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PNS Daily News - September 16, 2019 


New allegations emerge against Supreme Court Justice Kavanuagh and a new report says a lightning strike is more likely than a forced arbitration win.

2020Talks - September 16, 2019. (3 min.)  


2020 presidential hopefuls tweet about more sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Democrats who didn't make it onto last week's debate stage continue their grassroots approaches.

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Public News Service - MT: Environment

The International Energy Agency says countries need to reduce carbon pollution by 74% before 2030 to avoid a catastrophic rise in global temperatures. (Snap Happy/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. – The Trump administration has finalized a rule that will roll back an Obama-era regulation to cut emissions from the United States' power sector. The Environmental Protection Agency's new plan, the Affordable Clean Energy rule, scales back greenhouse gas emission reduction lim

The American Prairie Reserve stewards more than 400,000 acres of land on the prairies of northeastern Montana. (Reid Morth/American Prairie Reserve)

BOZEMAN, Mont. - With summer around the corner, Montanans have a chance to explore one of the state's most unique landscapes: the prairie. The American Prairie Reserve in northeastern Montana is a growing conservation project with the goal of safeguarding roughly 3 million acres of public and priva

The American Prairie Reserve is looking to connect and protect more than 3 million acres of Montana prairie land. (American Prairie Reserve)

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Spring is alive on the prairie in Montana, and so is a project to safeguard this unique environment, one of the most threatened and least protected landscapes in the world. The American Prairie Reserve is working to connect and restore more than 3 million acres of the ecosyst

Although most lawmakers received failing grades on its annual scorecard, the group Montana Conservation Voters says nearly one-third of them are sticking up for the environment. (Tracy/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. - Montana's legislative session was a season of highs and lows, according to the Montana Conservation Voters' legislative scorecard. The group graded lawmakers based on nine votes that address issues of clean energy and climate change, public lands and voters' rights - and more than h

In 2017, more than 1.2 million acres burned in Montana  one of the state's worst wildfire seasons on record. (U.S. Forest Service/Wikimedia Commons)

HELENA, Mont. – With wildfire season approaching, U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., has introduced legislation aimed at reducing their threat. But one wildfire expert calls the bill a "Trojan horse" for the logging industry. Gianforte and 18 other members of Congress are proposing the "Resi

Renewables surpassed coal in energy production in the United States for the first time in April. (David Gilder/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. – The struggle is ramping up over the Colstrip coal-fired power plant and Montana's energy future. A headline-grabbing measure in the Legislature, nicknamed the Save Colstrip bill, would have allowed the utility NorthWestern Energy to buy a unit of the coal plant without regula

The Montana Outdoor Heritage Project wants to hear from at least 10,000 Montanans about public lands funding. (Bob Wick/Bureau of Land Management)

HELENA, Mont. – How can Montana improve funding to protect what many feel is its most important asset – the outdoors? That's what backers of the Montana Outdoor Heritage Project are asking. The project kicked off Thursday, inviting Montanans to chime in with ideas on how to increase de

David Bernhardt, right, replaced former U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., left, as head of the Interior Department last month. (U.S. Dept. of the Interior/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. – Less than a month on the job and with investigations mounting, some Montanans are wondering if new Interior Secretary David Bernhardt will help or hinder Big Sky Country. The former oil and gas lobbyist is facing ethics scandals on multiple fronts, including a call last week

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