Matt Pacenza

First guest is Matt Pacenza with HEAL Utah.  HEAL is hosting its 14th annual breakfast fundraiser this Thursday with Shawn McGrath, former EPA Regional Administer as keynote speaker. Then Daisy Fair from Copper Moose Farm stops by to discuss their open house happening this Saturday the 20th. Finally, three students from Park City Day School come in to discuss their efforts to raise awareness and money in support of Bonanza Flat.

Joining Nell and Chris to provide legislative updates is Matt Pacenza, the executive director of the environmental activist group Heal Utah.  He updates us on what senate and house bills and resolutions have already passed with respect to our environment, and what bills remain under consideration.

  Matt Pacenza, executive Director of Heal Utah, joins Chris and Nell as the Utah Legislature nears the end of its winter session.  Matt brings us up to date on a number of bills that address energy and environmental policy. Then in the second part of the show, Jeff McCarthy joins us.  Jeff is the director of the Environmental Humanities Graduate Program at the University of Utah.

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On this episode of This Green Earth, host Chris Cherniak spoke with Matt Pacenza, Executive Director of HEAL Utah about the 2015 Utah State Legislative Session. Paul Murphy of Rocky Mountain Power also joined the show to talk about several of their environmental initiatives, including several Wattsmart programs.

Heal Utah is coming out against the proposed fee on Utah households who produce their own energy - and will be in Park City Tuesday to give residents ideas about how to fight it. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

First, Nick Comerford, University of Florida professor discusses soil erosion and soil loss.  Soil is a non-renewable resource, and once gone, it's nearly impossible to replace.  Then, Matt Pacenza, Policy Director with HEAL Utah comes on the second half to discuss Rocky Mountain Power's request to add a monthly $4.25 fee to owners of solar panels.

 

Chris and Nell first speak with Matt Pacenza, Policy Director at HEAL Utah, about the upcoming "clean air" bills being sent to the Utah State Legislature.Then they speak with Ken Wishnia, author of the environmental crime novel "The Glass Factory".

 

Hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson welcome entomologist Dennis vanEnglesdorp to This Green to talk about his recent paper on the health of bees gathering pollen from plants sprayed with insecticides and other chemicals. The the policy director of HEAL Utah Matt Pacenza talks about why the state needs to pursue cleaner renewable energy resource and why the public should be involved.

vanEnglesdorp's TED Video: