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PNS Daily Newscast - August 7, 2020 


The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


2020Talks - August 7, 2020 


The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Public News Service - WY: Public Lands/Wilderness

As of February 2020, chronic wasting disease has been identified in 31 of 37 (84%) Wyoming mule deer herds, and 9 of 36 (25%) elk herds in Wyoming. (Skeeze/Pixabay)

SHERIDAN, Wyo. -- Wildlife managers in Wyoming are moving forward to combat chronic wasting disease in deer, elk and moose herds, after the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission approved a new statewide management plan. Brian Nesvik, State Game and Fish Department Director, said managers can pick and ch

Scientists have called on the United States to stop new coal leasing to help prevent the most catastrophic impacts of climate change. (Ecoflight)

SHERIDAN, Wyo. - A coalition including the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, conservation organizations and states launched a new challenge this week against the Trump administration's move to open millions of acres of public lands for new coal leasing and mining. Connie Wilbert, director of the Wyoming Ch

Mountain lion predation on adult mule deer, coyote predation on fawn, along with elk populations consuming deer food and prolonged drought have made it increasingly difficult for mule deer in the Greater Little Mountain Area to find their own place. (NPS)

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. -- Five years of comprehensive research into why mule deer populations have declined dramatically over the past few decades is nearing the finish line. Kevin Monteith, associate professor at the University of Wyoming, has been studying the impacts of drought, coyote and mountain

Critics of the Bureau of Land Management's move to cut royalty payments worry the action incentivizes oil production during what's been called the biggest oil glut in history. (Matryx/Pixabay)

SHERIDAN, Wyoming -- As Wyoming faces a potential $2.8 billion budget deficit fueled by the COVID-19 crisis, lawmakers are bracing for a significant revenue shortfall after the Trump administration announced cuts for oil and gas royalties on public lands. Shannon Anderson, staff attorney for the P

Critics say a U.S. Forest Service proposal for logging in the Medicine Bow National Forest will destroy habitat for the imperiled lynx and the elusive pine marten, a small forest carnivore in the weasel family. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Conservation groups are stepping back into the fray to stop the latest proposal by the U.S. Forest Service to allow logging on more than 300,000 acres of land, and bulldozing 600 miles of new roads, in the Medicine Bow National Forest in southern Wyoming. Connie Wilbert, director

With the market flooded with oil and storage running out, critics are protesting the Trump administration's ongoing efforts to lease large tracts of public lands at bargain-basement prices. (John Hill/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Right-leaning conservation groups are calling on the Trump administration to suspend oil and gas leasing on public lands through the end of 2020. David Jenkins, president of Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship, says with demand for oil, and oil prices, at record lows during

Oil and gas operations on public lands can degrade and fragment big-game habitat, disrupting historic migration routes and mating and birthing sites. (Wikimedia Commons)

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's emphasis on opening public lands for oil and gas development has put hunting and other western sporting traditions at risk, according to a new National Wildlife Federation report. Josh Coursey, co-founder, of the wildlife conservation grou

Wildlife officials detected chronic wasting disease in Jackson Hole in 2018, and biologists say it's just a matter of time before it reaches elk drawn to easy winter food supplies. (Wikimedia Commons)

JACKSON, Wyo. -- Conservation groups are doubling down on efforts to get federal agencies to stop controversial winter feeding of elk at the Alkali Creek feedground in the Gros Ventre drainage, Dell Creek feedground in Sublette County and Forest Park feedground in Lincoln County. Kristin Combs, ex

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