PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2019 

President Trump's reported to be ready to sign disaster relief bill without money for border security. Also on the Friday rundown: House bills would give millions a path to citizenship; and remembering California’s second-deadliest disaster.

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Public News Service - CO: Water

The White House is calling for federal agencies to ramp up coordination with states to meet the challenges of widespread and prolonged drought. (Pixabay)

DENVER - The Obama Administration is calling for national coordinated action to address the growing threats to food supplies and local economies from widespread drought. James Eklund, director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, is also Gov. John Hickenlooper's representative for the Colorad

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

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