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PNS Daily News - September 18, 2019 


President Trump visits California, targeting its homelessness crisis and environmental protections; and Tennessee is a top destination for out-of-state women seeking abortions.

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Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh on why he's challenging President Trump; and how Iowa keeps its status as the first caucus of primary season.

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Public News Service - MT: Environment

Great Falls, MT – Growing energy crops in Montana is "fuel" for discussion today at the Montana Farmers Union convention. Producers from around the state will learn more about bio-fuel crops, such as camelina, which traditionally has been grown for vegetable oil and animal feed. A new U.S. F

Helena, MT – The U.S. House is considering the "Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act" today. If enacted, all inventoried roadless areas will be declared "wilderness," and the law would clear the way for jobs on the land, such as reforestation of clear cuts and rehabilitation of old roads.

Missoula, MT – An area of about 100,000 acres in Montana has been chosen as an example of America's wild legacy, in a new report from the Sierra Club that includes more than 50 scenic spots across the country. The Great Burn Roadless Area is a popular hunting, fishing and backpacking destinat

Billings, MT – Voter registration for the upcoming November elections ended this week, but Montanans still have other chances to register, although many may not know it. Theresa Keaveny, with the Montana Conservation Voters Education Fund, says residents can register at county election offices

Butte, MT - Montana backpackers, mountain bikers and equestrians have teamed up to create a plan that would link foothill trails near Butte and Helena to hundreds of miles of rugged, narrow paths along the "backbone of the Rockies." Mike Borduin, with the Highlands Cycling Club, explains that the go

Helena, MT – A new study from The Wilderness Society indicates no sign of a slowdown in the development of oil and natural gas wells. More than 26,000 new wells are currently planned on Montana public lands. Dave Alberswerth with The Wilderness Society says Congress is taking note of the pace

Montana hunters need to be prepared for some competition this season. Monica Fella with the Sierra Club Grizzly Bear Project encourages hunters to be well equipped and always carry bear pepper spray in the Big Sky backcountry. "Bear pepper spray does not have to be aimed precisely, like a gun would

Helena, MT – Drought in Montana? Get used to it. That’s the gist of a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council that details traditional water management practices and policies in Montana and throughout the West, and explains why changes are necessary in order to stretch shrink

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