Bill targeting emissions from old cars amended to promote hydrocarbon highways

Bill targeting emissions from old cars amended to promote hydrocarbon highways

Bait and switch? Environmentalists argue SB51 poses a misuse of federal mineral royalties.

Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune A BLM sign competes with oil wells for attention along the Nine Mile Canyon National Backcountry Byway in Duchesne County, Tuesday January 19, 2016.

On its face, Sen. Wayne Harper’s SB51 is the kind of bill few would oppose. It looks to close a loophole that allows many older cars and trucks to qualify as “vintage” vehicles, exempt from emissions testing requirements.

Currently, vehicles manufactured before 1991 are not subject to emission inspections under the logic that such a vehicle is a collectors’ item that rarely leaves the garage. SB51 would require the owners to demonstrate that their older vehicles, which emit far more pollution than newer ones, deserve vintage status before qualifying for the exemption.

But last week, without much explanation, Harper, a Taylorsville Republican, replaced the bill with a substitute that does something else entirely: amend the state’s so-called Throughput Infrastructure Fund so it can be used toward “a highway used primarily for the transportation of hydrocarbons.”

Say what? What’s that got to do with vintage automobiles?

Almost nothing and the environmental community was quick to see something sneaky and untoward, like a backdoor attempt to fund a controversial highway proposed through Utah’s scenic Book Cliffs, connecting the Uinta Basin oil patch with Interstate 70.

“It seems that the Legislature is planning to greenlight the use of Throughput Infrastructure Fund money to build roads for the fossil fuel industry. This money, which was ‘laundered’ by the Legislature, originated as federal Mineral Lease Act funds which are supposed to be used to mitigate the impact of fossil fuel development, not to help the fossil fuel industry,” said Deeda Seed, a Utah-based organizer with the Center for Biological Diversity. “This would be an appalling and highly questionable use of these funds.”

At the Feb. 3 meeting of the House Transportation Committee, Harper said that officials from the Uinta Basin want to tap the infrastructure fund to fix roads being chewed up by oil tankers.

“When the roads fail, you have more wear and tear, you have more emissions,” Harper said. “Could you use those excess funds to repair those roads? And we’re clarifying that you can.”

Missing from Harper’s presentation was critical background. The Legislature in 2018 established the infrastructure fund with $53 million in federal mineral royalties extracted from the Permanent Community Impact Fund, commonly called the CIB. The fund is intended to support the construction of big projects that move Utah mineral commodities to market, and the Legislature gave priority to a “bulk commodities ocean terminal.”

At the time Utah was looking to partner with developers in Oakland, Calif., to build a rail-to-ship coal-loading terminal on the San Francisco Bay waterfront. Mired in controversy and litigation, the coal-handling components of that project are no longer possible under a deal last week resolving lawsuits between the port developers and the city of Oakland. The developers agreed to move forward on the project without coal, as Oakland officials have been demanding for several years.

The demise of a coal terminal in Oakland frees up the $53 million to be spent on something else geared toward mineral transportation. The throughput fund’s enabling legislation in 2016, SB246, identifies pipelines, railroads and transmission lines as potential recipients, but it did not specify roads and highways.

SB51, which passed the Senate unanimously on Jan. 19, would clear the way for these funds to be used on conventional roads, even though they already enjoy ample funding from federal and state tax dollars. In the meantime, it is House Rules Committee awaiting a fiscal note before seeing action on the House floor.

The classic car provisions are still in the bill and, if it passes, Wasatch Front residents who drive older cars may soon be headed to an emission testing shop or a junkyard.

Older cars and trucks spew out a disproportionate load of pollution from their tailpipes because emission control systems prior to 1980 are far less effective than they are after 1980, according to Harper.

“They get a vintage plate, and in doing so, they bypass emissions,” he said. Utah law defines a vintage automobile as one that is more than 30 years old and is “primarily a collector’s item” driven for exhibitions, parades and occasional recreational use; in other words, not for everyday travel.

Yet thousands of 1980s-era vehicles are driven routinely in Utah’s urban counties that struggle with unhealthy levels of ozone and particulate matter.

Under SB51, vehicles manufactured after 1980 would be required to pass emission inspections unless they are insured under a classic automobile policy. That doesn’t necessarily mean these vehicles must emit no more pollution than a contemporary car, but rather their stock emission-control should be in proper working order. There are 16,700 vehicles manufactured between 1981 and 1990 registered in Utah counties that are out of attainment for air quality standards, according to Bryce Bird, director of the Utah Division of Air Quality.

“It is important to have these vehicles inspected and making sure the catalytic converter is working,” Bird said, “especially if they are being used as a daily driver.”

However, Bird estimated that about 7,000 of these pre-1990 vehicles are registered as vintage and would not likely be subject to SB51′s inspection requirement.

My dear friends, I made a serious mistake last night, and I am truly sorry. The illustration I attempted to use about...

Posted by Brad R. Wilcox on Monday, February 7, 2022

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In our efforts to create a measurable system by which we can assess educational success, have we inadvertently done a disservice to our students and ultimately our communities by placing undue emphasis the testing results themselves? What is the ultimate purpose in education?","type":"text","content":"Historically speaking, as public education for children became mandatory, society saw a decrease in crime and poverty. Education was and still is the means of preparing our youth to become participating and contributing members of the community. Ideally, school provides a safe space where we learn how to interact with other members of society, learn the process of critical thinking, how to look at information and assimilate it into working practice.","type":"text","content":"Yet, in many respects, something has been lost in translation. Because programs such as the above mentioned have been put into place, statistics show lower dropout rates and higher literacy rates, but we are seeing a decrease in college graduates finding gainful employment, and jobs are going unfulfilled despite availability. We are doing a great job in getting the scores in, and keeping the students in their seats, but are we really preparing them for what comes after high school?","type":"text","content":"I find myself wondering if we are putting emphasis on the wrong kinds of programs and tests. I am not saying that we should abandon our focus on making sure that our students are literate in reading, writing and arithmetic. 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In a report by NBC regarding why college students struggle to find work, Jay Denton, chief analyst at Dallas based ThinkWhy, stated, “Right now there are about 9.2 million jobs open in the country and unfortunately there’s just a mismatch.” The mismatch is both skill and experience related.","type":"text","content":"I work as the career center coordinator for a local high school in Cache Valley, and as we have implemented the YouScience assessment, also known as the student credential account, we have seen how assessing aptitudes can shape the education experience into something more productive. As students have gained an understanding of where their natural talents and abilities lie, they have taken opportunity to explore areas of study that inspire growth and interest in real skills that prepare them for what comes next.","type":"text","content":"The aptitude assessments that have been administered have become the foundation for our career and college program. Students who formally believed that they were incapable of doing a particular type of career are now excited to explore areas that they previously thought were closed to them. Several of our high school seniors who previously were unsure of their future now have direction as to what their next step is. For some, it is a trade school where they can learn the skills to make them marketable. For others, it is college where they will continue to hone their understanding of their area of interest.","type":"text","content":"It is time that we start looking at how we better help our students succeed in life. Education should no longer be about getting the right answers. I believe that programs like YouScience have the potential to change our educational system.","type":"text","content":"If we can help our students more fully understand where their natural abilities lie, and then teach them how to leverage that understanding while they are in high school, I feel we will see less welfare, stronger communities, and more capable graduates.","type":"text","type":"image","content":"Alexia Jensen is career center coordinator at Mountain Crest High School, Cache Valley.","type":"text"],"credits":"by":[],"display_date":"2022-02-10T13:00:00Z","headlines":"basic":"Alexia Jensen: Are we using the best measurement for student success?","last_updated_date":"2022-02-10T13:00:03.640Z","promo_items":"basic": The Salt Lake Tribune) Westlake graduates take in a compilation of videos on the large screen at Rio Tinto Stadium taken throughout their year of living with though the coronavirus pandemic as they celebrate commencement ceremonies on Thursday, May 27, 2021. 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The measure also prevents reporters, including videographers and photographers, from standing behind a committee room’s dais without the permission of a committee chair.","type":"text","content":"The rules resolution, which moved forward on a 7-1 vote, is now headed to the Senate for consideration.","type":"text","content":"Journalists’ access to committee meetings or lawmakers would not be limited under the bill, McKell said. In prior years, Senate rules allowed credentialed members of the press to enter the Senate floor, halls and lounge during recess without permission. Reporters have long been able to conduct interviews with busy lawmakers, who they might otherwise have trouble reaching, on the Senate floor.","type":"text","content":"“News media is always welcome in our committee rooms. That is a long-standing tradition that is not going to change,” he said. “What we’re trying to do is create a rule so it’s clear what the access looks like, when that access is appropriate, when it is not.”","type":"text","content":"McKell also added that the Utah Senate has a daily news conference to reporters’ questions.","type":"text","content":"“We want the press here. We want to be accountable,” he said.","type":"text","content":"During committee meetings, news photographers and videographers often stand behind the dais to get footage of witnesses who are testifying.","type":"text","content":"McKell’s proposal comes as state Legislatures in Kansas and Iowa have introduced measures to limit media access on their Senate floors.","type":"text","content":"During the nearly two-hour hearing in a cramped committee room, reporters and nonprofits representing journalists spoke against the resolution. They said it would prevent journalists from holding elected officials accountable and make it more difficult to inform the public.","type":"text","content":"Mike Friedrich, news director at KUTV, urged committee members to vote against the resolution.","type":"text","content":"“When you look at this specific bill, I’m testifying, urging all of you to not support a bill that would restrict any access to journalists in the state legislature,” Friedrich said. “This bill gives a general tone and an optic that you’re limiting access and transparency.”","type":"text","content":"State Sen. Curt Bramble, R-Provo, chair of the committee, said that in his 22 years of being a legislator, he has seen two instances where reporters interrupted the work of a committee. While there have been very few disruptions, Bramble said the rules would add clarity.","type":"text","content":"“These rules are intended to address the exception,” Bramble said.","type":"text","content":"Sen. Davis, the only lawmaker on the committee to vote against the measure, said there was a better way to address the issue.","type":"text","content":"“The one thing we need to do is have actually some dialogue with the media and finding a good way to do it. This is not about fake news. This is about making sure that truth is heard and that we get to allow that message to get out from here and not make those who are reporting it feel somehow that this is not fair to them,” he said.","type":"text","content":"In speaking against the bill, The Salt Lake Tribune’s executive editor, Lauren Gustus, said she understands the need for security, referring to a situation where Tribune photographer Rick Egan was pepper-sprayed during a protest outside the Utah Capitol in 2021. Gustus instead called for a collaborative conversation among legislative leaders, the Capitol Preservation Board and newsroom representatives to discuss press access.","type":"text","content":"“Our responsibility as journalists is to verify, to fact check, to make sure that things are accurate. When they’re not, we run corrections. We let people know that we were wrong,” she said. “But it is to write what we know and it is critical that there is some accountability with respect to those who have tremendous power, such as you.”","type":"text","type":"image","content":"Politics reporters Ben Winslow, of FOX 13, and Katie McKellar, of Deseret News, shared practical concerns with the rules change and advocated for the creation of a Capitol press corps, as Davis also did. In Washington, D.C., and other statehouses, such groups negotiate media access rules with legislative leaders and handle the press credentialing process.","type":"text","content":"McKellar said adding steps to set up an interview instead of directly asking a lawmaker for clarification when the Senate is in recess would take too long.","type":"text","content":"State Sen. Todd D. Weiler, R-Woods Cross, defending the measure, said adding more security is needed after the U.S. Capitol attacks. He also likened a committee room to a courtroom.","type":"text","content":"“I’m totally comfortable with having the chair control the committee hearing. 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He then scored over 20,000 points, averaging 18.1 points and 6.1 rebounds across a 16-season NBA career.","type":"text","content":"On Saturday night during halftime of the Utah-Oregon game, Chambers had his No. 42 retired to the rafters of the Huntsman Center. There has been a bit of grumbling on that topic, so we’re going to start this week’s Utes mailbag right there.","type":"text","content":"As always if you have a question for the Utah Utes mailbag, you can fire off a tweet to @Joshua_Newman, slide into my DMs, email me at jnewman@sltrib.com, or even leave a comment at the bottom of this story.","type":"text","content":"Q: “Why did it take 40 years to retire Tom Chambers’ jersey?” @richblove","type":"text","content":"A: This has been a very popular question this week, but there’s a ton of context necessary. Let’s do that first.","type":"text","content":"I have not been able to ascertain exactly when, but many, many years ago, a list of five criteria was created for retiring Utah basketball numbers. A candidate had to be a first-team All-American, a two-time All-Conference player or a conference Player of the Year, a statistical leader in a school record, have played for his country in an international competition, and played for four years at Utah.","type":"text","content":"Fine, but then Andrew Bogut won the Wooden Award, the Naismith Trophy and every other National Player of the Year honor worth mentioning in 2005 before leaving after his sophomore season. Later that year, he was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks as the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft.","type":"text","content":"Bogut didn’t play at Utah for four years, but Utah essentially tore up the criteria, and rightfully so, to retire his jersey in 2006. You can’t have jerseys retired, then decide to retire other jerseys while bypassing a consensus National Player of the Year.","type":"text","type":"image","content":"Retiring a jersey and taking a number out of circulation is a big deal. It means that a particular player is immortal, and yes, the player should have to reach a stiff set of criteria to get there. That said, the decision to let Bogut into the club, and to be clear, it was absolutely the correct decision, opened Pandora’s box. If you’re moving away from your criteria, that means you’re opening yourself up for debate, not to mention the candidacies of any number of players outside the club automatically become viable.","type":"text","content":"Utah did not wait 40 years to retire No. 42. The athletic department waited more like 16 years since Bogut’s jersey was retired on Feb. 8, 2016, but I’d like to go a little further on this.","type":"text","content":"Chambers deserved to have his jersey retired, and I would agree with people that if Utah scrapped the years-ago criteria when it retired Bogut’s jersey, then maybe the athletic department waited too long to get Chambers’ jersey up there. However, all things being equal, are we sure Chambers deserved to be at the front of the line?","type":"text","content":"Josh Grant is one of three 2,000-point scorers in program history, a three-time captain, a member of the program’s All-Century team, a Crimson Club Hall of Famer, and twice the WAC Player of the Year. 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It has a cracker-like crust and traditionally includes Swiss cheese. You read that right. Swiss. St. Louis-style starts out fast because, yay, pizza, but you’re going to hit a speed bump because that crust is dry and will produce a lot of crumbs. Oh, St. Louis-style is playing hard, it’s trying to be in the mix with acclaimed regional pizza styles like New York, Chicago, New Haven, etc. Ultimately, it will underachieve compared to its regional brethren.","type":"text","content":"This Utah basketball season is a St. Louis-style pizza.","type":"text","content":"Q: “Assuming both stay on the team, who do you think makes more progress next season, Lazar Stefanovic or Gabe Madsen?” - @SmithSarvis","type":"text","content":"A: As noted above when discussing Branden Carlson above, nothing would surprise me, and let’s never assume anything, but as of now, for what it’s worth, I expect Stefanovic to return as a true sophomore and Madsen to return as a third-year sophomore.","type":"text","content":"I don’t think it’s fair to sit here and compare them in terms of who is going to make the most progress, but this is what I know. By all indications, Stefanovic and Madsen are workers. 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