Amy Joi O'Donoghue
Amy Joi O'Donoghue is the environmental reporter the Deseret News, specializing in coverage of issues that affect land, air, water and energy development. She has worked here since 1998 and has been an assistant city editor and reported on the governor’s office, health and human services and criminal justice issues. In Ogden, she worked at the Standard-Examiner for 15 years as a reporter and editor. A native of Ogden, Amy Joi started writing while still in grade school and went on to attend Weber State University as an honors student in political science and communications. She has won multiple awards over her career and would like to go onto graduate school.
Aug 11, 2019 7:18 pm MDTWhy an oil and gas alliance is raising money for Utah's Canyonlands It may seem like an unlikely alliance at first glance: Oil and gas producers in the West raising money for a Utah national park nonprofit foundation. The campaign, however, is also to bring awareness to a bipartisan bill to direct dollars to parks.
Aug 9, 2019 2:41 pm MDTWhy the nation's largest military airspace, right here in the West, wants more land An environmental review is ongoing for a proposed land exchange between the Bureau of Land Management and the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration. The trade supports expansion of the Utah Test and Training Range.
Aug 8, 2019 10:41 am MDTInternational climate change report a call to action on land A United Nations report on climate change and land use released Thursday morning in Geneva detailed next steps for policymakers on ways to embrace sustainable land practices in agriculture, forestry management and to protect wildlife.
Aug 7, 2019 7:24 pm MDTLosing ground: Development eating land the size of football field every 30 seconds Roads, buildings and other development are gobbling up land in the lower 48 states at a pace of a football field every 30 seconds, a new report shows. Utah, as one of the fastest-growing states in the nation, is no exception.
Aug 6, 2019 2:37 pm MDTFrom contamination to commercial hubs, how EPA Superfund sites are being transformed The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently marked the 20th anniversary of the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative, with more than 1,000 formerly contaminated sites across the country now hubs for commercial, residential and recreational use.
Aug 2, 2019 7:00 pm MDTReport shows wildfires and heat stoking Salt Lake City's ozone problem Salt Lake City is among 54 U.S. cities identified in a new report as having an ozone pollution problem, and Utah is among areas in the country with a year-round problem due to issues in the oil- and gas-producing Uinta Basin.
Jul 31, 2019 6:08 pm MDTNuclear waste shipments to Nevada, likely passing through Utah, raise activists' temperature A coalition of groups in Utah and in the Southwest are going nuclear over radioactive waste shipments to Nevada that may have been mischaracterized by the U.S. Department of Energy. They want Gov. Gary Herbert to explain local protocols in place.
Jul 29, 2019 11:45 am MDTUtah Republican Rep. Rob Bishop confirms he's leaving Congress, undecided about governor's race What does the future hold for Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, who also has said he's toying with running for Utah governor in 2020? On Monday in a meeting with the Deseret News and KSL, Bishop announced he will not seek another term in office.