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PNS Daily Newscast - March 30, 2017 


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Public News Service - ID: Energy Policy

Members of the Nez Perce are asking for the breaching of four Lower Snake River dams, including the Little Goose Dam, above. (Melissa Shavlik/Northwest Power and Conservation Council)

LEWISTON, Idaho – Nez Perce tribe members believe the best way to restore salmon and steelhead to their Idaho communities is by breaching the four Lower Snake River dams. Tomorrow, members of the tribe will be in Lewiston for an informal public hearing on what federal agencies should do in or

Conservation and fishing groups say four dams on the lower Snake River keep many migrating salmon from getting to Idaho. (Bureau of Land Management)

LEWISTON, Idaho - A "Free the Snake Flotilla" is floating the Snake River on Saturday, calling for the removal of four dams on the lower Snake to help improve salmon and steelhead habitat. The second annual event includes members of the Nez Perce Tribe, sport fishermen, biologists, and others who be

Protesters are criticizing the Bureau of Land Management over a plan to lease land in Payette County for oil and gas drilling. (Environmental Defense Fund)

BOISE, Idaho - Protesters are picketing the Boise field office of the Bureau of Land Management today, showing their opposition to the agency leasing more than 9,200 acres of land in Payette County for oil and gas development. The protest is part of a national "keep it in the ground" movement organ

The U.S. Department of Energy is coming to Boise to discuss nuclear waste, and a local watchdog group is holding workshops in preparation. (geralt/Pixabay)

BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. Department of Energy will hold a meeting next week at the Boise Centre downtown to come up with a process for getting consent from local communities before siting new nuclear waste facilities. Idaho's nuclear-watchdog group is having workshops tonight and Thursday to he

The federal government has denied permission to build a hydroelectric dam project on the Bear River. (Kevin Lewis, Idaho Rivers United)

PRESTON, Idaho - A nearly 14-year battle to stop plans for a hydroelectric dam on the Bear River near Preston is over, after a federal decision on the project on Thursday. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission denied the application by Twin Lakes Canal Co. to build a 10-megawatt dam in an area p

Solar will be a hot topic at today's clean-energy conference sponsored by the North West Energy Coalition. (Alternative Energy Resources Organization)

BOISE, Idaho - Replacing coal power, promoting renewables, and energy efficiency in Idaho and the neighboring states will be hot topics at today's annual conference of the Northwest Energy Coalition in Missoula, Montana. The nonprofit advocacy group counts dozens of Idaho groups among its members,

Conservation advocates are launching a Solarize the Valley campaign in three Idaho counties.(cleanenergy.org)

BOISE, Idaho – Clean energy advocates are launching a campaign this week called Solarize the Valley, an effort to promote renewable energy in the Treasure Valley by offering free estimates and a lower price on solar installations. The kickoff event is this Thursday night at North End Organic

A new report shows the state has sold off 1.7 million acres of land over the past century, many for industrial uses that cut off public access, such as this gravel pit near Boise. (Brad Brooks, The Wilderness Society)

BOISE, Idaho - In its history, the state of Idaho has sold 1.7 million acres of land to private interests, according to an analysis of land sale records by The Wilderness Society. In a report released today called "Sold! Idaho lands - and recreation access - lost to the highest bidder," the societ

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