with the doctrine of navigable water, and with it responsible stream access (“Stream access supporters rally for compromise bill,” Tribune, Feb. 11). Maintaining high water quality of our streams is a public responsibility legislated t...</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> 57563058@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Feb 2014 01:01:02 MDT In Their Own Words: Air quality regulations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57564876-90/utah-edwards-regulations-unique.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57564876-90/utah-edwards-regulations-unique.html.csp">In Their Own Words: Air quality regulations</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Amy McDonald</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-20T16:59:10.752-06:00">Updated Feb 20, 2014 04:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rep. Becky Edwards, R-North Salt Lake, is pushing a bill that would authorize Utah’s Division of Air Quality to make laws more stringent than federal regulations set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Edwards said HB121 removes the restriction in current Utah law that prevents the state’s DAQ from making rules and regulations stricter than EPA standards. “We have unique geography here and we have unique needs,” Edwards said. “But we don’t have any unique Utah-specific research for our ...</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> 57564876@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:59:10 MDT