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PNS Daily Newscast - August 17, 2017 


On our nationwide rundown; President Trump disbands two economic councils as CEO’s resign in protest; we will tell you why Iowa, like Trump, has bias issues; plus land trusts are a prime spot to view Monday’s solar eclipse.

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Public News Service - AZ: Native American Issues

Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument could be downsized under a review by the U.S. Department of the Interior. (BLM)

VERMILLION CLIFFS, Ariz. – The National Park System in Arizona each year draws 12 million visitors, who spend almost $1 billion and support more than 15,000 jobs, according to new fact sheets by Democratic Party members of the Joint Economic Committee in Congress. Public lands advocates hope

A proposal to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has spurred competing legislation in Congress, and Arizonans are being asked to weigh in. (Micah Baird/Sierra Club)

PHOENIX – Alaska Natives are touring the Southwest this week, drumming up support for a bill in Congress to ban oil and gas drilling in parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Two women from the Gwich'in tribe spoke in Tucson yesterday and will speak in Phoenix today. They're showing a

The deadline arrives Thursday for the Senate to uphold or repeal the Bureau of Land Management's Methane Waste Rule. (Chris Jordan Bloch/Earthjustice)

NAVAJO NATION -- A vote on whether to repeal the Bureau of Land Management's Methane Waste Rule could come in the U.S. Senate in the next few days, and tribal leaders are stepping up to support the rule. The Methane Waste Rule requires oil and gas companies to install equipment to capture methane

Advocates are pushing to save 'Planning 2.0,' a set of guidelines meant to foster more public input on the future of such federal lands as the Kaibab National Forest. (Michelle Vacchiano/iStockphoto)

FLAGSTAFF, Aziz. – As early as next week, the U.S. Senate could repeal some Bureau of Land Management guidelines known as "Planning 2.0.," that spell out the rules for including the public in planning the future of public lands. Advocates say these guidelines are needed, but since they took ef

Today is Environmental Day at the Arizona State Capitol, which will host members of dozens of conservation groups. (gnagel/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX – Dozens of groups are part of today's Environmental Day at the Arizona State Capitol. They're visiting legislators to discuss such issues as conserving water, protecting air quality and ensuring access to public lands. Among the participants this year are 60 high-school students fro

Bison graze in the Kaibab National Forest, part of the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument.(Michelle Vacchiano/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX – A group of Arizona legislators, tribal leaders and outdoor advocates is in Washington, D.C., today, pushing the administration to create a new national monument on the outskirts of the Grand Canyon before President Obama leaves office. The group wants the president to use his power

The Grand Canyon and many other public-lands sites will be admission-free tomorrow, for National Public Lands Day. (Mmainco/morguefile)

PHOENIX – Tomorrow is National Public Lands Day, and to celebrate, admission to national parks is free. That includes 15 sites in Arizona. Many parks have also organized service projects and need volunteers to help maintain trails and pull invasive plants. Raul Aguirre, the owner of REA Medi

The watershed for the Grand Canyon would be protected under a proposed Greater Grand Canyon National Monument. (Thomas O'Keefe)

PHOENIX - American voters overwhelmingly support creating a new national monument on the outskirts of the Grand Canyon, according to a new poll. Two polling firms - one Democratic, one Republican - polled 800 voters. Ninety-three percent agreed that the Grand Canyon is a national treasure for all A

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