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PNS Daily News - February 20, 2017 


We’re following several stories from around the nation including: a look at what to expect from the President’s revised immigration ban; Presidents Day rallies elevate calls for impeachment; and progress made in ensuring kids have a healthy start to the school day.

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Public News Service - WY: Climate Change/Air Quality

A study shows that half the world's drinking water, supplied by mountaintops, is threatened by climate change. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – As Congress moves to take the brakes off clean-water and climate-pollution protections, a new study published in the journal Nature shows water from the Rocky Mountains - and mountains around the globe - are threatened by climate change. Nathan Sanders, an ecologist at the U

New rules limiting methane waste on public and tribal lands will go into effect, but the future of the BLM regulations is far from certain. (Rawi_earth/iStockphoto)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — New Bureau of Land Management rules limiting natural-gas waste on federal and tribal lands will go into effect after a federal judge in Wyoming blocked efforts by industry groups to stop the measure on Monday. Lisa McGee, program director at the Wyoming Outdoor Council, call

A federal court in Wyoming is expected to decide whether to delay or move forward with new federal limits on natural gas waste on public lands. (Curraheeshutter/iStockphoto)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A federal court in Wyoming is expected to decide this week whether to grant a preliminary injunction that would delay implementation of new Bureau of Land Management rules to limit methane waste on public and tribal lands. Jon Goldstein, senior policy manager for the Environ

Technology advancements are expected to continue to drive down the cost of wind energy. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Some of the answers to the challenges of switching to clean energy could be blowing in the wind, according to a survey of wind power experts led by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Researchers found advances in technology should continue to drive down wind energy c

A new report confirms that clashing ideas about climate change are contributing to partisan polarization. (Wildpixel/iStockphoto)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Republicans and Democrats have never been farther apart on climate change, according to a new Oklahoma State University study. Both parties were essentially pro-environment in 1970, the study found. But today, 9 out of 10 Democrats, and only 3 in 10 Republicans, believe glob

Congress could consider legislation that would allow the transfer of up to two million acres of national forest lands to states. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Congress is scheduled to get back to work Tuesday after a seven-week recess, and the full U.S. House may consider a new bill that could pave the way for privatizing publicly-owned lands. If passed, HB 3650 - the State Forest Management Act - would give states the right to ta

Church groups and shareholders are asking the oil and gas industry to embrace rules to reduce methane waste. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Faith leaders and oil and gas shareholders called on trade groups, including the Western Energy Alliance, to drop their opposition to the Bureau of Land Management's new rules limiting methane waste on public and tribal lands in letters sent Wednesday. Chesie Lee, executive d

Report: Solar- and wind-related jobs could absorb coal-industry layoffs. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The growth of solar- and wind-related jobs could easily absorb coal-industry layoffs over the next 15 years and provide full-time careers, if investments are made to retrain workers. That's according to a new study by researchers at Oregon State University and the Michigan Technolog

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