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    PNS Daily News - September 3, 20150 


    We’re covering a range of topics in today’s news including: Congress sets a date on the Planned Parenthood debate; in a step away from technology, Texas takes the lead in face-to-face jail visits; and the earth is losing its trees at alarming rates.

Public News Service - Montana

The practice of feeding elk in the winter in Wyoming is being debated. Credit: Lloyd Dorsey.

LIVINGSTON, Mont. - "To feed, or not to feed?" is the question being debated when it comes to elk in Yellowstone region in Wyoming. A decision to renew a feeding permit is pending in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, and there are at least 30 other feeding sites. Herds have been fed during the wi...Read More

Public News Service - MT

Front-yard gardens and gathering rainwater are two examples of self-sufficiency being explored at the Northwest Permaculture Convergence this weekend. Credit: Pixabay.com

EUGENE, Ore. - Self-sufficiency is a Montana value found in permaculture. It's a philosophy being explored today and this weekend at the Northwest Permaculture Convergence in Eugene. In a world facing many environmental and economic challenges, said coordinator Jan Spencer, more people are deciding...Read More

Public News Service - MT

Badger-Two Medicine near Glacier National Park is one of the featured locales in the 2015 Too Wild to Drill report from The Wilderness Society. Credit: U.S. Department of Interior.

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Oil and gas leases from decades past are tied to the history and future of Montana's Badger-Two Medicine region, which is adjacent to Glacier National Park. The history of the region and pending oil and gas projects are showcased in a new report from The Wilderness Society c...Read More

Public News Service - MT

Bull Mountain rancher Steve Charter has strong opinions about federal coal easing reforms. He wants coal companies to stop using loopholes to avoid paying royalties on market prices. Photo courtesy of Northern Plains Resource Council.

BILLINGS, Mont. – All opinions about reforms to the federal coal leasing program are welcome today Tuesday in Billings. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is holding a listening session on plans to close what's been called a loophole, which enables companies to sell coal to themselves throug...Read More

Public News Service - MT

The EPA released its final Clean Power Plan on Monday. Cold water fisheries in Montana have been affected by climate change because of reduced water volume, increased pollution and warming water temperatures. Credit: National Park Service.

LIVINGSTON, Mont. – The EPA's Clean Power Plan was finalized Monday, and the decision is connected to Montana's energy industry, agriculture and recreation. The plan requires states to reduce carbon emissions to slow the pace of climate change. While the plan allows states to decide how to d...Read More

Public News Service - MT

A new poll commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation found 83 percent of those surveyed agree that Clean Water Act rules should apply to small waterways. Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

HELENA, Mont. – When it comes to keeping small streams and wetlands clean, there's little controversy among hunters and anglers. A new poll commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation found 83 percent of those surveyed agree that Clean Water Act rules should apply to small waterways. Da...Read More

Public News Service - MT

A new survey shows a majority of voters of all political stripes like the idea of preserving sagebrush landscapes where greater sage-grouse reside. Credit: BLM.

HELENA, Mont. - Westerners have a soft spot for greater sage-grouse, according to a new poll released today. A majority of voters surveyed in counties that are home to sage-grouse support plans to conserve sagebrush habitat even if it includes some restrictions on energy development. Pollster Dan...Read More

Public News Service - MT

Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell announced that a listening session about coal royalty will be held in Billings. Credit: David Olah.

BILLINGS, Mont. – Scrutiny of coal royalties is coming to Billings. Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell announced that Billings will be the site of a listening session about reforms designed to put a halt to a business arrangement that allows companies to pay government royalties belo...Read More

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