PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 

The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

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: Petroglyphs and pictographs of past centuries are among the attractions at Dinosaur National Monument. This pictograph is in the McKee Springs area. Courtesy of National Park Service.

KANAB, Utah – Memorial Day is the start of what's expected to be another busy summer for the National Park Service. And even when park rangers hang up their ranger hats, they don't leave behind their passion for protecting their turf. Some have organized to keep an eye on energy development

PHOTO: The San Rafael Swell area, west of Moab, is a favorite destination for climbing and canyon exploration. Photo credit: Dennis Adams, National Scenic Byways Online.

MOAB, Utah - The Interior Department has decided how much public land will be available for oil shale and some tar-sands development in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming. Whether more than 800,000 acres is "enough" depends on whether you're an energy developer. Bill Midcap, director of external affairs fo

PHOTO: Utah Clean Energy staff and partners tour the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Centerís solar installation. Courtesy of Utah Clean Energy.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah and other western states will get more done by working together to modernize the power grid and welcome clean energy into the mix. That's the message for policymakers and utility companies from Western Clean Energy Advocates. The coalition says if western states and utility rat

PHOTO: Gas wells could be located on the far cliffs in this photo and in the

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's Desolation Canyon wouldn't be quite so desolate with almost 1,300 oil and gas wells drilled in the area. The latest volley in the battle to scale down a project by Gasco, a Colorado-based energy developer, is a lawsuit by conservation groups. They're asking a federal judge t

PHOTO: This photo of an oil shale deposit in Uinta County was taken in 1916. People have been trying since then to find a profitable way to use it as a fuel source. Courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey.

VERNAL, Utah - It isn't working out and it's costing taxpayers money. Those are two reasons a congressional watchdog group opposes oil shale development in eastern Utah and neighboring states. In a new report, Taxpayers for Common Sense says the government should stop making loan and price guarantee

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