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    PNS Daily News- February 12, 20160 


    Here's what we're following: the Clean Power Plan is being put on hold for now but wildlife advocates say that's no reason for states to stop making changes, more people are being exonerated in the United States and Albert Einstein made a prediction over a century ago, and he was right.

Public News Service - Montana

Conservation groups want Montana to rely less on coal-fired power plants such as Colstrip, even though the U.S. Supreme Court put the Clean Power Plan on hold. (Talen Energy)

HELENA, Mont. - Conservation and clean-energy groups are urging Montana to continue its path toward renewable energy despite a setback this week, when the U.S. Supreme Court put a temporary hold on the Clean Power Plan while it's in litigation. Montana is one of 27 states that sued the Environmenta...Read More

Public News Service - MT

Conservation groups are fighting to remove a dam in Southeastern Montana in order to save the endangered pallid sturgeon. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

GLENDIVE, Mont. - The public has a little over a week left to offer opinions about the fight to save an ancient species of fish from localized extinction on the Yellowstone River in Southeastern Montana. The endangered pallid sturgeon has survived for millennia, and individual fish can live 60 ye...Read More

Public News Service - MT

About 58,000 Montanans have signed up for health insurance through the federal marketplace since November. (AARP)

HELENA, Mont. - Montana is making a serious dent in its number of uninsured residents with 58,000 people enrolling or re-enrolling in health insurance through the federal insurance marketplace in the past three months. The third annual open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act just ended...Read More

Public News Service - MT

The fourth annual Montana Farmers Union Women's Conference is this weekend. (Montana Farmers Union)

BOZEMAN, Mont. - Rural Montana women will have the chance to network and tackle common issues at the Montana Farmers Union Women's Conference this weekend in the town of Paradise. A 2015 study by the Institute for Women's Policy Research showed only four women in statewide office, that women still...Read More

Public News Service - MT

A petition is online to protect gray wolves on the perimeter of Yellowstone National Park. (Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks)

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. - Protected gray wolves from Yellowstone National Park are being trapped or shot once they step over the border into Montana and Idaho, so wildlife groups have launched a petition to stop it. The nonprofit Endangered Species Coalition started an online petition Wednesday ca...Read More

Public News Service - MT

Clean-air advocates are cheering a federal appeals court decision to leave the Clean Power Plan in place. (xandert/morguefile)

HELENA, Mont. - Clean-air advocates are hailing a decision Wednesday by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington to leave President Obama's Clean Power Plan in place while the suit against it goes forward. The attorneys general from 27 states, including Montana, had asked the court for a stay to blo...Read More

Public News Service - MT

Supporters are speaking out in favor of a complete review of the federal coal-leasing program .(Joe Belanger/iStockphoto)

HELENA, Mont. – Supporters of changes to the federal coal leasing program are speaking out, saying taxpayers should be getting a much higher return on coal mined from federal land, and that, going forward, the effects on the environment should be considered. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jew...Read More

Public News Service - MT

Montana conservationists are testifying in Spokane, Wash., tonight to protest a proposed oil terminal there that could send eight oil trains a day through Montana. (vladislav danilin/shutterstock)

BILLINGS, Mont. - A coalition of Montana conservationists are traveling to Washington State today to speak out against a proposed oil terminal that could send 12 million additional gallons of Bakken crude oil from Eastern Montana to the West Coast per day. The group will testify tonight at a publi...Read More

Public News Service - MT

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