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PNS Daily News - April 26, 2017 


Among the stories we are featuring today: National monuments at risk under an expected executive order; the latest on negotiations to avoid a government shutdown; and attempts to overturn Citizens United ramp up.

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Public News Service - CO: Climate Change/Air Quality

More than 500 demonstrations on Saturday will celebrate science's evidence-based methods that supporters note led to cures for diseases, technological advances and more. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Saturday is Earth Day, and thousands are expected to take to the streets in Washington, D.C., and more than 500 other cities across the planet. The March for Science aims to celebrate scientific research and advocate for evidence-based policies. Sarah Evanega, a biologist and directo

National and state-based clean air policies, including reducing pollution from coal-fired power plants, are helping improve air quality in Colorado. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- Air quality in Colorado is getting better, according to the American Lung Association's latest report card. Last year, Denver was ranked eighth most ozone-polluted city nationally. Now it’s the 11th. Fort Collins also dropped from tenth to 15th. Dawn Mullally, director of air qua

Fighting fires by helicopters and airplanes increased after an upsurge in Colorado wildfires in 2012 and 2013. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- As the Trump administration takes steps to sideline environmental science, recent research confirms that western states will need to brace for more frequent - and bigger - wildfires as a result of climate change. South Dakota State University scientist Mark Cochrane studied more than a d

Health experts say children are especially at risk for developing asthma and other breathing problems exacerbated by air pollution. (Pixabay)

DENVER – President Donald Trump's executive order rolling back climate regulations, including the EPA's Clean Power Plan, isn't getting rave reviews from Colorado parents. Jen Clanahan with Colorado Moms Know Best says the plan helped her sleep better at night knowing the air would be gettin

Elected officials from Western states are urging the U.S. Senate to keep BLM rules limiting natural-gas waste. (Pixabay)

DENVER - More than 60 local elected officials from four western states are calling on the U.S. Senate to defend the Bureau of Land Management's natural-gas waste rule adopted last year. The rule directing the oil and gas industry to capture gas lost through leaks, venting and flaring on public land

The U.S. Senate is expected to hear a measure any day now that would repeal the Bureau of Land Management's plans to limit the waste of natural gas on publicly owned lands. (Western Values Project)

DENVER – Any day now, the U.S. Senate could finish the job started in the House when representatives voted to repeal federal rules limiting natural-gas waste on public and tribal lands. According to a new survey conducted by AGC Research, nearly seven-in-ten members of both major parties sup

Congressman Ryan Zinke, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to run the Interior Dept., testified that he's committed to a balanced and sustainable approach for managing the nation's public lands. (U.S. House of Representatives)

DENVER – During yesterday's confirmation hearing, Congressman Ryan Zinke, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to run the Interior Department, said he's committed to a balanced and sustainable approach for managing the nation's public lands. Chris Saeger, director of the Western Values Project

A whistleblower is headed to court over emissions from a coal-fired power plant near downtown Colorado Springs. (Oneillbro/iStockphoto)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Leslie Weise, who blew the whistle on pollution from a coal-fired power plant in Colorado Springs, is headed to court today. After a district court accidentally sent Weise an air-quality report, she shared it with the news media. Now, Colorado Springs Utilities, which opera

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