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Environment

Unanimous vote in favor of zoning ordinance prohibits mine in Parleys Canyon
The Salt Lake County Council voted unanimously Tuesday for a zoning ordinance which will prohibit further development of mining operations in Parleys Canyon.

A proposal for a new mining operation prompted backlash from residents, concern from county leadership, and warnings from environmental health advocates.

Apr 5, 2022

Kayla Winn & Jim Spiewak

KUTV

Utahns encouraged to hold off on new landscaping
UTAH (ABC4) – As Utah’s housing market continues to boom while the drought continues to get worse, Utahns are being asked to delay putting in new landscaping. In particular, turf in the form of sod and grass seed.

“I think it’s important to understand the situation that we’re in,” Pineview Water Systems General Manager Ben Quick told ABC4. “This is eight out of 10 years of drought conditions.”

May 3, 2022

Kade Garner

ABC4

Opinion: When the last laugh is no laughing matter — our climate crisis response

Why did we wait so long to act on the shrinking Great Salt Lake? The options left are costly for this dire emergency.

In March 2019, Sen. Mike Lee took to the Senate floor and mocked Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over the Green New Deal legislation. Lee said, “The solution to climate change is not this unserious resolution … the solution to so many of our problems at all times and in all places is to fall in love, get married, and have some kids.”

Fast-forward just three years, Sen. Markey and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez may have had the last laugh. Except, what’s happening with the Great Salt Lake is no laughing matter.

Aug 6, 2022

Darlene McDonald

Deseret News