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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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State regulators voted against allowing the injection of oil and gas wastewater into the Madison Aquifer, a future source of drinking water. (Matthew Bowden/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wy. - The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to deny Aethon Energy's request for an exemption allowing them to dispose millions of barrels of oil and gas wastewater into a portion of the Madison Aquifer. The aquifer underlies Montana, Nebraska, North and

The recent Bureau of Land Management announcement of new rules to limit methane waste is being embraced by some businesses, but criticized by the oil and gas industry. (Franke/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Some businesses are welcoming the Bureau of Land Management's plans to curb methane emissions and say they'll push for strong rules in the coming months. According to Government Accountability Office estimates, taxpayers lose some $23 million a year in royalties when methane, the p

The U.S. Department of the Interior's announcement to stop new coal leases on public lands could have a big impact on workers. (Farber/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wy. - Theo Spencer, senior policy advocate, Natural Resources Defense Council; and Connie Wilbert, director, Sierra Club Wyoming Chapter. Groups working to prevent the most catastrophic impacts of climate change say they'll double down on organizing efforts after Secretary of the Interior

A new report makes the case for tighter controls on natural gas leaks and flaring based on environmental concerns and budget issues. Credit: Environmental Defense Fund.

CODY, Wyo. – Wyoming is second in the nation when it comes to how much natural gas is being released or burned off by companies working on federal and tribal lands. A report commissioned by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) finds that the gas wasted is worth more than $76 million a year,

PHOTO: The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will be updating its policies regarding industry requests not to disclose hydraulic fracturing chemicals in the name of

CASPER, Wyo. - A recent lawsuit settlement should make gray areas related to public disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing more transparent in Wyoming. The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will adopt new policies to review industry requests to keep fracking chemicals secret

GRAPHIC: Today is Workers Memorial Day, to remember those who lost their lives on the job. In Wyoming, 35 people died at work in 2012. Graphic courtesy of National Council for Occupational Safety and Health.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The list is 35 names long this year. During Workers Memorial Day tributes in Cheyenne today, the names will be read aloud to honor those who lost their lives on the job. Also to be recognized are Wyomingites dealing with serious on-the-job injuries and illnesses related to work-rela

PHOTO: Amber Wilson, Environmental Quality Coordinator at the Wyoming Outdoor Council, says those affected by drinking water pollution east of Pavillion need assurances from the state, as it picks up the pollution investigation. Photo courtesy of WOC

LANDER, Wyo. - The "now what?" and "what next?" questions have been floating around since Gov. Matt Mead announced that the state will be in charge of the next phases of investigation about potential drinking-water contamination from hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," east of Pavillion. Mead ann

PHOTO: Paintbrush Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Grand Teton is a case study in a new report that highlights risks to national parks because of hydraulic fracturing. Photo credit: Sarah Zenner, NPS

MOOSE, Wyo. – Tread carefully when it comes to Grand Teton National Park. That's the gist of a new report from the National Parks Conservation Association that looks at how the hydraulic fracturing boom is creeping closer to park boundaries. Sharon Mader is the Grand Teton program manager

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