PNS Daily Newscast - March 26, 2019 

Mueller reported to give Barr three weeks' heads-up that he would not make a conclusion on Trump obstruction of justice. Also on the Tuesday rundown: Poverty figures into student literacy. Plus, natural-gas waste is higher than average on Navajo lands.

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Public News Service - CO: Water

Conservationists and recreation advocates plan to start the new year pushing to protect rivers and streams under the new Colorado Water Plan. (Rob Chandler/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - Conservation groups are gearing up to make sure their voices are heard as Colorado's Water Plan heads into the implementation phase in the new year. Nathan Fey, Colorado stewardship director for American Whitewater, said the last 100 years of water development have been focused on meeting

EPA rules to protect streams, such as the headwaters of the Colorado River, that feed into drinking water sources of one in three Americans could become part of the latest budget battle in Congress. Credit: National Park Service.

DENVER - New federal policies to protect streams that feed into the drinking water sources of one in three Americans are at risk as the year ends. Starting this week, said Andy Schultheiss, a political consultant for the National Wildlife Federation, proposals to block the Environmental Protectiuon

More than three quarters of Latino voters support Pope Francis' theology on environmental conservation, according to a new study. Credit: Nico Campo/iStockphoto.

DENVER - One group particularly receptive to Pope Francis during his visit was the Latino community. A recent survey by GreenLatinos and

Coloradans are among a group that traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to tell Congress the ski industry and public health could be at risk if the Clean Power Plan is not fully implemented. Credit: Zach Dischner/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - Congressional leaders returning to work last week were greeted by 50 business leaders, elected officials and public health experts from across the nation, all urging support for the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. Jill Ryan, a commissioner for Eagle County in the hear

The Department of the Interior is taking input on coal management program. Credit: Greg Goebel/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER – For the first time in more than 30 years, the U.S. Department of the Interior is reviewing how it manages publicly-owned coal reserves. The agency oversees 75 percent of all coal mined in Colorado, and is holding a hearing today in Denver about its coal program. Kathy White, deputy d

Colorado River. Credit: Donna Boley/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - Saturday is Colorado River Day, marking the date in 1921 when the river was officially renamed from the Grand River to the Colorado. The future of the river is uncertain because of water shortages and increasing demand, and it features prominently in an emerging Colorado water plan. Steve

Colorado River headwaters. Credit: Billy Hathorn/Wikimedia.

DENVER – A new national survey of hunting and fishing enthusiasts reveals broad support among voters of all political stripes for applying Clean Water Act standards to smaller streams and wetlands. The poll was commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation. Bill Dvorak, a river outfitter

PHOTO: This week marks Latino Conservation Week, and youth leaders from Colorado, Arizona, California, Nevada and New Mexico are preparing to gather in Denver to protect the Colorado River. The river contributes $1.4 trillion in economic activity, and two million jobs in Colorado. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

DENVER – Summer vacation means rolling up sleeves to protect the Colorado River for 25 Native American and Latino youth from five western states, including Colorado. They're part of a nonprofit called Nuestro Rio, which means "our river" in Spanish. On the heels of Latino Conservation Week,

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