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PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 


The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - WY: Toxics

A citizen science program is seeking volunteers to track monarch butterflies and milkweed plants. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – With monarch butterfly numbers on the decline, a Citizen Science program is calling for volunteers to help track the colorful insect and the milkweed plants they depend on for survival. Brenna Marsicek, outreach coordinator at the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute

Peabody Energy is working to return its Rawhide Mine back to hills covered with prairie grass. (Pixabay)

GILLETTE, Wyo. – Peabody Energy workers are busy planting prairie grass above the company's Rawhide Mine. Peabody officials say it's an effort to reduce future cleanup liabilities, estimated at $1.2 billion. But after Wyoming regulators agreed to limit Peabody's exposure to almost 15 cents

A new Oil and Gas Journal report found turn methane leaks into energy has helped Wyoming-based Jonah Energy cut labor costs and reduce waste. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo - Wyoming-based Jonah Energy was an early adopter of Optical Gas Imaging, and a new study published in the Oil and Gas Journal shows the company's investment in finding and fixing methane leaks is paying off. The report found since Jonah began using infrared FLIR cameras, it reduced re

Carbon pollution from power plants would increase across the West if a proposal to merge California's energy market with PacifiCorp goes forward, according to a new study. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Carbon pollution from power plants would increase across the West if a proposal to merge California's energy market with PacifiCorp goes forward, according to a new study by the California Independent System Operator. Shane Levy, senior press secretary for the Sierra Club, s

Coal companies filing for bankruptcy could put taxpayers on the hook for cleanup costs. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Coal companies filing for bankruptcy could put taxpayers on the hook for cleanup costs. According to analysts, state and federal regulators failed to ensure that self-bonded companies had sufficient and enforceable resources for restoration. Fifty U.S. coal companies have filed for

Children and infants are especially at risk for health problems due to fracking, according to a new study. (AnitaStarzycka/Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Children and infants are especially at risk for health problems due to fracking, according to a new study by the Center for Environmental Health. Ellen Webb, health energy sciences and advocacy manager for the Center and the report's lead author, says it's the first comprehensive

Wyoming has revised its Oil and Gas Guidance in an effort to improve local air quality. (darek2u/iStockphoto)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - On the heels of the Environmental Protection Agency's first-ever federal rules to cut methane emissions, Wyoming has issued its own revised guidelines to reduce pollution at new oil and gas wells. Jon Goldstein, senior policy manager for the Environmental Defense Fund, sees the mo

Honeybee populations in the United States dropped by 44 percent last year. (DrScythe/Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wy. - Honeybee populations in the U.S. dropped by 44 percent last year according to a new national survey. Tiffany Finck-Haynes, food futures campaigner, with Friends of the Earth says bees are essential to agriculture, responsible for more than $20 billion of the U.S. economy and contri

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