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PNS Daily News - December 5, 2019 


Three out of four legal scholars say a Trump impeachment is justified; 700,000 to lose food assistance; and documents show the coal industry knew about climate impacts in the 1960's.

2020Talks - December 5, 2019 


Former VP Joe Biden's on his "No Malarkey" tour across Iowa, while the House Judiciary Committee had its first hearing with constitutional scholars.

Public News Service - MT: Water

Helena, MT – This weekend is the kick-off of the river recreation season in Montana. Rivers are running high and fast, which is a lure for whitewater lovers, but it’s also the time of year when river accidents peak. Kevin Lewis was a long-time board member for American Whitewater, who

Helena, MT – A veto stamp is seen as a bridge over troubled waters by many senior water rights holders in Montana. Governor Brian Schweitzer has turned thumbs down on a bill that would have reclassified water pumped out of the ground during coal bed methane production as "surface water" rather

Helena, MT – Montana legislators are considering new regulations for buildings along all or parts of ten rivers. Lawmakers held a public hearing yesterday on the Big Sky Rivers Act, which would establish a 250-foot setback on the Yellowstone, Gallatin, Missouri, Clark Fork and Flathead Rivers,

Washington, D.C. - Hardrock mining operators may find it's time to pay up after well over a century of royalty-free mining. A bill now in Congress to reform the 1872 hardrock mining law would create royalties for mining on public lands like those that oil and gas and coal companies pay. At the same

Several environmental groups have filed suit against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to challenge a plan that clears the way for oil shale development in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. While many promote oil shale as a non-foreign answer to the nation's oil needs, the lawsuit references BLM researc

Seeley Lake, MT – A request for economic stimulus in rural Montana has been sent to the state's congressional delegation. The Montana Forest Restoration Steering Committee is asking them to help secure federal dollars to fund an estimated $100 million worth of pending restoration projects on 1

Missoula, MT – Montana waterways need to be protected against mining pollution, mining companies need to pay for what they take, and they need to help pay for cleanup when they pollute. Those are the results of a poll released today in which Montanans were asked about updating the 1872 Mining

Billings, MT – Montanans want wind and solar energy development rather then fossil-fueled or nuclear power plants. A new survey, for the Civil Society Institute and the Northern Plains Resource Council, found 72 percent of respondents say it's time to end the "tax holiday" for oil and gas prod

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