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PNS Daily News - May 24, 2017 


We’re featuring stories from around the globe including: British officials search for answers in the wake of a deadly attack; the former head of the CIA weighs-in on the Russia probe; and proposed cuts in President Trump’s budget plan raise serious concerns.

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Public News Service - CO: Energy Policy

Pope Francis' recent encyclical calls for Catholics across the world to engage in efforts to slow climate change. (Pixabay)

DENVER – As world leaders prepare to meet at this week's G-7 summit in Italy, nine Catholic dioceses and religious orders in the U.S. and Europe have committed to divesting their holdings in coal, natural gas and oil companies within the next five years. Yossi Cadan, an organizer with the gr

Colorado throws a statewide party on Saturday to celebrate publicly-owned lands. (Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – Colorado is the first state in the nation to establish a holiday recognizing the value of public lands, and kicks off its inaugural celebration on Saturday with events across the state. There's an Elephant Revival concert, trail cleanups, and eight special beers from local breweries w

The fate of a rule that requires energy companies to capture gas wasted through leaks, venting and flaring on public land is being decided this week. (haymarketrebel/Flickr)

DENVER - The fate of a new rule aimed at reining in methane-gas pollution will soon be known. The U.S. Senate faces a Thursday deadline to vote on overturning the Bureau of Land Management's methane rule, using the Congressional Review Act. The federal rule is based on Colorado's 2014 rule targetin

National monument protections for places such as Colorado's Chimney Rock could be removed if the U.S. Department of the Interior disagrees with their designations. (USDA)

DENVER - President Trump today is expected to order a review of all national monuments designated since the Clinton administration. Trump has said he wants to reverse what he sees as government intrusion and cancel what he claims are job-killing regulations. Keith Baker, a retired naval commander a

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

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