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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 


A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.


2020Talks - September 18, 2020 


Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Public News Service - MT: Waste Reduction/Recycling

The only waste disposal site permitted for radioactive material in Montana is in the eastern part of the state, near Glendive. (Northern Plains Resource Council)

HELENA, Mont. - Lawmakers could sideline Montana's radioactive waste disposal rules from oil and gas industries next week, despite public opposition. The Legislative Environmental Quality Council voted to delay Department of Environmental Quality limits last month, and could make that decision fin

Because of concerns for their water sources, residents of Glendive, Mont. are pushing DEQ to make rules about radioactive oil waste. (Tony Webster/Flickr)

GLENDIVE, Mont. – The latest proposed rules for disposing of radioactive oil waste in Montana have some residents concerned. The state Department of Environmental Quality wants to raise the radioactive limit from 50 picocuries per gram to 200. The state already has licensed four landfills

Clean energy advocates are holding a rally in Billings ahead of Sen. Steve Daines' Montana Energy conference. (adamkaz/iStockphoto)

BILLINGS, Mont. - Advocates for renewable energy are rallying in Billings today just ahead of a three-day Montana Energy conference sponsored by Sen. Steve Daines. The clean energy rally is sponsored by the Northern Plains Resource Council. Ben Reed, a member who owns a local solar business, Winpo

Montana conservationists are testifying in Spokane, Wash., tonight to protest a proposed oil terminal there that could send eight oil trains a day through Montana. (vladislav danilin/shutterstock)

BILLINGS, Mont. - A coalition of Montana conservationists are traveling to Washington State today to speak out against a proposed oil terminal that could send 12 million additional gallons of Bakken crude oil from Eastern Montana to the West Coast per day. The group will testify tonight at a publi

Conference attendees will learn about saving the planet through soil this weekend in Billings. Credit: belfasteileen/iStock

BILLINGS, Mont. - Dirt can save the planet and farmers can put the brakes on global warming. Those are the surprising conclusions of the keynote speaker at a conference on soil's role in saving our world this weekend in Billings. The Northern Plains Resource Council's 44th Annual Meeting on Satur

Coal miner. Credit: joebelanger/iStock

BILLINGS, Mont. - Environmental groups are speaking out about Montana Attorney General Tim Fox's decision to join a lawsuit that would block the "carbon rule" section of President Obama's Clean Power Plan. On Friday, Montana joined 23 other states in suing the Environmental Protection Agency sayi

A 10-year review of the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard shows it created 100 new jobs a year, and added $17 million to the annual gross state product. Credit: Deborah C. Smith

HELENA, Mont. - Renewable energy has evolved into a multimillion-dollar industry in Montana. A new report takes a look at the economic landscape during the 10 years of the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard and finds renewable energy has added $17 million to the annual gross state product. Jeff

Billings, MT – Old keyboards, monitors, computers, VCRs and video cameras can be cleared out of storage this weekend. It’s a challenge to "erase your E-waste," connected to the Western Sustainable Living Expo in Billings. Sandra Boggs, recycling and marketing development specialist for

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