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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Public News Service - MT: Water

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

Helena, MT – The federal ban on leasing land for oil shale production could soon be lifted, if the U.S. Senate passes a proposal that is in both the House-approved energy bill and the federal spending bill. A proposal to remove the ban is expected this week, and although Montana has a limited

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