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PNS Daily News - June 27, 2017 


The GOP health plan would reportedly leave 22 million uninsured; part of the president’s travel ban unblocked; and the Feds agree to investigate ways to protect an endangered wild cat. Those stories and more coming up.

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Public News Service - CO: Water

Critics of the Regulatory Accountability Act say the bill's true purpose is to thwart consumer protections such as keeping lead out of drinking water. (Getty Images)

AURORA, Co. – A bill making its way through the U.S. Senate is being challenged by business leaders and consumer groups. Proponents say the Regulatory Accountability Act will ensure that health and environmental regulations are transparent and based on the best available science. Critics s

The BLM is taking public input on a management plan for 650,000 acres of Colorado public lands including the Arkansas River. (Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is asking for input on how to manage some 650,000 acres of public lands in eastern Colorado, including popular recreation areas. Josh Kuhn, wilderness and public lands organizer for Conservation Colorado, says he hopes the agency will protect the m

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

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,

Business leaders are convening today to address challenges facing the Colorado River system. (Pixabay)

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. – Business and community leaders are meeting on Thursday in Glenwood Springs to learn more about challenges facing the Colorado River system and discuss potential solutions. Western Slope rivers feeding the Colorado supply drinking water to 36 million people, help irr

Native Americans are leading efforts to restore sections of the Rio Grande watershed in southern Colorado. (Conservation Lands Foundation)

ALAMOSA, Co. – Five young people from the Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico have traveled north to complete wildlife habitat and water-restoration projects at the Rio Grande Natural Area near Antonito, Colorado. Angel Peña, conservation program associate with the Conservation Lands Foundation

Colorado groups joined a national protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline on Tuesday. (350.org)

DENVER - Native American and environmental organizations in Colorado joined a national day of action Tuesday in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins, protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. The groups are urging President Obama to rescind the project's permits and conduct an environmental review. Glenn

Air National Guard workers stack sandbags to minimize damage from floodwaters in 2013. (Wikimedia Commons/Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Nicole Manzanares)

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. - As firefighters battle wildfires that have consumed 35,000 acres so far in Colorado, national and state experts in environmental restoration gather in Breckenridge to discuss damage mitigation. One major point of discussion at the Rocky Mountain Stream Restoration Conference

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