PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 

The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 

Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - WY: Public Lands/Wilderness

Laramie, WY – Wyoming wants the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to do more to "feather the nest" for the state's sage grouse. Governor Freudenthal has unveiled a set of recommendations to try to stop the documented decline of the species amid oil and gas production, including setting up f

Jackson, WY – Politics are in the public eye today in Wyoming. Candidates vying for seats in the state legislature, county commission and town council in Teton County are gathering to shake hands with locals and answer questions. Forrest McCarthy with the Wyoming Conservation Voters Educatio

Rock Springs, WY - Seismic exploration, wildcat wells, and the upcoming lease of nearly 7,000 acres on Little Mountain have some locals guessing that the area is going to become a major gas field. Nearby, Rock Springs resident Joyce Corcoran counts her family among the many locals who appreciate t

Casper, WY – The wolverine's fighting reputation may soon be headed to court. A notice has been filed that a lawsuit is on the way unless the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lists the wolverine under the Endangered Species Act. The agency opted not to list the animal, even after issuing a repor

Lander, WY – Wyoming needs to take a stingier approach when it comes to water, according to the State Geologist. He's recommending in a new report that the state be more selective about coal-bed methane development, because in some cases, hundreds of barrels of underground water are brought up

Cheyenne, WY - It's a new record, 44 million acres: that's how much public land in Wyoming has been leased for oil and gas drilling under the push to develop domestic supplies. However, it turns out that the rush to drill is going faster than even the oil and gas companies can keep up with, accordin

Laramie, WY - West Nile virus season is about to get underway, and Wyoming residents are being warned to try to avoid being bitten by the mosquitoes that carry the illness. But wild creatures targeted by the newly-flourishing bugs don't have much in the way of defenses, and a new study from the Univ

Jackson, WY – It's time for a fresh look at Wyoming's energy industry. Researchers, wildlife experts and sportsmen are gathering in Jackson today through Saturday to come up with new ideas on how to balance the state's profitable energy sector with other values, such as hunting, fishing and ba

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