Thursday, February 2, 2023

Tag: Utah

Utah passes bill banning transgender youth from receiving gender-affirming health care

The bill "prohibits surgery for all transgender youth and disallows hormone treatment for transgender minors who have not been professionally diagnosed with gender dysphoria."

Utah’s Great Salt Lake reaches record-low water level

While the west is experiencing a mega-drought, the lake is at its lowest water level since recording started in 1847.

Abortion rights defenders applaud judge’s block on Utah ‘trigger ban’

"Today is a win, but it is only the first step in what will undoubtedly be a long and difficult fight," said one pro-choice advocate.

Climate suit claims fossil fuel development poses ‘existential threat’ to Utah’s...

"Utah's fossil fuel development policy poses an existential threat to Utah's children, sacrificing their health, safety, and lives for the short-term profits of the fossil fuel industry."

Biden to restore protections to three national monuments cut by Trump

Biden will expand Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in what is now Utah.

Utah police under investigation after shooting unarmed 13-year-old boy

"No matter the circumstances, what happened on Friday night is a tragedy, and I expect this investigation to be handled swiftly and transparently for the sake of everyone involved."

How one Utah community fought the fracking industry—and won

“Speak out, pull together like-minded neighbors, organize and don’t give up.”

Trump administration ignores environmental impacts of mining 30 million tons of...

The organizations filed a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) challenge to the recent approval of the expanded mine, which would extract millions of tons of coal and exacerbate climate change impacts including air pollution and other threats.

Lawsuit filed against jail officer for shooting inmate with shotgun on...

“At the time of the shooting, Prado was absolutely no threat to any of the corrections officers.”

Trump administration auctions off 150,000 acres of public land for fossil-fuel...

Despite the fact that the federal government's own report shows that oil and gas production on public land contributes significantly to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the Trump administration continue to push on expanding its use.

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Can the Military-Industrial Complex be tamed?

Cutting the Pentagon's budget in half would finally force the generals to think.

A school choice nightmare: Families getting government funding to switch from public to private...

The harrowing story of a Maine family shows the potential perils families face when they transfer to privately run schools that are less subject to government oversight.

GOP readies ‘shameful’ vote to oust Omar from House Committee

"The GOP is riddled with white nationalists and antisemites. It is infuriating and absurd that they are trying to distract from the bigoted hatred in their own party by attacking a progressive woman of color."

The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.

City trees save lives, first-of-its-kind study finds

Planting trees has additional benefits for communities beyond keeping cities cool, such as reducing air pollution and boosting mental health.