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PNS Daily Newscast - January 19, 2018 


It will be up to the U.S. Senate today to take the next step, if a government shutdown is to be averted; also in focus on our Friday rundown, President Trump extends Religious-Refusal Protections to health providers; and, we will tell you about a 15 year old in North Carolina who just formed a Political Action Committee.

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Public News Service - ND: Environment

A proposed oil refinery would be located within three miles of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. (Matt Zimmerman/Flickr)

BELFIELD, N.D. – Opposition from local communities is growing against a proposed oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The Davis Refinery, from California-based Meridian Energy Group, is awaiting air quality and water permits to start construction of its facility near Belfield.

A new environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline is under way. (Tony Webster/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – In a significant win for the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes, a federal judge on Monday ordered greater oversight of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Citing the recent spill from the Keystone Pipeline, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ordered the U.S. Army Corps o

Soybeans are used as biofuels and grown in abundance in the Midwest. (United Soybean Board/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. - Farmers in North Dakota and across the country are pushing policymakers in Washington to support renewable fuels. The National Farmers Union, in conjunction with the North Dakota Farmers Union and counterparts in other states, wants Congress and the Trump administration to expand t

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's decision to delay a methane waste rule was deemed illegal for the agency's failure to properly notify the public. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

BISMARCK, N.D. – The Interior Department and courts appear to be at odds over a rule that prevents the waste of methane and gas on drilling operations. Last week, a U.S. district court judge in California said the Bureau of Land Management couldn't delay implementation of the rule, which pre

Some North Dakotans worry that two proposed, large-scale hog farms could push out small, family-owned operations. (afnewsagency/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakotans have concerns about two large-scale hog farms in the state. Referred to as Confined Animal Feeding Operations or CAFOs, each facility is in different stages of permitting. Last night, people gathered in Casselton to discuss an operation near Buffalo that would

Illegal dumping of radioactive waste from oil wells has been rampant in North Dakota. (Tim Evanson/Flickr)

FARGO, N.D. - The North Dakota Department of Health could decide as soon as this week whether to grant a permit for a truck that transports and processes radioactive waste from oil wells. The request has been met with concern from critics, who say it lacks details and transparency. At a public hear

Missouri River water walkers near Coleharbor, N.D., are on their way to Standing Rock Indian Reservation and eventually, the Missouri's confluence with the Mississippi River. (Sara Thomsen/Nibiwalk.org)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Native American women are walking along the Missouri River to raise awareness for honoring and protecting it. They're expected to pass through the Standing Rock Indian Reservation Friday. Since their journey started in Montana a little more than three weeks ago, the women

Beekeepers only saw a 33 percent dip in colony numbers over the last year, a smaller decrease than in years past. (Marisa Lubec/U.S. Geological Survey)

BISMARCK, N.D. – A group has chosen North Dakota to demonstrate and collect data on the best practices for managing bees, as the species faces diminishing numbers nationwide. North Dakota's choice for the Bee Integrated Demonstration Project by the Honey Bee Health Coalition is no surprise.

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