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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - MT: Water

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

HELENA, Mont. - While Montanans are still dealing with the Yellowstone River pipeline spill, a study comes out today that examines the "worst-case scenarios" if there were a major spill from the proposed Keystone XL pipeline crossing of the Yellowstone and other locations. Report author John Stans

HELENA, Mont. - A U.S. House committee today is to take up a bill that would expand the powers of the Department of Homeland Security by waiving compliance with 36 environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, within a 100-mile buffer along borders and coastlines. Lynn Scarlett, a former deput

BILLINGS, Mont. - Goats have a reputation for eating just about anything, but oil-covered grass isn't on their preferred menu. Alexis Bonogofsky's family owns Blue Creek Farms along the Yellowstone River south of Billings. Pastures they use for their goats are covered in oil from the Exxon pipeline

BILLINGS, Mont. - The Exxon pipeline rupture into the Yellowstone River is being cited as a reason to give the proposed Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline new scrutiny. The Keystone project, a much larger pipeline, also would cross the Yellowstone, along with the Missouri and 400 other waterways around

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