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PNS Daily News - September 18, 2019 


President Trump visits California, targeting its homelessness crisis and environmental protections; and Tennessee is a top destination for out-of-state women seeking abortions.

2020Talks - September 18, 2019. (3 min.)  


Interfaith Alliance's Connie Ryan and Family Leader's Bob Vander Plaats on their differing views of religion's role in politics; and former Rep. Mark Sanford confers with cardboard cutout of President Trump.

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Public News Service - WY: Water

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

Stanford University researchers have confirmed that hydraulic fracturing practices impacted a source of drinking water in the town of Pavillion, Wyo. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A Stanford University report has confirmed that toxic fracking chemicals ended up in a Wyoming town's source of drinking water, and suggests common industry practices may have widespread impacts. The study examined sites near the town of Pavillion, Wyo., and found evidence of flu

Conservationists are concerned upper-basin state efforts to divert water could hurt ecosystems dependent on the Colorado River. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming has moved one step closer to getting more water for ranching, agriculture and industrial development. The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources has advanced a bill that would allow the state to take an additional 125,000 acre-feet of water from the Green River at the F

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

A warming planet could put water supplies at risk for Rocky Mountain states. (Hamid Soufi/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Surface temperatures across the globe in 2015 were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And 15 of the 16 warmest years on record have occurred since the new ce

A replacement for the Land and Water Conservation Fund is being debated in Congress today. Credit: pharmshot/iStock

WASHINGTON D.C. - A replacement for the Land and Water Conservation Fund is being debated today at a hearing in Washington, D.C., before the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources. The proposed Protecting America's Recreation and Conservation Act (PARC) still would use royalties from oil and ga

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

PHOTO: Jon Goldstein, senior energy policy manager at the Environmental Defense Fund, says every state with oil and gas development should be keeping an eye on Wyoming's move to conduct baseline groundwater testing. Photo courtesy of EDF

CASPER, Wyo. - Wyoming is taking a new approach for oil and gas development that reflects concerns over the groundwater pollution around Pavillion. The Oil and Gas Commission voted Tuesday to set rules for baseline water testing - testing wells around each drilling site before any drilling happens.

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