PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 

The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 

Biden's climate change task force is making some progress, a federal judge ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - ND: Public Lands/Wilderness

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

PHOTO: Theodore Roosevelt National Park maintains a small group of longhorn steers in the North Unit as a historic demonstration herd. Park fees are likely to be going up in 2015. Photo courtesy of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

BISMARCK, N.D. - A decision on whether entrance and camping fees will be going up at North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park is expected to come in January, and it appears the proposed hikes will be approved. Chief Ranger Dean Wyckoff says the plan is now being reviewed by the National Par

PHOTO: A new report finds the amount of gas drilled on federal leases in North Dakota that's royalty-free, consumed or flared by operators, is equal to more than 40 percent of the total volume sold. Photo credit: Merlin/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - The state's natural gas and oil boom is bringing in the dollars, but a new report says North Dakota and the nation are missing out on millions due to decades-old rules for drilling on federal lands. Ryan Alexander, president with Taxpayers for Common Sense, says their study found $3

PHOTO: This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. It was created to help safeguard the nation's natural areas, water resources and outdoor recreation opportunities - such as the region where this prairie pothole is located. Photo Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Tom Koerner/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – It's a national habitat conservation effort that supporters say has provided much value for North Dakota, and among those now asking that Congress reauthorize and fully fund it are local anglers and hunters. Johann Walker, director of conversation programs for Dakotas and Mo

BISMARCK, N.D. - A public hearing will be held next month in Bismarck on a proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency to address pollution from North Dakota power plants. Supporters say it'll mean cleaner air. Critics say the cost is too high and the impact minimal. Comments from Stephanie Kodi

BISMARCK, N. D. - The National Wildlife Federation has looked back over the last decade and, in a new report, has documented hundreds of deaths, spills, explosions and habitat destruction caused by accidents in the oil and gas industry. One of the incidents occurred in January of this year, when th

FARGO, N.D. - North Dakota's children are being urged to head outside this weekend as the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) holds its annual Great American Backyard Campout. The effort to encourage children to leave the video games, television and computers behind is based on statistics that show a

BISMARCK, N.D. - It was 45 years ago this week, on September 3, 1964, that President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act, groundbreaking legislation that would guarantee that future generations would be able to use and enjoy the nation's wilderness areas. Since that day, more than 109 million

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