PNS Daily News - December 12, 2019 

A House Committee begins debate on articles of impeachment; Washington state is set to launch a paid family, medical leave program; advocates for refugees say disinformation clouds their case; and a new barrier to abortion in Kentucky.

2020Talks - December 12, 2019 

Today’s the deadline to qualify for this month’s debate, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang made it - the only non-white candidate who’ll be on stage. Plus, former Secretary Julián Castro questions the order of primary contests.

Public News Service - WY: Climate Change/Air Quality

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming gets kudos for forging ahead with wind energy production, but a new report from Headwaters Economics finds the state will have to do much more than that to take advantage of its potential in the emerging green energy economy. Report author Julia Haggerty says their analysi

RAWLING, Wyo. - Red Desert drilling plans are headed for the courtroom. Several conservation groups have filed a federal lawsuit over the BLM's recent Rawlins Resource Management Plan, which sets guidelines for how lands in the district will be used and maintained. That plan opened 97 percent of the

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Wyoming is the nation's 'energy state,' producing more coal than the three other top coal-producing states combined, and supplying a large portion of the nation's natural gas and oil. Those facts are part of a presentation today (Wednesday) in Laramie by Duane Keown, a University of

LARAMIE, Wyo. - The "greening" of the church is up for discussion this weekend for the kick-off of Earth Week in Wyoming. Church leaders and church-goers are gathering in Laramie to talk about practical things congregations can do and why they should do those things. The Reverend Rebekah Simon-Pet

CASPER, Wyo. - Big wildfires in the forest back country through the West are often blamed on pine bark beetles, with the thought that the diseased and dead trees left by the insects present a higher fire risk. In fact, plans are underway to cut down such trees in some roadless areas in Colorado in t

CASPER, Wyo. - Conservation groups backing new federal energy efficiency standards have been saying for months that the move would save money for Wyoming families. Those against such legislation say it would cost consumers more. It turns out both are right, according to new research from the Consume

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming may be one of just a few states aggressively developing wind energy, but the new National Environmental Scorecard released today by the League of Conservation Voters ranks the state last when it comes congressional representation on energy and conservation issues. The orga

PINEDALE, Wyo. - A day after new rules were unveiled for oil and gas leasing on public lands, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled new rules to reduce smog, which is connected to the oil and gas industry in Wyoming. Smog is ground-level ozone generated by heavy industry, power plants,

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