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PNS Daily Newscast - June 19, 2019 


President Trump kicks off his reelection campaign. Also on today's rundown: A Maryland clergyman testifies in Congress on reparations for slavery; and how a reinstated travel ban will affect cultural crossovers between the U.S. and Cuba.

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Public News Service - WY: Public Lands/Wilderness

Local residents, conservation groups, hunters and anglers are in Washington this week to support a series of legislative proposals designed to balance recreation, hunting and fishing with new oil and gas development on Wyoming's public lands. The Sportsmen's Public Lands Energy Agenda would ensure a

Fortification for Wyoming's Fortification Creek is the goal for several Wyoming hunting, ranching and conservation groups who want the Bureau of Land Management to take another look at plans to allow about 100 new coalbed methane wells in the area, which is home to a herd of rare prairie elk. Mark W

Upper Green River Valley, WY - It's a plan with "loose ends" when it comes to the environment. That's according to expert analysis of the Bureau of Land Management plan to add more than 4,000 gas wells in the Upper Green River Valley. Air quality, wildlife and livability professionals say the BLM

Wyoming could soon feel the burn because a program that helps pay for thinning trees and brush to reduce fire risk is at risk in the federal budget. The State Fire Assistance program has the strong support of the Western Governors Association and National Association of Counties because it helps pr

Drilling creeping up on the Wyoming Range. That's how some locals view a U.S. Forest Service plan to allow wildcat gas wells in the Hoback Basin. Dan Smitherman with Hoback Peak Outfitters says he and others have supported energy development in many parts of the state, but they think it's time to r

If some is good, then more is better? That seems to be the Bureau of Land Management philosophy when it comes to gas well drilling in the Pinedale Anticline project. The agency plans to add more than 4,000 wells, nine times as many as there are now. Bob McCarty is a former B.L.M. biologist who overs

Cheyenne, WY - An oil and gas lease sale on U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land in the Upper Green River Valley didn't happen as quietly as usual this week. The sale was protested by several conservation and environmental groups, and people who live in the area, especially hunters. They're con

Cheyenne, WY - Gold prices have spurred another gold rush in the West, with mines and mine expansions proposed for Wyoming. But there's a new warning that "gold fever" can cause pollution problems for hundreds of years. A new report finds that the hard rock mining industry always promises water will

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