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PNS Daily Newscast - June 20, 2019 


The Trump administration finalizes a coal-friendly emissions rule for power plants. Also on today's rundown: A new development in the debate over the 2020 Census citizenship question; and why "Juneteenth" is an encore celebration in Florida and other states.

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Public News Service - MN: Public Lands/Wilderness

Helenwood, TN - Gun policy in U.S. national parks is in the crossfire. The U.S. Interior Department is taking public comments on a plan that would allow loaded weapons in some parks in Minnesota and around the country, and it's getting an earful from people like Scott McElveen, president of the Asso

St. Paul, MN – A new type of fishing license will either "fish or cut bait," so to speak, in the Minnesota Legislature. It would cost less, but also reduce the number of fish an angler can catch. The bill was introduced Thursday by Senator Tom Bakk. "We're calling it a 'Conservation Fishing

St. Paul, MN – Drawing a "line in the sand," in the form of a pipeline from Canadian tar sands to the Midwest, may be harder than it looks. Opposition is growing in response to the proposed oil pipeline that would pass through northern Minnesota. The Enbridge Pipeline Company wants to move c

Tens of thousands of Minnesotans will head to their favorite wilderness, such as the Boundary Waters, during summer's remaining six weeks. And, Jennifer Schmidt with the Campaign for America's Wilderness has a tip -- enjoy, but protect. Preserve, travel light and pick up after yourself. “How

Several Minnesota conservation groups filed a federal lawsuit Monday to try to stop proposed logging of 18 square miles in the northern part of the state. Lois Norrgard with the Sierra Club of Minnesota says it involves a timber sale the Forest Service plans in the Superior National Forest. “

Washington, D.C. - Minnesota wilderness areas would get a boost from a spending bill headed to the U.S. Senate. It has over four million dollars for conservation and water projects, according to Sen. Amy Klobuchar (DFL – MN). “All Minnesotans enjoy forests, whether it's for snowmobilin

A plan pending in the state legislature is drawing support from a broad coalition of environmental and conservation groups. Steve Morse with the Minnesota Environmental Partnership says it will protect state waterways, prairie land and forests. "'Clean Water Legacy' is a comprehensive effort to t

St. Paul, MN - A hearing in Washington today that will consider opening federally designated "roadless areas" to commercial development is being closely followed in Minnesota. A Forest Service advisory committee is considering an Idaho petition to open up protected lands there to development. Chri

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