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PNS Daily Newscast - January 27, 2020 


NBA legend Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash with his daughter. And states work to make U.S. Census fair for people of color.

2020Talks - January 27, 2020 


Polls are back and forth, but frontrunners are emerging. So many Iowa voters, though, are still undecided, so anything could happen. Plus, Andrew Yang qualifies for NH debate.

Public News Service - WY: Public Lands/Wilderness

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

Cheyenne, WY - Environmental groups are criticizing a new report from the federal government that inventories the nation's oil and gas reserves on federal land, saying it will be used as a tool to reduce or remove drilling restrictions on these lands. The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) report st

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