Current Events Utah

An Open Letter to Rep. James Matheson

Dear Rep. Matheson — I cannot believe that you support removing the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to implement water quality guidance for mountaintop removal sites (as demonstrated by your vote in roll call #129, supporting amendment #109 to H.R.1). I cannot believe that you support removing the EPA’s authority to protect citizens and residents of […]

Word Play

Poetry Friday

LEAVES 1 Every October it becomes important, no, necessary to see the leaves turning, to be surrounded by leaves turning; it’s not just the symbolism, to confront in the death of the year your death, one blazing farewell appearance, though the irony isn’t lost on you that nature is most seductive when it’s about to […]

Cycling

Yet another reason …

… to skip this year’s Olympics in Beijing. Beijing pollution risky for endurance athletes BEIJING (Reuters) – Endurance events at the Beijing Olympics could pose a health risk if they are staged on heavily polluted days, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday, although it was prepared to reschedule such events. Hein Verbruggen, chairman of […]