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PNS Weekend Newscast - July 22nd, 2017 


Here's a look at what we're covering: The new White House communications director is expressing his love and loyalty to Donald Trump, more meetings between then Senator Jeff Sessions and the Russians being disclosed, and environmental groups say drilling in New York has contaminated wells.

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Public News Service - CO: Endangered Species & Wildlife

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to reverse pollution protections on 60 percent of U.S. streams and 20 million acres of wetlands, significant sources of drinking water. (Getty Images)

DENVER - The American public will have 30 days to comment on the Trump administration's plan to repeal and replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule, once it's published in the Federal Register. Jan Goldman-Carter, wetlands and water resources director for the National Wildlife Federation, said the move wo

A Colorado veteran who served as a sniper in Kosovo and Iraq is calling on leaders in Washington, D.C., to protect the greater sage-grouse habitat from energy development. (Getty Images)

DENVER -- Veterans from Colorado, Arizona and Montana are marching into the nation's capital to make sure riders are not attached to a defense bill that would block the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from protecting the greater sage grouse. Garett Reppenhagen, Rocky Mountain director with the Vet

The Endangered Species Coalition has released its Top 10 list of species in need of protections, including the greater sage-grouse. (BLM)

DENVER - As the Obama administration prepares to hand over the reins to President-elect Donald Trump, the Endangered Species Coalition has produced a Top 10 list of at-risk species in need of protections. The greater sage-grouse, the centerpiece of an ongoing federal effort to conserve more than 60

More than 7 million acres of wildlife habitat have been lost due to the federal Renewable Fuel Standard for ethanol. (Pixabay)

DENVER – U.S. farmers have plowed under more than seven million acres of wildlife habitat, mostly to grow corn needed to produce ethanol gasoline, according to a new report by the National Wildlife Federation. David DeGennaro, an Agriculture Policy Specialist and the report's author, said th

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is proposing killing natural predators, including cougars, to increase deer populations. (Pixabay)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife's proposal to boost declining mule deer numbers by killing cougars and black bears in two segments of the Piceance Basin is coming under fire from wildlife conservationists. Commissioners are meeting in Fort Collins Wednesday to vote on the pla

Methane waste from oil and gas production threatens wildlife, according to a new report that also says capturing the gas presents an economic opportunity. (Pixabay)

DENVER - Methane waste from oil and gas production threatens wildlife, but according to a new report by the National Wildlife Federation, capturing the gas also presents an economic opportunity for Colorado businesses and residents. The report linked methane pollution's contribution to climate chan

Conservationists are hoping Democrats and Republicans will reflect on the nation's natural resources as a way to move beyond partisan divides. (Pixabay)

DENVER – With the 2016 presidential election now over, conservationists are hoping common ground can be found to safeguard the nation's natural resources in Colorado and across the country. David Ellenberger, Rocky Mountain regional outreach coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation,

The Bureau of Land Management oversees one out of every ten acres of land in the nation, including Colorado's Browns Canyon National Monument. (BLM)

DENVER – On this day in 1976, President Gerald Ford signed legislation that changed the way the feds oversee millions of acres of land, requiring for the first time that they be managed with conservation in mind. Before the Federal Land Policy Management Act or FLPMA, the Bureau of Land Manage

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