An appeals court said it won't reconsider a ruling dismissing lawsuits that were filed against the federal government for rescinding oil and gas leases near national parks in Utah.
A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit court of Appeals ruled in September that energy companies missed a 90-day deadline to sue. Two companies sought a review by the full appeals court. The court said Thursday the requests were denied.
Utah’s legislative session began Monday and a new poll shows education is the top priority among voters. More than 500 Utahns were asked questions about the what issues concern them the most in the state and this year, the poll shows voters are more willing to pay more to make public education stronger.
The Logan High School band, two choirs and a percussion ensemble returned on Jan. 22 from a six day trip in Washington D.C. where they competed in a national music competition and attended Monday's inauguration. We spoke with Isabella Muffoletto, a senior at Logan High School, about the experience.
The Utah Political Capitol (UPC) group is launching a new initiative to encourage Utahns to interact with their representatives, and make state politics more accessible to the average state resident. Eric Ethington is the Managing Editor of the UPC and said it's vital the community is involved.
A group of doctors wants Utah Governor Gary Herbert to do more about the state’s air pollution. Wednesday, a handful of doctors delivered a letter signed by over 100 healthcare professionals declaring Utah’s continued inversions a public health emergency.
President of the Utah Physicians of a Healthy Environment Brian Moench says the letter contains ideas of how the state can reduce pollution.
“We could reduce freeway speeds to 55 mph. We should be making all mass transit free for the remainder of the winter season and asking the legislature to make the revenue lost to the UTA.”
Utah is stepping up its efforts to preserve its natural beauty. Wednesday morning, Governor Gary Herbert released what he is calling “The State of Utah Outdoor Recreation Vision."
The outdoor industry plays a major roll in Utah’s economy. In 2011 the Outdoor industry sector contributed nearly 6 billion dollars to the state’s economy. Now, Governor Gary Herbert says its time to establish guiding principles to enhance outdoor recreation for Utahns as well as tourists.
Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker wants the state to do more to address air quality. Currently, the Wasatch Front has some of the worst air in the country, but Becker says state law is preventing more from being done.
Utah Governor Gary Herbert and U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch have awarded the energy technology innovation of the year award to Utah State University’s wireless power transfer team for their wirelessly-charged Aggie Bus. The Aggie Bus is charged using a pad mounted underneath the vehicle. When the bus stops to load and unload passengers, another pad at the stop location transfers energy to the bus. This constant wireless recharging of the battery keeps the bus on route all day.