User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
Category: Environmental Health
Last updated: May 21 2017 03:56 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Op-ed: Building energy efficiency to improve air quality 21.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
In the Utah Foundation’s 2016 Utah Priorities Project survey, Utah voters statewide ranked air quality as the second most important issue in 2016, and voters along the Wasatch Front ranked air quality as the number one most important issue. This won’t be news to anyone. In fact, the American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2017 report ranks the Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem area as the seventh worst in the U.S. for shorter-term spikes in particle pollution, a regular occurrence during wintertime...
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Environment groups urge Hickenlooper not to fight appeals court ruling that prioritizes public health and safety 16.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Environmental groups want the governor to intervene and stop the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission's appeal of a court case that prioritized health and safety over fossil fuel extraction.
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Diesel vehicles pollute 4.6 million tons more than industry tests detect – causing 38,000 early deaths 16.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
University of Colorado researchers say the problem is in the testing before diesel-engine vehicles are sold. They're not tested under real driving conditions -- going fast, in cold weather, at high altitudes or idling for long periods.
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Harvard study suggests some NFL health and safety changes 15.5.2017 Denver Post: Business
The physical demands are different. The types and severity of injuries are different. And the economics can vary wildly. But there are several common threads shared by professional sports leagues when it comes to health and safety issues and a new report from the Harvard Law School sought to identify, study and compare them.
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Trump’s environmental policies threaten Colorado 5.5.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
President Trump has proposed 30 actions that threaten our environment and health, including cuts to national park budgets that already have a backlog of $203 million in Colorado.
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Advocates urge public action on Utah air quality 4.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
More Utah residents and community leaders need to speak out against air pollution, advocates said Tuesday. Air-quality campaigners are enlivened after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency labeled two Utah communities as “serious” nonattainment areas — a decision that essentially censures the state for failing to meet a 2015 deadline on complying with federal rules for small particulate pollution. The Salt Lake City and Provo metro areas, including Davis and Weber counties and parts of Tooel...
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100 days: Inside the agency Trump aims to dismantle 28.4.2017 High Country News Most Recent
A look back at the first 100 days of the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Pass legislation to protect Colorado children from lead poisoning 24.4.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
House Bill 1306 is a common-sense bill that will help protect Colorado children from lead poisoning. It introduces an opportunity to catch sources of lead contamination before children are harmed.
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Washington Post Op-ed: Trump's anti-LGBT Army secretary nominee thinks veterans like me have 'a disease' 23.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Like Mark Green — President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Army — I served my country in uniform. I was proud to be an infantry officer and retired honorably after 34 years. But as a transgender member of the military, I hid my authentic self for decades to continue serving the country I love. Unlike Green, I was forced to serve in silence the entire time, but I won’t be silent now. I respect his Iraq War service as an Army flight surgeon, but the disrespect — the bigotry — he’s sho... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Embattled EPA pitches 40 “quick fixes” to slow poisoning of water at inactive Colorado mines 23.4.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
"Funding is a question. We certainly will be requesting money this year. We will start the work as soon as the funding is available - no earlier than probably the fourth quarter this year." - EPA remedial project manager Rebecca Thomas
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Salt Lake debuts on list of ozone-polluted cities 19.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City now ranks among the worst U.S. cities for ozone and particulate pollution, a new report says. The Salt Lake metro area, including Provo and Orem, was the 20th worst city for elevated concentrations of ozone, according to the American Lung Association’s latest State of the Air Report, which ranks and grades cities and counties by the number of days their air is deemed “unhealthy” under standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Based on air quality readings between ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Making the cannabis industry green(er) 14.4.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Cultivating marijuana is energy intensive, expensive and industry leaders prefer environmental sustainability as it actually increases profitability. Could we do more? Absolutely.
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Rocky Mountain Power plan violates EPA ruling, critics say 6.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A day after it was filed with state regulators, Rocky Mountain Power’s latest 20-year strategic plan has come under fire by critics who say elements of the proposal would violate federal law. The 300-page Integrated Resource Plan, filed Tuesday with the Utah Public Service Commission, selects a “preferred” scenario in which the state’s largest electrical utility does not install specific pollution-control systems at its two coal-fired power plants in Utah. A 2016 decision by the U.S. Environment...
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Critics say Rocky Mountain Power plan violates EPA ruling 6.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A day after it was filed with state regulators, Rocky Mountain Power’s latest 20-year strategic plan has come under fire by critics who say elements of the proposal would violate federal law. The 300-page Integrated Resource Plan, filed Tuesday with the Utah Public Service Commission, selects a “preferred” scenario in which the state’s largest electrical utility does not install specific pollution control-systems at its two coal-fired power plants in Utah. A 2016 decision by the U.S. Environment... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Study: Dirty air from global trade kills at home and abroad 30.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A study that measures the human toll of air pollution from global manufacturing and trade shows how buying goods made far away can lead to premature deaths both there and close to home.
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Dirty air from global trade kills at home, abroad 30.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • A study that measures the human toll of air pollution from global manufacturing and trade shows how buying goods made far away can lead to premature deaths both there and close to home. More than 750,000 people die prematurely from dirty air every year that is generated by making goods in one location that will be sold elsewhere, about one-fifth of the 3.45 million premature deaths from air pollution. The study says 12 percent of those deaths, about 411,000 people, are a result of ...
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Seen: Pot of gold raised for non-profit at Green Tie Gala 25.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
More than 400 guests raised $188,759 to continue his agency's work in providing affordable, culturally sensitive and comprehensive health care to low-income residents in the metro area.
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Traffic pollution poses invisible health risk for dozens of Denver schools 25.3.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
A new online mapping tool, part of a joint investigative project by two nonprofit news organizations, the Center for Public Integrity and Reveal, puts the issue in stark relief. Residents across Colorado and the nation can easily check which schools fall into red zones where traffic volume, and the accompanying air pollution, is worst, and orange zones where traffic volume is lower, but still potentially problematic for kids and staff who may spend long hours at their schools.
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Colorado appeals court says state must protect health and environment before allowing oil and gas drilling 24.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The Colorado Court of Appeals sided with a group of teenagers Thursday, reversing a lower court and elevating protection of public health and the environment to "a condition that must be fulfilled" by the state before oil and gas drilling can be done.
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Suncor oil refinery spewed hundreds of pounds of toxic gases over Denver — again — after Xcel power outage 17.3.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Malfunctions at the Suncor oil refinery just north of Denver triggered toxic belches spewing more than 100 pounds of hydrogen sulfide and more than 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide gas into the air this week, exceeding state air quality limits.
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