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Stories by Brian Maffly

Lake Powell’s mercury contamination worse in side canyons, study shows

Brian Maffly By Brian Maffly 1d ago

A key slice of Summit County’s farm heritage can be saved, but the public needs to kick in last $535K

Brian Maffly By Brian Maffly 3d ago

Plan for reservation system at southern Utah’s Arches National Park is out — for now

Brian Maffly By Brian Maffly 3d ago

What did Utah win in the expansive lands bill? A new Jurassic park and a bigger, and hopefully better, Goblin Valley.

Brian Maffly By Brian Maffly 4d ago

Utah coal country’s push for a West Coast deep-water port resurfaces as Senate panel advances funding plan

Brian Maffly By Brian Maffly March 11

Utah may pump $10M into research for a different kind of nuclear power

Brian Maffly By Brian Maffly March 9

Bills aim to fund big oil and gas transport projects without oversight by state board

Brian Maffly By Brian Maffly March 9

Utah’s grand plan to preserve a wildlife and hunting haven on Tabby Mountain could fall prey to a private buyer

Brian Maffly By Brian Maffly March 6

Pipeline breach spills oil into southern Utah’s San Juan River

Brian Maffly By Brian Maffly March 5

Reservation system at Arches could deliver a $22M blow to Moab’s economy

Brian Maffly By Brian Maffly March 5

Gov. Herbert seeks relief from roadless protections on Utah’s forests; environmentalists fear unleashed logging

Brian Maffly By Brian Maffly March 1

Put more funding toward safeguarding air, land and water, Utahns say

Brian Maffly By Brian Maffly February 28

Lawmakers consider bills to help Utahns replace their old polluting cars, wood stoves and snowblowers

Brian Maffly By Brian Maffly February 27

Gila monster on its way to being named Utah’s state reptile

Brian Maffly By Brian Maffly February 26

Utah lawmakers may overrule cities’ plastic bag bans

Brian Maffly By Brian Maffly February 25

New dust-up surrounds Utah gravel pits: Bill seeks to limit ability to regulate them; critics say lawmaker has a conflict

Brian Maffly By Brian Maffly February 19

Contest offer: Pay $10 for a chance to go elk hunting in Utah with Trump Jr.

Brian Maffly By Brian Maffly February 18

Now there’s a $50 million plan to save Utah’s famous Bonneville Salt Flats, but will it work?

Brian Maffly By Brian Maffly February 17

Utah snowpack packed with water, but reservoirs remain low

Brian Maffly By Brian Maffly February 16

‘War on coal’ is over, Trump team trumpets, as it approves two Utah mining projects

Brian Maffly By Brian Maffly February 16

Battle over public land designations divides Utah lawmakers, too, as state bill seeks to usurp local control

Brian Maffly By Brian Maffly February 13

Utah House OKs bill that could pave way for EnergySolutions to bring in depleted uranium

Brian Maffly By Brian Maffly February 12

Utah needs to get serious about saving water, critics say, and this proposed conservation plan falls short

Brian Maffly By Brian Maffly February 12

In a first, Utah eco-group sues feds over San Juan energy leases that threaten the ‘last great frontier for American archaeology’

Brian Maffly By Brian Maffly February 7