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Brian Maffly Reporter
  • Salt Lake City
  • The Salt Lake Tribune
  • 801-573-2382

Brian Maffly covers Utah's public lands for The Salt Lake Tribune.

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The Salt Lake Tribune

Focus Areas

  • Public Land
  • Environment

293 Articles
about 11 hours ago

Quarry expansion at Point of the Mountain gets ‘tentative approval’ despite objections from Drape...

One of Utah’s largest quarries may soon be getting bigger, upsetting nearby residents already weary of the noise and ...

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about 11 hours ago

Legislature gave $1 million to sell company’s ‘roller felling’ to federal land managers

The Legislature gave $1 million to a group that bulldozes forests as a way to restore aspen, but does the method work?

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4 days ago

Cox signs wildlife bill that includes year-round cougar hunting, trapping

Gov. Spencer Cox on Friday signed a wide-ranging wildlife bill that includes controversial provisions that open a yea...

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5 days ago

Should Utah be exporting its alfalfa?

Part of Utah's alfalfa harvest is exported, raising questions about the wisdom of using Utah's precious water to feed...

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6 days ago

Utah lawmakers throw yet another wad of cash at anti-wolf activists

Utah lawmakers are giving another $500,000 to anti-wolf activists, this time to recruit Midwestern hunters to push fo...

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12 days ago

Utah counties to issue $2 billion in bonds to support oil railroad

A group of Utah counties is poised to issue $2 billion in tax-exempt bonds to finance the construction of an 85-mile ...

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13 days ago

World’s smallest rabbit faces possible extinction, groups warn

Several environmental groups filed a petition seeking federal protection for the pygmy rabbit, a tiny ground-dwelling...

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17 days ago

Legislators breathe a little life into coal power plant due to be retired

GOP lawmakers hoping to forestall the 2025 retirement of Utah's largest power plant have settled on a compromise HB42...

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19 days ago

Legislature allows year-round cougar hunting by any hunter

If Gov. Cox signs HB469 into law, any licensed hunter can shoot or trap cougars year round, marking a radical shift i...

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20 days ago

Power plant bill won’t save coal-fired electricity

HB425 would require the state to explore ways to keep coal-fired power plants operating after their scheduled retirem...

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22 days ago

Utah looks to rein in US Magnesium emissions

Utah environmental regulators look to rein in emissions from US Magnesium plant, a leading contributor to Salt Lake C...

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24 days ago

State officials push plan to keep Utah coal-fired power plant burning

A Utah company has a plan in motion to rescue the coal-fired IPP from demolition by retrofitting it with pollution co...

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