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PNS Daily Newscast - June 3, 2020 


Episcopal bishops call out Trump's appearance in front of St. John's Episcopal Church in DC; and a civil rights investigation into the Minneapolis Police Dept.

2020Talks - June 3, 2020 


Eight states plus Washington DC had primaries yesterday, in the midst of both the new coronavirus pandemic and clashes between law enforcement and protestors.

Public News Service - MT: Water

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

Helena, MT – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a report documenting the ways climate change will affect people throughout the country. In Montana, smoke-filled air, earlier allergy seasons, and shorter fishing seasons are on the list, due to increased wildfires, drought, and

Missoula, MT – Montana will soon see new jobs in the trees. The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has outlined projects on national forest land in Montana, Northern Idaho and North Dakota this year that will create more than 60 area jobs. People will be put to work repairing crumbling roads and trail

Billings, MT – There's a green light for clean water in Montana rivers and streams. The Environmental Protection Agency has approved the state's rules meant to limit pollution of rivers and streams by coal bed methane production. Tongue River rancher Mark Fix says it's been a long time comin

Helena, MT – Congress has set aside a big chunk of money for cleaning up the "roads less traveled" – or not traveled at all – in the national forests, and a nice slice of those funds will probably go to Montana. Lawmakers approved $39 million to clean up or shut down old roads in t

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

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