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PNS Daily News - April 25, 2017 


Today’s rundown includes a variety of topics including: the White House might consider a border wall compromise to avoid a government shutdown: Pennsylvania lawmakers consider denying the public access to police cam video; and a look at the important role DNA plays in our lives.

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Public News Service - CO: Energy Policy

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

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

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

Activists are concerned that Colorado legislation to make tampering with oil and gas operations a felony is a way to reduce environmental activism. (Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - A bill on the Colorado Senate floor today would increase the penalties for disruptive behavior at fossil-fuel sites. Tampering with industrial equipment at an oil or natural gas site is a Class Two misdemeanor in Colorado, but Senate Bill 17-035 aims to make it a Class Six felony. If pass

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

Sportsmen and conservation groups are crying foul over moves in Congress to overturn new U.S. Bureau of Land Management rules. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- A coalition of sportsmen and conservation groups is standing up for the Bureau of Land Management's new land-use planning policies after the U.S. House invoked a rarely used rule to roll back the initiative. The Senate is expected to vote on eliminating the rules next week. Suzanne O̵

Groups advocating for hunters and anglers are crying foul over new rules passed in Congress that they say could pave the way for selling off the nation's public lands. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Hunting, fishing, conservation and outdoor industry organizations – and businesses – are sending a letter to Congress in opposition to new rules they say pave the way for selling off or transferring the nation's publicly-owned lands. Aaron Kindle, Western sportsmen's cam

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