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PNS Daily Newscast - August 16, 2017 


On our rundown today: Trump says there were “very fine people on both sides” in Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday; a Minnesota church leader urges people to stand up against hate groups; and civil rights groups are outraged over the potential pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio.

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Public News Service - CO: Native American Issues

Colorado welcomes more than 7  million visitors a year to federally protected lands, including Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, who inject nearly $500 million into local economies. (Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – Public lands draw millions of visitors to Colorado who support local jobs and boost revenues, according to a new report by Democratic members of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee. Each year the outdoor recreation industry adds more than $28 billion in consumer spending in C

Proposed drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge could disrupt the Porcupine caribou's migration and calving. (Pixabay)

ALAMOSA, Colo. -- Representatives of a Native American tribe in Alaska are making their way across the Southwest in an effort to raise public awareness about a proposal to open up parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for fossil fuel production. Members of the Gwich'in nation will be in Ala

Capturing methane waste at oil and gas operations is an opportunity to turn environmental costs into revenues for the oil and gas industry. (Pixabay)

DENVER - Capturing methane waste at oil and gas operations on national and tribal lands is an opportunity to turn environmental costs into revenues for the oil and gas industry, according to a new report by the Conservation Economics Institute. Pete Morton, senior economist for the institute, said

Denver and Boulder celebrate their first-ever Indigenous People's Day today. (Pixabay)

DENVER — Monday marks the first Indigenous People's Day to be celebrated in Boulder and Denver. It is also Columbus Day, a federal holiday. Events held in Boulder intend to reach beyond what most kids learn in grade school about the man celebrated for discovering lands where people had been

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

NASA studied 250 sites emitting methane in the Four Corners region, including taking satellite images. (NASA)

DENVER - A new NASA-led study has confirmed that a 2,500-square-mile cloud of methane over the Four Corners region is largely due to oil and gas production. The hot spot, the highest concentration of heat-trapping pollution in the U.S., was first reported by NASA two years ago. Jon Goldstein, the

On the eve of the National Park Service's centennial celebration, a coalition is petitioning the Obama administration to make public lands more welcoming to people of all colors in the next 100 years. (National Park Service)

DENVER – As the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service approaches, a coalition of civil rights, conservation and environmental justice groups has launched a petition calling on President Barack Obama to issue an executive order to make public lands more inclusive. Jes Ward, executive

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