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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


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Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - WY: Climate Change/Air Quality

LANDER, Wyo. - Announcement of a "comprehensive review" of oil and gas leading on federal lands has aroused curiosity among many in Wyoming. U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said a month ago that the onshore energy development program will be getting a top-to-bottom examination. Since then, oil a

LANDER, Wyo. - Wyoming has been put on notice by federal authorities - again - with regard to the state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) plan to reduce pollution haze that comes from coal-fired power plants and trona mining operations in the state. Trona, extensively mined in Wyoming, is a

GILLETTE, Wyo. - A Powder River Basin rancher from Gillette is touring the Northwest to spill what are being called "dirty secrets." Tonight in Seattle, L.J. Turner is sharing his family's story about how coal mining in their state is ruining the land and water and how the Northwest's dependence on

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Oil and gas leaseholders are cashing out leases on the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana. Recently, two companies voluntarily sold their leasing rights, and now a total of 83,000 acres on that front have been retired from development. A law that protects the Rocky Mountain Front

Cheyenne, WY – It will be a long weekend for the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is working out details on climate-change and energy-policy legislation scheduled to debut Monday. Wyoming, a top coal-producer, has a lot at stake in such legislation. Plans recently unveiled for a

Pinedale, WY – Clearing the air is the goal of citizen groups in Sublette County. They will petition the state this week for tougher air quality standards, to limit ozone air pollution in the county to a maximum of 65 parts per billion. It's 10 parts per billion lower than federal standards no

Laramie, WY – A kind of a "breath test" is about to get underway in Sublette County. University of Wyoming researchers are looking for volunteers to wear ozone data-collecting badges during ozone alerts, like the one last week. Volunteers will keep logs of their locations while wearing the bad

Cheyenne, WY – Ten years ago this month, developers of the Two Elk coal-fired power plant got an air quality permit, but there's still no plant on the site near Wright. The Sierra Club is asking a federal judge to order them to go through the air quality permitting process again. Brad Mohrma

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