Transparency in Government: DEQ’s Commitment to You

By DEQ Communications Office “Government records belong to the citizens of the state, who have a legal right to open and fair access.” – Utah’s GRAMA and Open Government website March 11-17, 2018 was Sunshine Week, a nationwide celebration of the benefits of open access to public information to citizens, communities, and government. Utah held …

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Utah Attorney General’s Office: Meet the Environment Section

By Craig Anderson, Guest Blogger DEQ invites guest bloggers to share their thoughts on issues that impact our environment. We appreciate their insights and the opportunity to broaden the conversation with others in the community. What do attorneys do for the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)? What is our role? What are our successes? I …

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GRAMA Increases Government Transparency

By Jenny Potter Have you ever tried to look for a government record but not been sure where or how to find it? Utah’s Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA), enacted in 1991, gives you the ability to review or make copies of public records. The law improves government transparency by making it easier …

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