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PNS Daily Newscast - July 13, 2018 


The FBI’s Peter Strzok spends 10 hours in open testimony in Congress. Also on the Friday rundown: Granite Staters protest AG Sessions' approach to fighting opioid abuse, and Latino Conservation Week starts on Saturday.

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Public News Service - WY: Environment

Scientists warn that increased oil and gas development in critical sage grouse habitat could cause more birds to abandon mating sites known as leks. (BLM)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Scientists are lining up in opposition to the U.S. Interior Department's proposed changes to the Greater Sage Grouse Management Plan. Twenty-one biologists and sage grouse experts sent a letter so Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke urging the agency to follow the best availa

Of the Bureau of Land Managementís upcoming and newly offered oil and gas leasing on public lands, 76 percent are located inside protected sage grouse habitat across Colorado, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. (BLM)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management holds open house meetings in Wyoming this week on the agency's proposed changes to the Greater Sage-Grouse Management Plan. The plan was created by a host of stakeholders over several years to keep the bird off the Endangered Species List, after

A Farm Bill rider introduced by Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., would reopen vacant grazing lands to cattle, even in endangered species habitat. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Conservationists are warning that riders attached to the Farm Bill making its way through Congress could damage the nation's public lands and wildlife. After a House version of the Farm Bill stalled last month, the Senate has proposed a bill that would exempt the livestock i

The drop in prices for renewable energy could turn almost $1 trillion in natural gas infrastructure investments into stranded assets. (Pexels)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – After looking back at the history of shale gas extraction in the United States, international development and trade experts say hydraulic fracturing should be approached with caution by countries considering ways to meet growing energy demands. Mitch Jones, a senior policy a

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is responsible for managing mule deer, but the agency currently does not have a specific policy on the books for protecting the deer's migration corridor. (BLM)

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. – Sportsmen and conservation groups are urging federal land managers to hold off on selling oil and gas leases along the longest known mule deer migration route in the U.S. in southwest Wyoming. Dwayne Meadows, executive director the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, says the m

Tribal nations are asking that grizzly bears in areas considered for hunting be relocated to tribal lands with suitable habitat. (Gregory Smith)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – In preparation for a vote this week on a proposed grizzly bear hunting season, tribal nations from across Wyoming, seven other states and two Canadian provinces have sent letters to Wyoming Game and Fish Commission officials opposing the move. Herb Welsh, a spokesman for the

Conservationists are hoping a federal judge in Boise, Idaho will agree that the Bureau of Land Management is not taking a balanced approach to land management by opening up sensitive sage grouse habitat for energy development. (BLM)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Conservation groups say the U.S. Bureau of Land Management broke the law when it approved eight large oil and gas lease sales in Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Utah, and filed suit yesterday in federal court. The sales came after the agency rolled back protections for g

Outdoor recreation in Wyoming, including wildlife tourism, generates $1.6 billion in wages and salaries and $514 million in state and local tax revenue. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Up to a third of the nation's wildlife species are at increased risk of extinction, according to a new report. In “Reversing America's Wildlife Crisis,” National Wildlife Federation research shows more than 150 species are already extinct, and 500 more haven't be

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