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PNS Daily Newscast - January 18, 2019. 


A blockbuster storm forecast to bring major snowfall to the Midwest today, Northeast over the weekend. Also on the Friday rundown: Women’s Marches planned across the nation tomorrow; plus Democrats slog through Iowa on path to the White House.

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Public News Service - WY: Energy Policy

A watchdog group discovered that proposed changes to the 11-state Greater Sage Grouse Management Plan closely mirrored requests by an oil and gas industry group, with documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. (Max Pixel)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The U.S. Department of the Interior has taken steps to restrict public-records requests allowed through the Freedom of Information Act. The proposal would allow the agency to deny requests that it deems "burdensome" or "vague," and officials at the agency say it's necessary because

Nearly four in five voters surveyed support incentives for Wyoming farmers and ranchers to conserve wildlife habitat on their lands, while at the same time operating as a working farm or ranch. (NPS)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming voters overwhelmingly support a balanced approach to conservation, according to a new survey. Scott Zimmerman, a government affairs representative with Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, says the results confirm that residents want clean air, responsible energy developmen

Data collected by researchers show that the majority of streams on public lands are contaminated by fecal bacteria from livestock. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Environmental watchdog groups are eager to get back in the field after a Wyoming federal district court this week struck down so-called data trespass laws. Erik Molvar, executive director of the Western Watersheds Project, says by threatening citizens with jail time for coll

In 2016, visits to western BLM lands resulted in 2.8 million fishing trips. (USFWS)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Hunting, fishing and wildlife watching on Bureau of Land Management lands generate more than $3 billion in economic activity annually, according to a new Southwick Associates study. The report is the first to document how these specific activities across 12 western states su

As much as $96 million worth of natural gas is lost due to flaring, venting and leaks in Wyoming's oil and gas fields every year. (BLM)

LANDER, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday took final steps to weaken Obama-era methane rules requiring oil and gas companies to reduce the amount of natural gas lost through venting, flaring and leaks on public lands. BLM officials have claimed that the rules would unnecessarily

Natural gas lost through leaks, venting and other waste costs Wyoming between $8.8 million and $16 million in lost tax revenue every year. (BLM)

CASPER, Wyo. – Wyoming wants to extend pollution and waste reduction efforts proven effective in the Upper Green River Basin to the rest of the state. A new proposal would limit toxic emissions and methane leaks at oil and gas facilities. Jon Goldstein, director of regulatory and legislati

Land and Water Conservation Fund state assistance grants have supported hundreds of projects across Wyoming, including Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. (National Park Service)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Land and Water Conservation Fund, which taps a portion of offshore drilling fees to ensure recreational access for hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities on public lands, could effectively be shut down on September 30 unless Congress acts. The program is authorized

Over 70 percent of Americans now believe climate change is real, a new high. (Greg Goebel/Wikimedia Commons)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Democrats and Republicans agree on climate change more than they might think, according to a new University of Colorado study, but forging a unified action plan continues to be a major challenge. Leaf Van Boven, the report's lead author, says despite what is often reported a

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