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Federal agencies seek public input on the TWE Project

DENVER, Feb. 14, 2011 - The Bureau of Land Management and Western Area Power Administration are seeking public comments as part of the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the TransWest Express Transmission Project - a regional transmission system upgrade that will deliver 3,000 megawatts of clean energy from Wyoming to the Desert Southwest.

FIELD STUDY OF SMOGGY INVERSIONS TO END; Problem Hits Basins from LA to Tehran, Salt Lake to Mexico

FIELD STUDY OF SMOGGY INVERSIONS TO END; Problem Hits Basins from LA to Tehran, Salt Lake to Mexico


            Feb. 2, 2011 - During the past two months, researchers launched weather balloons, drove instrument-laden cars and flew a glider to study winter inversions that often choke Salt Lake City in smog and trap dirty air in other urban basins worldwide.

           

            The field campaign - part of a three-year study by the University of Utah and other institutions - ends Monday, Feb. 7 as atmospheric scientists begin analyzing data they collected to learn how weather conditions contribute to inversions, which occur when warmer air aloft holds cold air near the ground, trapping pollutants.

           

Rio Tinto Holds Informational Meetings on Cornerstone Project Proposal

Kennecott Utah Copper’s Bingham Canyon Mine has
been a part of this community for 108 years. Some
would say that is a long haul. We’d rather look at it as
an impressive beginning.
Join Kennecott Utah Copper to learn more about the
Cornerstone Project, which is our proposed plan to extend
the life of our mining operation to 2028 and beyond.
Information about the Cornerstone Project plan, graphics and
facts sheets can be found at www.kennecott.com

South Jordan     Wed., Feb.

Mayor Becker Expects Chevron to Wait on Pipeline Restart

SALT LAKE CITY - Mayor Ralph Becker is asking Chevron Pipe Line Company to hold off on a federally approved pipeline restart for the Hanna-to-Salt Lake City section of an interstate crude oil pipeline, pending the opportunity for the City and its outside consultant to thoroughly evaluate the restart plan.

GROUNDBREAKING TO BE HELD FOR 125-UNIT AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMPLEX IN DOWNTOWN SALT LAKE CITY JAN. 18

Salt Lake City-The groundbreaking for a seven-story, 125-unit residential community that will be known as Providence Place Apartments at 309 E. 100 S. will be held Jan. 18 at 3 p.m.  The public is invited to attend.

2011 Salt Lake Housing Forecast Numbers to be Released Today

The Salt Lake Board of REALTORS® will hold its 2011 Salt Lake Housing Forecast breakfast at the Little America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City on Tuesday Jan. 11 at 8 a.m.

Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior vice president of research for the National Association of REALTORS®, will be this year's keynote speaker.

Dr. Yun will speak on recent developments in the housing market (national and local) and the direction of home prices in the next 12 to 24 months. He will also address subprime loans and the foreclosure impact on the housing industry.

Salt Lake County Animal Services Announces 2010 as Another Record Breaking Year

Salt Lake County, UT - Salt Lake County Animal Services announces record breaking number of adoptions and overall animal saved rates at the County Shelter.