Utah Stories Interviews Dr. Moench about Air Quality

November 12th, 2019

On November 7th, Utah Stories did a lengthy interview with Dr. Brian Moench, UPHE President and founder, discussing the latest medical studies on air pollution. Studies demonstrate that poor air
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Killer Pesticides for the Inland Port – Op Ed

November 4th, 2019

In an Op Ed in the SL Tribune, UPHE President, Dr. Brian Moench, explains how the pesticides that will likely be used for suppression of mosquitoes with the development of
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Lead Prevention Week

October 28th, 2019

October 20th – 26th was National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Awareness of lead poisoning is important, especially in Utah where children and pregnant women are at risk as evidenced by
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Increased US Air Pollutants

October 24th, 2019

Fox 13 did a good job of addressing the national story that in the US, for the first time in many years, the air pollution is getting worse. This increase
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Port Board Meeting & Public Opposition

October 22nd, 2019

Thanks to everyone who came out to the official “port” meeting yesterday and either protested or testified. It is very important that the obvious public resistance to this “terrible, horrible,
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Mayoral Candidates & How the Port Became the #1 Issue

October 21st, 2019

The dirty energy inland port is THE issue in the race for Salt Lake City Mayor. Robert Gehrke of the Salt Lake Tribune gives a brief but important explanation of
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UDOT Turning the Legacy Parkway into a Freeway

October 21st, 2019

UPHE condemns the move by UDOT to turn the Legacy Parkway into just another freeway, increasing the speed limit and allowing big rig trucks. The Desert News published an article
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Press Conference Addressing Inland Port Construction

October 17th, 2019

UPHE joined other groups at a press conference on October 16, 2019 in calling for an immediate cessation of warehouse construction activity in the one area within the port boundaries
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Envision Utah’s Report on the Port

October 15th, 2019

Envision Utah released their 241-page report about the public perception of the Utah Inland Port, and the feedback from the report was overwhelmingly clear: Utahns are concerned about the environmental impacts the
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Dioxins

October 9th, 2019

Dioxins have long been recognized as near the top of a long list of the most toxic chemicals. Human exposure to dioxins comes from industrial emissions, incinerators, and wood and
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Fixing illegally modified diesel trucks

September 25th, 2019

Ogden Standard Examiner ran a nice article about the status of our lawsuit against the Diesel Brothers. This new development is the agreement that UPHE signed with Davis County to
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Letter: Myths about the inland port

September 24th, 2019

This is in response to the guest editorial by Mr. Derek Miller, Port Board Authority Chairman, that appeared in the Deseret News on August 28. As the leaders of several
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Mosquitoes are a big problem for the inland port

September 20th, 2019

On the front page of Sunday’s Salt Lake Tribune there is an important article on an inland port issue that so far has gotten much less attention than it deserves.
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2019 SLC VegFest

September 16th, 2019

Jonny, Georgie, and Bert had a great time representing UPHE at the 2019 SLC VegFest on Saturday, September 14th. We were able to education festival goers on two main topics
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Letter to Herbert on Rainforest

September 16th, 2019

On September 16th, 2019 UPHE, Center for Biological Diversity, Great Salt Lake Audubon, SLC Air Protectors, and Utah Moms for Clean Air sent a letter to Governor Gary Herbert urging
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Death by Coorporation on KRCL

September 16th, 2019

On Thursday evening, Sept. 12, our President, Dr. Brian Moench, and Executive Director, Jonny Vasic, were on KRCL’s radioactive program discussing “barefoot economics,” a more sustainable philosophy of economic growth,
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Utah physicians group suing auto parts store for alleged environmental violations

September 10th, 2019

“As a community, we should be doing everything we can to clean up our air,” said Dr. Brian Moench, the president of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment. “I think
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Utah Physicians Sue 4 Wheel Parts

September 6th, 2019

Utah Physicians Sue 4 Wheel Parts for Selling Pollution Control Defeat Devices 4 Wheel Parts charged with selling and installing defeat parts that increase harmful air pollution along Utah’s Wasatch Front  (September
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Clean out Utah’s Bad Air

August 29th, 2019

All air pollution matters. Even small increases cause significant damage to public health, affecting virtually all of us, even if we don’t have obvious symptoms. By Brian Moench  Aug 29, 2019, 10:00am MDTFor
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The Amazon is Burning

August 26th, 2019

At UPHE we try hard to focus on state and local issues, and our number one priority is air quality. The important theme this week has been what air pollution
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Press Conference About the Dangers of Ozone

August 22nd, 2019

UPHE held a press conference on Tuesday, August 21, 2019 to discuss a new study from the Journal of American Medical Association that details the danger of ozone pollution, an
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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.