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PNS Daily Newscast - July 15, 2019 


AOC, Trump battle on Twitter over being native born. Also on our Monday rundown: Democratic hopefuls share views in five Iowa cities. Plus, efforts to control stormwater pollution are paying off for Puget Sound.

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Public News Service - WY: Public Lands/Wilderness

Sheridan, WY - It's one for the record books: More than 45,000 people cared enough to send in their comments on proposals outlining what the Shoshone National Forest should look like, and be used for, in the years to come. It is the largest number of comments on record for a forest plan in Wyoming.

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

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