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PNS Daily Newscast - November 11, 2019 


Members of Congress take positions ahead of public impeachment hearings; EPA wants to relax coal-ash clean water rules; vets warned to watch for scams; and the good work one Kentucky veteran does.

2020Talks - November 11, 2019 


Today's Veterans Day; of the 45 current and past presidents, 29 have been veterans. Plus, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined Sen. Bernie Sanders in Iowa this weekend for some of the biggest Iowa rallies so far this caucus season, as well as a climate-change summit.

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Public News Service - NV: Environment

Conservation groups say seasonal wetlands in arid states like Nevada are likely to lose federal protections by repealing the Waters of the United States rule. (Ken_Lund)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Trump administration announced on Thursday the withdrawal of Obama-era anti-pollution protections for smaller streams, known as the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule – and in Nevada, state officials are not denouncing the move. Nevada Attorney General Aar

The Trump administration is trying for the third time this year to get funds from Congress to revive a proposed nuclear repository at Yucca Mountain. (State of Nevada)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Opponents of reviving the proposed nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain held a panel discussion in East Las Vegas last night to raise awareness about the issue. The plans were shelved during the Obama administration, but U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has requested $116 m

Flaring of excess methane at oil and gas facilities may become more pervasive if the Environmental Protection Agency's revised methane waste rule takes effect. (Wild Earth Guardians)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Trump administration unveiled plans yesterday to roll back Obama-era protections designed to combat air pollution and climate change. The Environmental Protection Agency wants to revoke the Methane Waste Rule, which requires oil and gas companies to install technology t

Conservation advocates say city dwellers will need to be less reliant on cars in the future in order to pull the planet out of ecological deficit. (Flickr/Jörg Farys)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – This is Earth Overshoot Day, the day of the year that environmental activists say humanity has used up more natural resources than the planet can replenish each year. The ecological deficit can be blamed on pollution of the air and water, over fishing, deforestation, exce

The Anaconda Copper Mine was most active from 1952 to 1978 and closed in 2000. Dietrick McGinnis)

YERINGTON, Nev. – Members of the public can get a closer look at the now closed Anaconda Copper Mine site near Yerington as part of a free bus tour offered in 3 weeks by a group that advocates for clean water. The Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada is chartering a bus from Reno on Sat

Red Rock Canyon is one of many sites that has benefitted from the Land and Water Conservation Fund over the years. (Battle Born Progress)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – U.S. Sens. Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada have signed on to a bill that would guarantee full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund – a 55-year-old program that provides funds for local ballparks, boat ramps and national monuments across th

Western Shoshone tribal leaders say a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain would expose their land and people to too much risk. (Johnny Bobb)

TONOPAH, Nev. - The Western Shoshone Nation is inviting the public to join its protest this weekend against moves by the Trump administration to restart operations at the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository. Members began their annual sacred walk in Tonopah on Monday and will end in Mercury on

Red Rocks Canyon is one of hundreds of places in Nevada that have benefited from the Land and <br />Water Conservation Fund, but the new federal budget proposal barely acknowledges the fund. (kconnors/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – President Donald Trump signed a historic public-lands package on Tuesday. It was decades in the making, adding 1.3 million acres of new wilderness and creating five new national monuments. The bill also reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has used fee

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