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PNS Daily Newscast - October 22, 2019 


Trump lashes out at critics who claim he abuses his office; a strike at JFK airport; gun control bills in Wisconsin; a possible link between air pollution and violent crime; and very close foreign elections.

2020Talks - October 22, 2019 


After a settlement instead of what would have been the first trial in the landmark court case on the opioid crisis, we look at what 2020 candidates want to do about drug pricing.

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Public News Service - MT: Water

HELENA, Mont. - Coal-burning power plants across the country will now have to meet Montana's standards when it comes to mercury pollution. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the final Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule that requires power plants to add pollution co

FORT PECK, Mont. - Accusations of ethical violations, environmental concerns and private property rights related to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada into the United States could get a closer look by the U.S. State Department. A decision on a federal permit for the project has been delay

MISSOULA, Mont. - The best defense is a good offense, and not just for football. It's also a strategy for dealing with aquatic invasive species, such as zebra mussels and Eurasian water-milfoil. And the battle to keep them away from Montana's Southern Crown of the Continent is well underway, thanks

COLSTRIP, Mont. - Several Montana ranchers downstream from coal mines want the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to address problems in eastern Montana related to water quality and quantity - or they'll sue. Ellen Pfister, a Yellowstone County rancher, says a law is already on the bo

CIRCLE, Mont. - Thirty-four landowners who will see the proposed Keystone XL pipeline cross their properties are looking to Montana Department of Environmental Quality director Richard Opper as their "last hope." They've sent a letter asking for safety requirements before the state approves the pipe

BILLINGS, Mont. - The recipe will stay secret. The Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation voted Wednesday not to require complete public disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing for natural gas - despite the fact that most public comments it received - 192 out of 212 - urged tran

MISSOULA, Mont. - The U.S. House is set to make a budget decision this week that could mean less money for Montana recreation and tourism projects. The Interior Department budget bill "de-funds" the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), bringing it to its lowest level ever. Land Tawney, preside

HELENA, Mont. - The damage to wildlife because of the ExxonMobil oil spill in the Yellowstone River appears to be minimal. Only about 20 critters have been observed covered with oil. However, that count is misleading, according to wildlife biologist Doug Inkley with the National Wildlife Federation

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