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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2020 


Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 


Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Public News Service - ND: Public Lands/Wilderness

New federal rules could severely limit methane flaring at North Dakota's tribal and public gas wells. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – The U.S. soon could see tighter restrictions on oil and gas flaring, and, if approved, that could have some long-term effects on North Dakota's air quality and economy. The Bureau of Land Management proposed new rules Friday that would limit venting and flaring at gas wells

Investors are saying they want more public disclosure from energy developers that use fracking, according to an industry scorecard that ranks them. (iStockphoto)

BISMARK, N.D. - A lot of companies fracking for gas do a poor job of informing the public, according to investor groups. While a just-released scorecard faults Occidental Petroleum for secrecy in some areas, other companies like North Dakota-based Hess scored near the top of the third annual Disclos

Millions in federal dollars for North Dakota's public lands hang in the balance as Congress continues to debate the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Some of North Dakota's best public spots for hunting, fishing and hiking, including the Dakota Prairie Grasslands, could be at risk of losing about $22 million in federal support. That's because Congress continues to argue over the future of a massive public lands funding bi

The U.S. Forest Service is being sued for approving a large gravel mine adjacent to Theodore Roosevelt National Park's Elkhorn Ranch. Credit: Eric Foltz.

BISMARCK, N.D. – The U.S. Forest Service faces a federal lawsuit for its approval of a large, new gravel pit on the outskirts of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The suit comes from the National Parks Conservation Association, represented by the Environmental Law and Policy Center. Staff

U.S. taxpayers have lost an estimated $380 million since 2006 because of flaring and venting of natural gas at drilling sites on federal lands. Credit: sakakawea7.

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota's U.S. senators are being urged to support efforts to have the federal government take action to end the waste of natural gas at drilling sites on public lands and the loss of the associated revenue. An ad campaign launched this week in North Dakota and several other s

Visitors to Theodore Roosevelt National Park are expected to spot the western meadowlark this weekend during the park's 61st Annual Spring Birdwalk. Credit: Kevin Cole/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – The western meadowlark is not as common a sight as it once was in North Dakota, but some visitors to Theodore Roosevelt National Park will likely get a glimpse of the state bird this weekend. Eileen Andes, the park’s chief of interpretation and public affairs, says thi

PHOTO: With a deadly fungal disease called white-nose syndrome decimating its numbers, the northern long-eared bat today officially becomes listed as a threatened species in North Dakota and across the country. Photo credit: University of Illinois/Steve Taylor/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – New protections are now in place for the northern long-earned bat, which officially becomes listed as a threatened species in North Dakota and across the nation as of today. The listing comes in the wake of a deadly disease called white-nose syndrome that's killed more than

PHOTO: The 64th Legislative Assembly begins Tuesday in Bismarck, and oil and gas issues within the energy industry will be among those high on the docket. Photo credit: Lindsey G/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - The gavel comes down to open the 2015 North Dakota Legislature Tuesday, and among the issues lawmakers will be asked to address this session are infrastructure improvements for oil and gas extraction. The EmPower North Dakota Commission is recommending about $1 billion in funding o

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