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PNS Daily Newscast - January 24, 2018 


Following the interview with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Special counsel Robert Mueller is said to be ready to interview President Donald Trump; also on our rundown; a gerrymandering ruling in Pennsylvania called a major victory; and we take you to a state where the homeless count is going digital.

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Public News Service - CO: Energy Policy

A 2018 ballot initiative gaining steam in Colorado seeks to establish larger buffer zones between oil and gas development and water sources. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Environmental groups in Colorado say they'll double down on efforts to protect the state's water supplies after the Trump administration rolled back standards for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on public lands. The U.S. Interior Department has reversed rules that would have requ

The Trump administration has recommended changes to the greater sage-grouse land management plan that could open up more of its habitat to oil and gas development. (Jeannie Stafford/US Forest Service)

DENVER – Pressure from special interests is undermining policy decisions about wildlife conservation, according to a report from the Endangered Species Coalition. And the report says that influence is getting stronger as industry officials have taken leadership positions in the Trump adminis

The Trump administration's order to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments by nearly 2 million acres would be the largest rollback of protections for public lands in the nation's history. (Getty Images)

DURANGO, Colo. — Patagonia is taking heat for its efforts to block the Trump administration's recent executive order to dramatically reduce protections for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah. The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee tweeted this week that t

Since 2013, nearly $2 billion worth of natural gas has been lost on public and tribal lands. (Getty Images)

DENVER – On Thursday, the Bureau of Land Management suspended a rule designed to limit the waste of natural gas on publicly-owned lands until January of 2019. According to the Environmental Defense Fund, delaying the rule could mean a loss of $330 million worth of natural gas or more, enough

Rural counties across the west that contain protected public lands have seen the number of jobs increase by 345 percent over counties without protected lands. (BLM)

DENVER – Conservation groups sent a letter signed by more than 150 small businesses to Colorado's congressional delegation and governor asking leaders to stand up for national monuments. The move came moments after President Donald Trump signed an executive order dramatically reducing the size

The deadline for public comments on changes to sage-grouse habitat conservation plans was extended to Friday. (Pixabay)

Correction: Jayson O'Neill is with the Western Values Project. DENVER – As the deadline for public comments on the BLM's decision to consider modifying sage grouse habitat management plans draws near, a conservation watchdog group has identified ten oil and gas companies that stand to directl

Cities such as Pueblo are moving toward lower cost renewable energy sources to save residents money on their utility bills. (Pixabay)

PUEBLO, Colo. – As the Trump administration continues to roll back Obama-era policies designed to slow climate change, a new report from the Sierra Club shows how cities across the U.S., including four in Colorado, are taking steps to remove fossil fuels from their energy portfolios. Jodie V

The U.S. Department of the Interior, led by Secretary Ryan Zinke, holds federal authority over 445 million acres of public lands. (Getty Images)

DENVER – On Thursday, a national coalition of sportsmen and women, recreation, business and conservation groups challenged Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to make good on his promises not to hand over public lands to states. During his Senate confirmation hearing, Zinke testified that he was a

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