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PNS Daily News - September 17, 2019 


Gas prices could jump today in response to the Saudi oil attack; energy efficiency jobs are booming in the U.S.; and a national call to promote election security.

2020Talks - September 17, 2019. (3 min.)  


Former Rep. John Delaney on the opioids crisis; a field organizer for Sen. Kamala Harris on campaigning in Iowa; and a President Donald Trump supporter who cares more about numbers than personalities.

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Public News Service - UT: Water

PHOTO: Raising awareness about diversions, energy development and other activities that can negatively impact the Colorado River is the goal of a new coalition called Colorado River Connected. Photo courtesy of the Utah Department of Transportation.

SALT LAKE CITY – A new coalition of several organizations called Colorado River Connected is focused on raising awareness about critical issues affecting the historic river, which serves millions of people living in Utah and several other Western states. Zach Frankel, a spokesman for Colorado

PHOTO: The renowned trout fishery in the Green River in northeastern Utah could become part of a federally-designated wilderness area, as part of an agreement involving Daggett County leaders and conservationists. Photo courtesy of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

SALT LAKE CITY - An agreement involving county government and conservationists is in place that would help protect the Green River in northeastern Utah, home to some of the best trout fishing in the country. Charles Card, Northeast Utah backcountry coordinator at Trout Unlimited, says the agreement

PHOTO: Utah's water supply is facing a serious threat from a tiny quagga mussel that can destroy fisheries, pollute shorelines and beaches, damage boats and equipment, and cost taxpayers millions of dollars to control, according to the state Division of Wildlife Resources. Photo courtesy of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

SALT LAKE CITY - Wildlife officials say a tiny mussel, about the size of a human fingernail, poses a serious threat to Utah's water supply. The quagga mussels have permanently infested Lake Powell in southern Utah and threaten to spread to other water supplies in the state by attaching themselves t

PHOTO: The cleanup continues, but the amount of oil that spilled into the Green River from a leaking oil well last week near Green River, Utah, has not yet been determined. Photo credit: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

GREEN RIVER, Utah – As cleanup efforts continue, the amount of oil that entered the Green River is not yet known following last week's oil spill on public land near the city of Green River, Utah. According to Beth Ransel, field manager for the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Moab Field Offi

PHOTO: The EPA is fining Chevron $875,000 for two spills in Utah involving diesel fuel and oil. Photo courtesy Utah State Law Library.

SALT LAKE CITY - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is levying an $875,000 penalty against Chevron Pipe Line Company, a division of Chevron Corp., for spills involving oil and diesel fuel in Utah. Cynthia Peterson, EPA community involvement coordinator, says the settlement is for the Red Butt

PHOTO: Addressing Utah's water challenges over the next half-century is the task of a committee created by Governor Gary Herbert. Image courtesy of the State of Utah.

SALT LAKE CITY – Addressing Utah's water challenges over the next half-century is the task of a committee created by Gov. Gary Herbert. The State Water Strategy Advisory Team consists of elected officials, conservation leaders, water managers, recreational organizations and business represen

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: A court action under way this week could halt the process to build a nuclear power plant near Green River, Utah. Image courtesy of the U.S. government.

PRICE, Utah - A court action under way could halt Blue Castle Holdings' effort to build a twin-reactor nuclear power plant known as the Blue Castle Project near Green River. The Healthy Environmental Alliance of Utah (HEAL) is among more than a dozen groups behind the legal challenge over state-app

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