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PBS Daily Newscast - July 8, 2020 


Mary Trump's book labels our president a reckless leader who paid a pal to take his SAT test; Nevada lawmakers address pandemic shortfalls.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - UT: Climate Change/Air Quality

PHOTO: Lawmakers in Utah approve a bill that gives a tax credit for buying an electric vehicle. Photo courtesy of N-A-S-A.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah lawmakers continue their streak of passing bills that address the state's severe air pollution issues. The House of Representatives has voted 59 to 13 in favor of House Bill 74, which provides a $2,500 tax credit toward the purchase of an electric vehicle. Rep. Lowry Snow, wh

PHOTO: Utah legislators, now in session, are considering a reported 27 bills related to air quality issues. Photo credit: U-S Department of Transportation.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah legislators are considering more than two dozen bills in the current session that could help reduce the state's serious air-quality issues. Rep. Patrice Arent (D-Millcreek) co-chairs the House Clean Air Caucus, which is made up of Democrats and Republicans. She said legislators

PHOTO: Utah's severe air quality issues appear to be a priority as the Utah Legislature goes into session today. Photo credit: Utah Division of Air Quality.

SALT LAKE CITY - As the Utah Legislature starts its annual session today, a bipartisan group of lawmakers announced it will back several bills tackling Utah's air quality issues. Rep. Patrice Arent (D-Dist. 36) co-chairs the House Clean Air Caucus. She said the group is made up of Democrats and Repu

PHOTO: Allowing Holly Frontier Corp. to expand its Woods Cross Refinery near Salt Lake City will only add to Utah's air pollution problems, according to Friends of Great Salt Lake. Photo <br />courtesy of Utah Department of Environmental Quality.

SALT LAKE CITY – Allowing HollyFrontier Corp. to expand its Woods Cross Refinery near Salt Lake City will only add to Utah's air pollution problems, according to Lynn de Freitas, executive director of Friends of Great Salt Lake. The advocacy group and Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environmen

PHOTO: A newly formed group is tasked with tackling Utah's air quality issues. Image courtesy of the Utah Office of Tourism.

SALT LAKE CITY – A newly formed group is tasked with tackling Utah's air quality issues. Gov. Gary Herbert this week announced the launch of the Clean Air Action Team with members from advocacy groups, health care organizations, industry and the legislature. Robin Erickson, executive direc

PHOTO: Utah physicians want ban on wood burning in populated areas based on research they say shows wood smoke is more toxic than cigarette smoke. Image courtesy of the U.S. Government

SALT LAKE CITY – Wood smoke is a major cause of pollution and more toxic than cigarette smoke, according to Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment (UPHE). The group is calling on the state to ban the burning of wood indoors and outdoors in the most densely populated areas year-round. In

PHOTO: Gregory Butte, as seen from Lake Powell. The lake is as popular as a summer boating destination as it is a water source for the Southwest. Photo credit: Bob Moffitt, National Park Service.

SALT LAKE CITY – It's another sign of trouble for water users in the West and Southwest, including Utah. The Bureau of Reclamation's new forecast comes out today and includes a warning that it will reduce the amount of water released from Lake Powell to the lower Basin states starting in Octo

PHOTO: Factory Butte is one of many geographic points of interest in the 2.1 million acres covered by the Richfield Resource Management Plan. Courtesy of BLM.

SALT LAKE CITY - Off-highway vehicle (OHV) use on public land is the issue this week in a Salt Lake courtroom. On Tuesday, the first of six Resource Management Plans by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will come under fire from conservation groups. It is a battle that started in 2008, when they f

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