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PNS Daily Newscast - September 25, 2020 

Democrats reported to be preparing a smaller pandemic relief package; vote-by-mail awaits a court decision in Montana.

2020Talks - September 25, 2020 

Senators respond to President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. And, former military and national security officials endorse Joe Biden.

Public News Service - WY: Public Lands/Wilderness

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

Sheridan, WY - Wyoming's tax system needs some tweaking, according to a Tax Day report released today by the Center for Community Development. The report shows the oil, gas and mining industries are enjoying low so-called severance taxes in Wyoming when compared to other states. Bob LaResche with

Casper, WY – Squeezing oil from stone. That's being promoted as the next generation of oil development for Wyoming, as the U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to put millions of acres of public lands up for lease for oil shale production. However, David Alberswerth, energy policy expert with

Casper, WY – People in Wyoming and neighboring states are worried that in the push for "clean energy," an upswing in uranium mining activity may mean dirty air and waterways. Concerned citizens are meeting Saturday in Casper to talk about the pros and cons of the rush for uranium claims in th

Pinedale, WY – Big cities across the country aren't the only places wondering how they'll meet the new ozone health safety rules issued this week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Small-town Wyoming is wondering the same. Ozone air advisories have been issued several times this wint

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