Category: Featured

A New Workplace
My Experience with the Remote Work Pilot

Recently, the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget invited the Utah Department of Environmental Quality to participate in a remote work pilot program that is an integral part of the A New Workplace initiative. In this week’s #UtahDEQBlog, we take a look at Utah’s teleworking initiative is changing the way we work at DEQ.

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Utah State of the Environment Report

2019 State of the Environment Report

This week, DEQ released its annual State of the Environment Report. This end-of-year report provides a comprehensive look at agency activities and initiatives in 2019 that improved Utah’s environment and quality of life and created new economic opportunities. 

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Sole-Source Conversions Good for Air Quality, Homeowners

This week’s blog is from 2015 and highlights the popular woodstove exchange program. Last week, The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released the 2020 registration schedule for the overwhelmingly popular grant program to convert operating wood-burning fireplaces to cleaner-burning natural gas or electric. Online registration will take place across the Wasatch Front and Cache …

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Healthy Watersheds for a Healthy Utah

Healthy Watersheds for a Healthy Utah

Wherever you are, you’re standing in a watershed. Learn more about watersheds, DEQ’s role in protecting these precious water resources, and what you can do to help keep our watersheds healthy.

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I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

The holidays are typically a time to go all out. So many decisions to make—food, decorations, parties and gifts. This year, however, there’s something else to consider when you start decking the halls. How can this year be more environmentally friendly than the last? Here are seven ideas to help your dreams of a green Christmas come true.

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Geneva Steel Remediation Work

Geneva Steel Remediation Work
Coal Tar Pond near Vineyard, Utah

On November 8, 2019, the Utah County Health Department (UCHD) reported that an odor coming from the former Geneva Steel Mill over the previous few weeks had been causing nausea in residents near the facility. At the time of the report, U. S. Steel was cleaning up coal tar ponds. Coal tar is a by-product …

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 #IamUtahDEQ: Grateful to Live in Utah

DEQ employees love living in Utah and they are some of the state’s greatest advocates. In this week’s blog post the scientists, engineers and staff share some of the reasons they are grateful to live in the Beehive State. Happy Thanksgiving!

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#IamUtahDEQ: 2019 Harmful Algal Bloom Update

The hard-working scientists of DWQ’s Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Program spent the past five months visiting and analyzing data from 800 sites across 65 different water bodies in Utah. Learn more about this valuable team in this week’s blog post.

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