PNS National Newscast

Audio Activation
"Siri, play the Public News Service (podcast)"
"Hey Google, play the Public News Service podcast"
"Alexa, play Public News Service podcast"
or "Alexa, what's my news flash?" once you set it up in the Alexa app

2020Talks

Audio Activation
"Siri, play the 2020Talks podcast"
"Hey Google, play the 2020Talks podcast"
"Alexa, play Two-Thousand-Twenty Talks podcast"
or "Alexa, what's my news flash?" once you set it up in the Alexa app

Newscasts

PNS Daily Newscast - April 15, 2021 


President Biden sets a date certain to end America's longest war, and more information could be the decider for some reluctant to get the COVID vaccine.


2021Talks - April 15, 2021 


With overwhelming bipartisan support, the Senate takes up anti-Asian American hate crimes legislation, and President Biden officially announces a full military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Groups push to protect wild areas after oil and gas leases voided

Downloading Audio

Click to download

We love that you want to share our Audio! And it is helpful for us to know where it is going.
Media outlets that are interested in downloading content should go to www.newsservice.org
Click Here if you do not already have an account and need to sign up.
Please do it now, as the option to download our audio packages is ending soon

 By Eric Mack, Public News Service - CO, Contact
December 4, 2006

Boulder, CO - Conservation groups say they'll push for permanent protection after a federal judge last week voided nearly 100 oil and gas leases in Colorado's National Forest lands. The Bush administration had suspended the Clinton-era "Roadless Rule" to issue more than 300 new oil and gas leases in roadless areas nationwide, but U.S. District Judge Elizabeth LaPorte has overruled the Administration, both on the Roadless Rule expansion and the new leases.

Sierra Club Regional Representative Roger Singer explains, the decision means a reprieve for several wild areas in the state that were about to be changed forever.

"Of the 84 projects that have just been canceled by this decision, probably the one that was closest to completion was a drilling permit in the Colorado White River National Forest."

The voided leases would have affected more than 80,000 acres of wilderness across the state. Singer says he's now hoping for further, more permanent protections.

"While the Roadless Rule is a good interim protection, federal wilderness designation still is the best level of protection for wildlife habitat, recreation and clean drinking water."

According to Singer, Congress is currently considering permanent protection for Brown's Canyon, west of Colorado Springs.

Best Practices