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PNS Daily News - December 11, 2019 


U.S. House to vote on two articles of impeachment; $1.4 trillion in planned oil & gas development said to put the world in a "a bright red level" of climate crisis; anti-protest legislation moving forward in Ohio; "forest farming" moving forward in Appalachia; and someone is putting cowboy hats on pigeons in Nevada.

2020Talks - December 11, 2019 


18 years ago today, China joined the WTO. Now, China's in a trade war with the U.S. Also, House Democrats and the Trump administration made a deal to move forward with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

Public News Service - WV: Public Lands/Wilderness

Charleston, WV – West Virginia kids may spend more time in a new classroom – the Great Outdoors. A provision in the "No Child Left Behind" Act, now up for renewal in Congress, would include grants and other support to help schools teach about the environment. The plan is being called "No

Washington, DC – A mining reform bill passed yesterday in the U.S. House has West Virginia taking a close look at mining practices of the "Wild West." In an effort led by West Virginia Congressman Nick Rahall, the House voted to update a law from more than a century ago, that lets mining comp

Charleston, WV – West Virginia has a wild weekend in store to celebrate the major milestones of three different wilderness groups. The Virginia Highlands Conservancy is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and former Conservancy President David Elkinton believes the biggest lesson learned in th

Charleston, WV – West Virginians from across the state are heading to the great outdoors tomorrow (SATURDAY) to celebrate National Public Lands Day, by cleaning up and improving the state's public lands, parks and wilderness areas. Comments from Matt Keller and Dave Saville, both with the Wes

A White House rule expected today could open up more West Virginia streams to dumping from mountaintop removal coal mines. The plan would change the “buffer zone” rule, which is intended to protect streams from being filled in by waste from mines. Cindy Rank with the West Virginia High

It's a unique prescription for a healthier West Virginia. Health professionals say wild lands are good medicine, and they're rallying to save West Virginia wilderness in hopes that more people will enjoy and benefit from it. More than 100 healthcare workers from around the state are part of a new c

Proposed state Division of Natural Resources rules would require oil and gas drillers to "walk softly" in West Virginia state forests and the deadline for public comments is Friday at noon. The new rules would require drillers to limit road-building, prevent erosion, protect wildlife, and give earli

If you're wondering what to do this summer, the top selling tourism book "One Thousand Places in the U.S. and Canada to See Before You Die" just came out with a new edition that includes "the Mon" National Forest and nearby town of Lewisburg. Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester says "the Mon" is a rare

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