Fireworks, Health and Air Quality

August 15th, 2019

Some people may not like to hear it or want to go without fireworks to celebrate the 4th and 24th of July, but these pyrotechnic displays also produce high concentrations
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Environmental groups raise alarm over mislabeled nuclear waste shipments through Utah

August 15th, 2019

By Lee Davidson · Published: July 29 Updated: July 29, 2019 Environmental activists say Utahans living near freeways and railroads may have been endangered by recent shipments of incorrectly labeled radioactive waste headed to
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Politicians and Pollution

August 15th, 2019

Politicians at every level play a huge role in solving or not solving our environmental problems, especially our air pollution. There is currently a controversy over some SLC mayoral candidates
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Eat Less Meat

August 15th, 2019

The latest UN report on the climate crisis spells out how meat intensive diets, poor agricultural and land use practices and deforestation are major contributors to the alarming climate trends.
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Pollinators and Pesticides

August 15th, 2019

According to a National Geographic article, “America’s agricultural landscape is now 48 times more toxic to honeybees, and likely other insects, than it was 25 years ago, almost entirely due
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Air Pollution and the Inland Port

August 15th, 2019

Written by Dr. Brian Moench Thousands of studies have established that air pollution is a broad-based health hazard, provoking a long list of diseases very similar in type and scope
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Ozone is Comparable to Smoking

August 15th, 2019

When UPHE was formed in 2007, we compared air pollution to smoking cigarettes. For example, air pollution typical of winter inversions was the equivalent of smoking cigarettes, about a half
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Groups sue over Alton Coal mine expansion in southern Utah

April 18th, 2019

By Amy Joi O’Donoghue, KSL | Posted – Apr 16th, 2019 @ 4:09pm SALT LAKE CITY — Multiple environmental groups teamed up Tuesday to file a lawsuit against the U.S.
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Trump Administration Ignores Environmental Impacts of Mining 30 Million Tons of Coal near Bryce Canyon National Park

April 17th, 2019

Lawsuit Seeks Improved Pollution and Climate Analysis of the Alton Coal Mine Expansion in Utah Tuesday, April 16, 2019 SALT LAKE CITY, UT – A lawsuit against the Trump Administration’s
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UPHE Prevails in Major Lawsuit

March 21st, 2019

Immediate Release  Thursday, March 14, 2019 Contacts: Dr. Brian Moench – Board President, UPHE 801-243-9089 drmoench@yahoo.com Reed Zars – Attorney 307-760-6268 reed@zarslaw.com Jonny Vasic – Executive Director, UPHE 385-707-3677 jvasicuphe@gmail.com UTAH PHYSICIANS FOR
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‘Diesel Brothers’ held liable for violating Clean Air Act

March 15th, 2019

The end of a long lawsuit against the Diesel Brothers confirmed complaints that they were not complying with the Clean Air Act and Utah Law, are true. The Utah Physicians
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VICTORY: UPHE Prevail in Major Lawsuit; read the courts decision.

March 15th, 2019

2019 3-12 UPHE v. Diesel Brothers summary judgment decision: VICTORY: UPHE Prevail in Major Lawsuit; read the courts decision: (pdf download) 2019 3-12 UPHE v. Diesel Brothers summary judgment decision
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UPHE ED, Jonny Vasic, has Op Ed in the Tribune about the dangers of the dirty inland port

February 21st, 2019

Commentary: Inland port is an air quality disaster waiting to happen Last summer The Salt Lake Tribune ran an editorial on the proposed inland port. The editorial acknowledged what few lawmakers
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Dr. John MacFarlane is featured in the Salt Lake Tribune

October 11th, 2018

UPHE’s newest member of the Board of Directors, John MacFarlane, is featured in this Tribune article about the health issues associated with the expansion plans of Geneva Rock’s gravel mine at
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UPHE Op Ed on Geneva in the Deseret News

September 12th, 2018

UPHE Board President, Dr. Brian Moench, has an Op Ed in the Deseret News on Wed. Sept. 12, on why we should not allow expansion of the Geneva Gravel Pit.