CATALYST

Topic: Environmental Politics

Don’t put away your “Protect Bears Ears” T-shirts just yet

On December 28, 2016, President Obama established a new Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah. Hip, hip hooray! But don’t put away your “Protect Bears Ears” T-shirts ju …

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Save our water

While Salt Lake City has been working to protect the city’s watershed with a proposed Wasatch Wilderness and Watershed Protection Act (yet unpassed), the State of Utah Quality Grow …

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Advocates promote clean air policies

Photo: Stephanie Felts On January 21, clean air advocates rallied at the Utah State Capitol urging State legislators to adopt a list of 19 policies to help clean up dirty air along …

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And the Rubber Dodo Award goes to…

Utah Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT-1)— “For leading a fanatical campaign to give away America’s iconic public lands, our forests, deserts and wildlife refuges to state and private o …

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Congress declares public lands “worthless”

On their very first day in session, the Republican-controlled 115th U.S. Congress launched a fresh attack on Utah’s public lands. The House passed a rule that defines public lands …

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Help keep an eye on the Utah Legislature

Now is the time to sign up for e-mail action alerts from your favorite environmental groups. The 2017 General Session of the Utah Legislature started January 23 and runs through Ma …

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Save Bonanza Flats

Bonanza Flats is for sale, and it could go to developers or to open space. The 1,400 acre property is located on Guardsman’s Pass between Deer Valley, Park City and Brighton. Park …

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Environews: February 2017

Environmental news from around the state and the West. Rising from the center of the southeastern Utah landscape and visible from every direction are twin buttes so distinctive tha …

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The Antiquities Act from Roosevelt to Obama

Europe has its castles; the United States has its majestic mountains, seas and more. During his eight years in office, President Obama used the Antiquities Act of 1906 to establish …

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Environews: Brownfields grant for Centro Civico Mexicano

Environmental justice and social justice came together when the Centro Civico Mexicano (CCM) on Salt Lake City’s west side received a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Pro …

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