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PNS Daily Newscast - August 22, 2018 


Manafort and Cohen guilty as charged. Also on the Wednesday rundown: Federal figures predict little boost for coal jobs, while EPA admits its new coal rules endanger health; and it turns out drivers want better MPG despite Trump fuel-standard rollbacks.

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Public News Service - MT: Energy Policy

Gov. Steve Bullock presents his Montana Energy Plan at the University of Montana in Missoula on Wednesday. (Office of the Governor)

MISSOULA, Mont. – Renewable energy advocates are praising Gov. Steve Bullock's new energy plan, which lays out a number of strategies to increase Montana's market for solar and wind projects. The governor promoted his plan Wednesday at a panel discussion at the University of Montana in Misso

Gas flares on Pat Wilson's cattle ranch near Bainville, Mont. (Caitlyn Cromwell)

BANEVILLE, Mont. - More than 6,000 Montanans live within a half-mile of the state's almost 9,800 oil and gas facilities, according to a new mapping tool released this week. Two nonprofit groups, Earthworks and the Clean Air Task Force, are behind the website, Oil and Gas Threat Map. It pinpoints loc

The Northwest Energy Conference kicks off today in Missoula. (Alternative Energy Resources Organization)

MISSOULA, Mont. – More than a hundred conservation advocates are converging on Missoula today to map out Montana's transition to a clean energy economy. They're gathering for the annual Northwest Energy Coalition conference. This year, Gov. Steve Bullock is expected to lay out his plan to

Les Anderson delivered 225,000 comment cards opposing a proposed coal-shipping terminal at Longview, Wash., to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Seattle. (Columbia Riverkeeper)<br />

BILLINGS, Mont. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit on Monday for the massive Gateway Pacific Terminal, a coal-export facility proposed near Bellingham, Wash., that would have shipped coal to Asia from the Powder River Basin. The Corps heeded complaints from the Lummi Nation that the

Earth Day celebrations in Missoula are focused on renewable energy and the signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change today in New York. (niserin/iStockphotos)

MISSOULA, Mont. – Conservation advocates are holding a rally in Missoula today in honor of the 46th annual Earth Day. They're celebrating the official signing today of the Paris Agreement on climate change at the U.N. in New York by about 150 countries, including the U.S. and China. Missou

A new study faults federal law for allowing oil and gas companies to conceal the chemicals they use in drilling and fracking.(metaphortagraphy/iStockphotos)

HELENA, Mont. – Montana has about 4,400 oil wells and 6,700 gas wells – and a >new report says companies are hiding basic data on the chemicals they use – under the guise of confidentiality – and it's completely legal. The report, by the nonprofit advocacy group the Partne

A proposed coal strip mine at Otter Creek in southeastern Montana will not be built, after Arch Coal asked to suspend the permit process on Thursday. (Northern Plains Resource Council)

HELENA, Mont. - In what ranchers and conservation groups are calling a big victory, Arch Coal announced Thursday that it is dropping its bid to build the proposed Otter Creek mine project - and that means the associated Tongue River Railroad is dead as well. Local ranchers and conservation advocate

Montana conservation advocates spoke out at a BLM hearing in North Dakota on Thursday, in support of new, stricter rules on flaring and venting natural gas. (Environmental Defense Fund)

DICKINSON, N.D. - Montana conservation advocates are pushing for stronger rules on flaring and venting of methane gas, speaking out on Thursday at a Bureau of Land Management hearing in Dickinson. The BLM's proposed rules would require oil and gas companies to limit the amount of methane they flare

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