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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 


Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 


While controversy swirls at the White House, Chicago teachers go on strike and Democratic primary contender retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Public News Service - WY: Public Lands/Wilderness

Cody, WY – The "thumper trucks" have moved in, and one of the next big oil and gas drilling projects for Wyoming is scheduled for the Bighorn Basin, with leases going on sale next month. Suzanne Lewis, with the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance, says there's a fresh opportunity to make sure d

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is blocking a plan to drill a natural gas project in Colorado, citing a threat to air quality. The agency has refused to approve the project, and Bruce Pendery, with the Wyoming Outdoor Council, says the move should prompt the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

'Too much, too fast' has become a super majority opinion on plans to add thousands of new natural gas wells in the Pinedale area. An analysis of public comments shows 99 percent want restrictions on drilling. Linda Baker with the Upper Green River Valley Coalition says it's become more than just a c

A plan to drill just a few gas test wells in the Bridger Teton National Forest has raised some hackles in Jackson, where some residents are worried it would be the first step in making the landscape look like any other heavily drilled area in Wyoming. Hoback Ranches property owner Heather Mathews in

Even wild horses can't keep the drilling pressure away for Wyoming. The Bureau of Land Management is clearing the way for a gas well and roads in the badlands in the Bighorn Basin. The area is home to wild horse herds and the site of a citizen-proposed wilderness area. Deb Thomas with the Clark Reso

It's on, it's off, it's back on...and now Wyoming wants it off again. The federal Roadless Rule for National Forests has been twisting and turning in the courts for years, and the latest route is into an appeals court in Denver. Jim Angell with Earthjustice says Wyoming is trying to reach too far wi

Native American history, settlement of the Wild West, and wide open spaces. Those are some of the responses in a new study about what Wyomingites think about the Red Desert. Researcher Tyra Olstad is with the University of Wyoming geography department. “When I said 'Red Desert' to people, the

Laramie, WY - The plan to drill thousands of coalbed methane wells on Wyoming's Atlantic Rim at the eastern edge of the Red Desert is going to court. It's a BLM plan that raised concerns from locals, as well as state and federal wildlife agencies because the quarter-million acres to be drilled are h

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