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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 - MT: Public Lands/Wilderness

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

Big Timber, MT – Stopping for a dip and a sip can be deadly for migratory birds in Montana, according to a new report from Defenders of Wildlife. The report says the Hailstone National Wildlife Refuge in central Montana is getting more and more polluted each year. It can spread illnesses among

Missoula, MT – Forest fires, insect infestations, and bad luck from Mother Nature can all damage forests in Montana – and repairing the damage is no easy task. Restoration plans are often met with opposition from logging companies, conservation groups, or recreation groups – althou

Helena, MT – Natural lands are providing the most dividends for Montanans, according to a new report from The Wilderness Society. The report examined state and federal data on people and jobs and it shows oil, gas and logging, as a portion of personal income, has been on the decline for 30 yea

Butte, MT – Putting up new signs, repairing trails, and planting grasses and trees in fire zones. Those are the jobs for hundreds of Montanans this weekend as they clean up some of the state’s prime real estate: public lands. It’s National Public Lands Day tomorrow (Saturday). Brad

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

Choteau, MT – Communities along Montana's Rocky Mountain Front are working to grab more of the tourism industry with a new "Discovery Guide" that promotes hunting, fishing, camping and sightseeing. Mickey Hodgkiss with the Choteau Chamber of Commerce says plenty of people pass through on their

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