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Lake Powell pipeline plans to tap water promised to the Utes. Why the tribe sees it as yet another racially based scheme
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Lake Powell pipeline plans to tap water promised to the Utes. Why the tribe sees it as yet another racially based scheme

By Emma Penrod The following story was supported by funding from The Water Desk and was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. Utah politicians and water officials have for years insisted that there is ample water in the Colorado River to fill its planned 140-mile Lake Powell...

California Dreamin’?
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California Dreamin’?

As promontory landfill again seeks out-of-state waste, connections to California business charged in radioactive waste scandal emerge The following story was written and researched by Eric Peterson and Jennifer Greenlee of The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Box Elder News Journal After sitting empty for years on the north shore of the...

Air quality watchdogs struggle to track diesel emissions cheaters, despite a simple solution
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Air quality watchdogs struggle to track diesel emissions cheaters, despite a simple solution

By Emma Penrod The following story was written and reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Daily Herald and The Standard Examiner. When a federal court judge ordered reality television stars from the Diesel Brothers to pay an $850,000 fine for hundreds of violations of the Clean Air Act, Utah environmentalists...

Ogden bought an old building from a prominent local business. Inside was a mind-boggling stockpile of hazardous waste
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Ogden bought an old building from a prominent local business. Inside was a mind-boggling stockpile of hazardous waste

The following story was written by Leia Larsen for The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune. Ogden • Last year, when artist Collin Noortmann Chandler learned Ogden had purchased the old Swift meatpacking plant, with plans to demolish it, he wanted in. Rising above the banks of the Weber River...

Donate to the 2018 Air Quality Investigation!
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Donate to the 2018 Air Quality Investigation!

Update April 3, 2018: The Air Quality Investigation fund drive is now closed. Please check back later for our reporting on this important topic and thanks again to all those who donated! The Utah Investigative Journalism Project is very excited to announce a special campaign for 2018, a long-term investigation into the grimy issue on...

Out of Sight: Landfill near the Great Salt Lake could become one of the nation’s largest industrial waste repositories
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Out of Sight: Landfill near the Great Salt Lake could become one of the nation’s largest industrial waste repositories

The following story was written and reported by B. I. Empey and photographed by Chris Federer in partnership with The Utah Investigative Journalism Project and The Salt Lake Tribune. Gabriel Blackhelm has lived near the Great Salt Lake his entire life. He spends much of his time at the lake enjoying a place he knows...