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PNS Weekend Update - February 13, 2016 


Several stories on the list this weekend: federal agents are searching the scene of the standoff at the Oregon wildlife refuge; for college students it’s time to think about financial aid; California has a monumental moment with President Obama.

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On Saturday, one week before the Nevada Democratic primary, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Cory Booker will appear at the Nevada Progressive Summit in Reno.(svanblar/iStockphoto)\
Friday, February 12, 2016
RENO, Nev. - Issues such as public lands, environmental justice and reinvestment in rural and Native American communities are expected to dominate the debate at a town-hall-style summit on Saturday in Reno. The event, which comes just a week before ...Read More
Conservation groups want Montana to rely less on coal-fired power plants such as Colstrip, even though the U.S. Supreme Court put the Clean Power Plan on hold. (Talen Energy)\
Friday, February 12, 2016
HELENA, Mont. - Conservation and clean-energy groups are urging Montana to continue its path toward renewable energy despite a setback this week, when the U.S. Supreme Court put a temporary hold on the Clean Power Plan while it's in litigation ...Read More
Maine is one state that already is on the path to curbing carbon emissions and plans to continue, no matter what the courts rule about the EPA's Clean Power Plan. (hotblack/Morguefile)\
Friday, February 12, 2016
BANGOR, Maine - A state leader says Maine will not back down on its work to reduce the threat of climate change. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan pending a U.S ...Read More
Students across Iowa are more likely to participate in a local Safe Routes to School program if their parents are convinced the route really is as safe as possible. (healthieriowa.com)\
Friday, February 12, 2016
DECORAH, Iowa - "Safe Routes to School," a movement to get kids to walk or bike to and from school, has been active in Iowa for the past decade. This week, the same cause got a little bit of help from a state Senate panel. The subcommittee approved ...Read More
The BLM plans a public hearing Tuesday in Farmington on its proposed regulations for release of methane gas from wells on federal lands. (greturusangel/morguefile)\
Friday, February 12, 2016
FARMINGTON, N.M. - The Bureau of Land Management will hold a public hearing in Farmington on Tuesday about proposed regulations for releasing natural gas from wells on federal lands. According to the agency, the rule is designed to reduce venting ...Read More
Even though the U.S. Supreme Court has stayed EPA carbon-pollution limits, observers expect Virginia's power grid to continue to move away from coal. (Sierra Club)\
Friday, February 12, 2016
RICHMOND, Va. - Despite a Supreme Court ruling delaying carbon-pollution limits, observers expect the changes under way in Virginia's power grid to continue. In response to a lawsuit by coal and oil companies and states, the court stayed ...Read More