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PNS Daily Newscast - June 15, 2018 


AG Sessions says the Bible backs the Trump administration policy separating children from parents. Also on the Friday rundown: emails suggest political interference in feds ending a Mining-Health Study; and Iowa marks Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

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Public News Service - WY: Environment

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

According to analysis from the Trump administration, the Clean Power Plan could prevent as many as 4,500 premature deaths each year by 2030. (Pixabay)

GILLETTE, Wyo. – EPA chief Scott Pruitt is in coal country today to meet with industry leaders, but he opted not to attend the final listening session where the public weighs in on his proposal to roll back the Clean Power Plan. Tuesday's event at Gillette College drew hundreds of people, in

More than 17 million people live within a mile of an active oil or gas well, including more than 2 million children and elderly people - groups especially vulnerable to air pollution and contaminated water. (Joshua Doubek/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Physicians' groups are sounding the alarm on the health risks posed by hydraulic fracturing, and have published a compendium of scientific evidence that they say confirms the damage caused by fracking operations. Joel Minor, associate attorney with the group Earthjustice, sa

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