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High court expands eligibility for Clean Air Act exemption

WASHINGTON — The <a href="https://apnews.com/hub/us-supreme-court">Supreme Court</a> on Friday said an expanded number of small refineries can seek an exemption from certain renewable fuel requirements.The high court <a ...

Utah ag officials target Japanese beetle in Weber, Davis counties and elsewhere

LAYTON — State agriculture officials hired a Layton company to spray in Weber, Davis and Salt Lake counties last spring for an invasive pest they want to eradicate from Utah.Now they’ll be watching, crossing their fingers that they’ve got the Japanese beetle population under control or at ...

John Curtis leads Republicans in launch of Conservative Climate Caucus

U.S. Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, announced on Wednesday the formation of the Conservative Climate Caucus, which will offer conservative solutions to climate change and other environmental issues.Standing outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday morning with a half dozen of his GOP colleagues, Curtis ...

Private recyclers prodding Ogden businesses to recycle glass, food scraps

OGDEN — Recycling isn’t just about setting aside the empty aluminum cans and cardboard generated in your home.Restaurants can do their part, and a pair of private recyclers are reaching out, hoping to get Ogden-area entrepreneurs to keep the empty bottles and food scraps they generate out ...

Utah lawmakers split over special session to address firework ban

Utah lawmakers are at odds about whether to hold a special session in order to grant local control over fireworks as the July holidays approach and as the state continues to face extreme drought conditions.The back-and-forth over which level of government has the authority to ban fireworks ...

Mitt Romney introduces bill to create federal wildfire commission

U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, is calling for the creation of a wildfire commission that would review federal wildfire policy and make recommendations to Congress.Romney introduced the Wildfire Mitigation and Management Commission Act of 2021 on Friday at a press conference in Draper. Standing ...