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PNS Daily Newscast - July 19, 2019 


Chants of a different sort greet U.S. Rep. Omar upon her return home to Minnesota. Also on our Friday rundown: A new report says gunshot survivors need more outreach, support. Plus, sharing climate-change perspectives in Charlotte.

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Public News Service - SD: Environment

Buffalo, SD - Western and Central South Dakota farmers and ranchers who are lying in the path of a major oil pipeline expansion project are raising concerns that the deadline for commenting on a presidential permit application is too short. TransCanada Corporation submitted the application for the K

Rapid City, SD – A coalition of South Dakota ranchers, sportsmen and conservationists is using tomorrow's National Public Lands Day Celebration to bring attention to their ongoing efforts to have areas within the Buffalo Gap National Grasslands in Southwest South Dakota designated as wildernes

Hartington, NE – It's a high-cost energy world, and addressing that problem is the idea behind a first-ever Renewable Energy Fair this week. South Dakotans and people from other northern plains states are gathering at the Cedar County Fairgrounds in Hartington, Nebraska this Thursday. Organi

Rapid City, SD - Conservation groups say the Endangered Species Act will be endangered itself if a new set of rules proposed by the Bush administration goes into effect. Jim Margadant, regional conservation coordinator for the South Dakota Sierra Club, says the plan lets each federal agency decide i

Deerfield, SD - A first-ever national report that highlights the strong connection between religious faith and environmental initiatives is being released today by the Sierra Club. "Faith in Action" recognizes the roles that faith-based groups play in conservation and sustainability. In South Dako

Rapid City, SD – The Oglala Sioux Tribe is making a study of mountain lions an environmental priority, now that the Black Hills Mountain Lion Foundation reports evidence that a breeding population may exist on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation. Trudy Ecoffey, a senior wildlife biologist wit

St. Paul, MN - The head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies has sent a letter to Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty urging him to oppose the Big Stone II power plant in South Dakota. Dr. James Hansen questions the decision to build new coal-fired power plants that add more carbon dioxide to the a

Lyons, NE – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reminding South Dakota farmers located in eligible watersheds they have until May 16 to sign up for the Conservation Security Program, a federal program that rewards farmers and ranchers for providing clean water, better soil management, improv

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