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Basin air quality--breathe easy

Aug. 15, 2017

In 2015, a Rolling Stone article claimed that poor air quality in the Uintah Basin, and Vernal in particular, was causing abnormally high numbers of fetal deaths. But what does air quality in the Uint...

Former EPA leader defends actions on Utah haze, ozone

May. 19, 2017

A plan to require new pollution controls at coal-fired power plants in Utah was among the Environmental Protection Agency's greatest accomplishments under the Obama administration, according to one of...

Researcher Says Uinta Basin's high ozone likely to result in EPA action

May. 18, 2017

Utah is home to one of only two places in the world where scientists see the unique formation of wintertime ozone, a pollutant that can negatively impact respiratory health....

Bingham Center partners with Utah DAQ to understand emissions from the oil and gas industry

Feb. 07, 2017

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality released their annual environmental report this week, summarizing their work in 2016. One positive development cited in the report took place in the Uinta...

Utah Air Quality conference to be held on March 30th

Feb. 07, 2017

Air Quality: Science for Solutions is a new annual conference on air quality, especially for Utah and the Intermountain West. It began with a pair of conferences by the same name hosted by the Utah D...

National Parks Fail EPA Ozone Mandates

Sep. 14, 2016

Of the 26 parks that are not in compliance, the biggest violator is Dinosaur National Monument, home to 1,500 dinosaur fossils and a popular white-water rafting destination on the Colorado-Utah border...

EPA's Lower Ozone Standard Will Disproportionately Impact the Intermountain West

Sep. 14, 2016

On October 1, 2015, EPA finalized the new primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for Ozone at 70 parts per billion (ppb), which is more stringent than the current 2008 Ozone NAAQS of 75...

NASA: Background Ozone a Major Issue in U.S. West

Sep. 14, 2016

Levels of "background ozone" -- ozone pollution present in a region but not originating from local, human-produced sources -- are high enough in Northern California and Nevada that they leave little r...

Court backs state, EPA on Uintah Basin's pollution designation

Sep. 14, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY -- A federal court ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency engaged in "reasoned decision-making" in its ozone pollution classifications for multiple areas across the country...

Officials say Utah can attain EPA's new lower ozone standard

Sep. 14, 2016

The newly released national ambient air standard for ozone should be within Utah's grasp, state regulators say, but environmental groups believe the standard falls short of protecting public health....

EPA Strengthens the Air Quality Standards for Ground-Level Ozone

Sep. 14, 2016

On October 1, 2015, EPA strengthened the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone to 70 parts per billion (ppb)....

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