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PNS Daily Newscast - December 14, 2017 


GOP leaders reach an agreement on their tax bill, we have a report on the likely squeeze on state and local revenues; also on our nationwide rundown; should ex-felons have the right to vote or own guns? And we will clue you in on the most dangerous place to drive this holiday season.

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Public News Service - CO: Energy Policy

The Trump administration's order to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments by nearly 2 million acres would be the largest rollback of protections for public lands in the nation's history. (Getty Images)

DURANGO, Colo. — Patagonia is taking heat for its efforts to block the Trump administration's recent executive order to dramatically reduce protections for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah. The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee tweeted this week that t

Since 2013, nearly $2 billion worth of natural gas has been lost on public and tribal lands. (Getty Images)

DENVER – On Thursday, the Bureau of Land Management suspended a rule designed to limit the waste of natural gas on publicly-owned lands until January of 2019. According to the Environmental Defense Fund, delaying the rule could mean a loss of $330 million worth of natural gas or more, enough

Rural counties across the west that contain protected public lands have seen the number of jobs increase by 345 percent over counties without protected lands. (BLM)

DENVER – Conservation groups sent a letter signed by more than 150 small businesses to Colorado's congressional delegation and governor asking leaders to stand up for national monuments. The move came moments after President Donald Trump signed an executive order dramatically reducing the size

The deadline for public comments on changes to sage-grouse habitat conservation plans was extended to Friday. (Pixabay)

Correction: Jayson O'Neill is with the Western Values Project. DENVER – As the deadline for public comments on the BLM's decision to consider modifying sage grouse habitat management plans draws near, a conservation watchdog group has identified ten oil and gas companies that stand to directl

Cities such as Pueblo are moving toward lower cost renewable energy sources to save residents money on their utility bills. (Pixabay)

PUEBLO, Colo. – As the Trump administration continues to roll back Obama-era policies designed to slow climate change, a new report from the Sierra Club shows how cities across the U.S., including four in Colorado, are taking steps to remove fossil fuels from their energy portfolios. Jodie V

The U.S. Department of the Interior, led by Secretary Ryan Zinke, holds federal authority over 445 million acres of public lands. (Getty Images)

DENVER – On Thursday, a national coalition of sportsmen and women, recreation, business and conservation groups challenged Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to make good on his promises not to hand over public lands to states. During his Senate confirmation hearing, Zinke testified that he was a

The transportation sector is the largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. (Getty Images)

DENVER - As the Trump administration takes steps to roll back the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, a majority of Coloradans - including 59 percent of Trump voters - support making vehicles more fuel efficient, according to a new poll. Garrett Garner-Wells, director of Environment Co

Coal-fired power plants are the nation's top source of CO2 emissions. Burning coal also is a leading cause of smog, acid rain and toxic air pollution. (Getty Images)

DENVER - The Trump administration on Tuesday took steps to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the nation's first-ever attempt to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has claimed the move will correct what he sees as an executive overreach o

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