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PNS Daily Newscast - June 14, 2019 


Hundreds of companies urge Trump to resolve tariff dispute with China. Also on our Friday rundown: California moves closer to universal health coverage. Plus, new Gulf restoration projects – a decade after the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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Public News Service - MT: Public Lands/Wilderness

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

Bozeman, MT – Baby boomers are looking for the next great place to live, and small towns in the West are on the preferred list, according to an expert tracking growth patterns. Whitman College environmental studies professor Don Snow says, in the face of this influx, communities need to protec

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

A wildfire expert is calling for some creative thinking to prevent repeat fire seasons like the one Montana is seeing now. Global Forest Science president Dr. Reese Halter says healthy forest practices have to change as climate changes. He even suggests tapping into the prison population to do fores

Helena, MT - Thousands of miles of Forest Service roads in Montana and throughout the West are crumbling, sending dirt and sand downstream, causing problems for water systems and reservoirs. An analysis of road inventory shows most are abandoned, and some were illegally built. Environmental and r

Montana sportsmen are in Washington to support a series of legislative proposals designed to balance recreation, hunting and fishing with new oil and gas development on public lands. The Sportsmen's Public Lands Energy Agenda would ensure any new energy development would also protect fish, wildlife

Big wild fires are often blamed on not enough prevention - like thinning trees, clearing underbrush, and creating defensible areas near homes, towns and private property. Yet there is a plan to cut funding for the State Fire Assistance program, which focuses on prevention. Chris Mehl is with The Wi

Eight out of 10 Montanans oppose turning Montana's Lolo Peak into a ski resort, according to analysis of public comments by the Sierra Club. Bob Clark, with the Sierra Club's Missoula field office, believes the public strongly supports preserving Lolo Peak from development because they dislike how

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