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PNS Daily Newscast - May 22, 2018 


The Department of Justice bows to Trump demands – at least, in part. Also on the rundown: the latest Supreme Court ruling deemed a blow to workers' rights; plus a solar program back by popular demand.

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Public News Service - CO: Environment

Mountain bikers have joined with veterans, conservation groups, local elected officials and other outdoor recreationists in support of preserving lands in Summit and Eagle counties. (Pixabay)

DENVER – More than 90 Colorado businesses sent a letter Thursday urging U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner to support the Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness and Camp Hale Legacy Act. The measure would protect nearly 100,000 acres of the White River National Forest in Summit and Eagle counties.

City Nature Challenge 2018, a crowd-sourced citizen science project documenting natural elements in urban centers, runs Friday through Monday. (Pixabay)

DENVER - Starting Friday, Denver residents will compete against more than 60 cities across the globe to find out which urban center is the most engaged with its natural environment. The winner will bring the most people out to document the greatest number of local plants, wildlife species and other

Latino Advocacy Day activists are urging Colorado lawmakers to pass House Bill 1157, which would strengthen requirements for the oil and gas industry to report accidents, spills and harmful emissions. (Getty Images)

DENVER – Some 200 people from across Colorado gathered in Denver over the weekend in preparation for the 12th annual Latino Advocacy Day Monday at the State Capitol. Hilda Nucete, program director for Protégete, funded by the Conservation Colorado, says while participants are taking ser

The mayors say repealing the Clean Power Plan would put their citizens at risk. (Pixabay)

DENVER – The Environmental Protection Agency held a "listening session" on Wednesday about its proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan, and a broad coalition of mayors made its position clear. More than 200 mayors from around the country – including a dozen from Colorado – signed a

Low-snowfall years result in a loss of more 17,000 jobs, according to a new report. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Winter arrived late in Colorado, and resorts have struggled to make and keep enough snow to attract skiers and snowboarders and the money they bring to the state. According to a new report, warmer winters associated with a changing climate are here to stay, unless large-scale effort

Outdoor recreation supports more than 100,000 jobs and contributes more than $10 billion to Colorado's economy annually. (Pixabay)

DENVER — Conservationists, sports enthusiasts, hunters and anglers are gearing up for a battle over the Trump administration's proposed 2019 budget, which cuts the U.S. Department of Interior's funding by 17 percent. Public lands advocates also are concerned that Trump's infrastructure plan wo

Government investment helped increase China's share of worldwide solar cell and panel production from 7 percent in 2005 to 61 percent in 2012. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Nearly 10,000 jobs nationwide were lost in the solar industry in 2017, according to a new report released by The Solar Foundation. But the group's eighth annual national jobs census also found that in states where solar is still ramping up, new jobs are on the rise. Solar Foundati

Jobs could be at stake at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Boulder if President Trump can convince Congress to cut the DOE budget for programs that focus on renewables, research and energy efficiency. (NREL)

DENVER — Colorado is one of a number of states making significant progress in ramping up solar and wind energy. But clean-power advocates are warning that momentum and job growth could slow with the Trump administration's plans to cut renewable energy programs. In a draft budget obtained by

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