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PNS Daily Newscast - May 29, 2020 


More than a dozen Internal Affairs complaints against the Minneapolis Police officer involved in the death of George Floyd; we report on what's behind the current tensions.

2020Talks - May 29, 2020 


Republican Voters Against Trump just launched and plans to spend $10 million on the 2020 campaign. And President Trump signed an executive order making social media companies liable for content their users post.

Public News Service - MT: Environment

Missoula, MT – Exactly how much pollution is in that "Big Sky?" A new report from the National Environmental Trust puts global pollution in global perspective, calculating that Montana generates more greenhouse gas pollution than 56 developing countries, combined. The state's faith leaders be

Missoula, MT – Montanans don't have to be scientists to observe climate change. From changing crop needs and prolonged drought, to variations in the movements of wildlife, all are evidence that climate changes are affecting the state. Jay Gulledge with the Pew Center on Global Climate Change e

Helena, MT – Oil and gas companies are hoping to win big in Montana later this month, as about 250,000 acres of land goes up to bid for development. A local sportsmen's group is playing referee on the drilling plans. Ben Lamb of the Montana Wildlife Federation says the group is protesting abo

Helena, MT – A group of Montana veterans wants to "grease the wheel" when it comes to lessening U.S. dependence on foreign oil. They've sent a letter to Congress asking for better mileage standards for cars and trucks. Iraq war veteran and Montana state legislator Kevin Furey likes their ide

Billings, MT – Climate change can no longer be debated in Montana, says a University of Montana professor who is a co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. Steven Running, a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, will present evidence of Big Sky climate change on Friday during

Helena, MT – Congress is taking on the task of updating the nation's 135-year-old law that sets rules for mining gold, silver, and other minerals from public land. For the first time, royalties would be charged, similar to those for oil and gas taken from public land; the money would go into a

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.

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