Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The EPA Rule on Ozone Levels and the Intermountain West

The EPA Rule on Ozone Levels Recently, the US Environmental Protection Agency (the “EPA”) published an administrative rule that requires states to lower atmospheric ozone levels to 60-70 parts per billion. For states in the Intermountain West, where the level of naturally occurring ozone (or “background concentrations”) routinely reaches 60 – 75 ppb, it’s going to be tough to comply. According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-led research, it’s not a problem limited to inversion prone valleys like Salt Lake and Cache. “We expected we were going to see intrusions big enough, individual events, which would…

Complaint in Lawsuit against Obama Admin for Executive Action on Immigration [UPH Wire]

Complaint against Obama Admin for Executive Action on Immigration UPH Wire is a public service, posting the press releases from candidates, parties, government entities, non-profits, and other related political entities. But for minor edits for formatting purposes, the Hub does not revise press releases. To publish your press releases, meeting minutes, or other information, please send it to

The Salt City Throwdown: Episode 30 “A Biker, a Curmudgeon, and the Salt City Throwdown”.

We’re back! After a long extended break, a couple canned episodes and a best of episode, the Salt City Throwdown returns. This week on the Throwdown, from the Salt Lake City Weekly, we have special guest and City Weekly reporter, Eric S. Peterson.We talk about his background, his work, and how the John Swallow/Mark Shurtleff scandal and other major stories he has covered broke, and the future of AltWeekly news papers, and the newspaper industry in general.

Education funding: How much more do we spend before we fix it?

Education has long been “the third rail” of Utah politics. Grab the rail, and it will shock you. The education our children receive now, is vital to not only the future of our state, but the entire nation. Investing in education now, means educated adults later, which in turn provides a better work force and a stronger society. Not just economically, but in the idea of “community” as well. However, Education gets a free pass in the media, as well as the legislature as a whole. Lets sit back and…