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Updated PNS Daily Newscast - September, 22 2017 


The news we're following on today's rundown: Facebook turns over Russia-linked ads to Congress; how Senate Republicans’ new health-care bill could hurt the fight against the opioid epidemic; and Texas food banks prepare to serve the long-term needs of Harvey victims.

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Public News Service - MT: Waste Reduction/Recycling

Clean energy advocates are holding a rally in Billings ahead of Sen. Steve Daines' Montana Energy conference. (adamkaz/iStockphoto)

BILLINGS, Mont. - Advocates for renewable energy are rallying in Billings today just ahead of a three-day Montana Energy conference sponsored by Sen. Steve Daines. The clean energy rally is sponsored by the Northern Plains Resource Council. Ben Reed, a member who owns a local solar business, Winpo

Montana conservationists are testifying in Spokane, Wash., tonight to protest a proposed oil terminal there that could send eight oil trains a day through Montana. (vladislav danilin/shutterstock)

BILLINGS, Mont. - A coalition of Montana conservationists are traveling to Washington State today to speak out against a proposed oil terminal that could send 12 million additional gallons of Bakken crude oil from Eastern Montana to the West Coast per day. The group will testify tonight at a publi

Conference attendees will learn about saving the planet through soil this weekend in Billings. Credit: belfasteileen/iStock

BILLINGS, Mont. - Dirt can save the planet and farmers can put the brakes on global warming. Those are the surprising conclusions of the keynote speaker at a conference on soil's role in saving our world this weekend in Billings. The Northern Plains Resource Council's 44th Annual Meeting on Satur

Coal miner. Credit: joebelanger/iStock

BILLINGS, Mont. - Environmental groups are speaking out about Montana Attorney General Tim Fox's decision to join a lawsuit that would block the "carbon rule" section of President Obama's Clean Power Plan. On Friday, Montana joined 23 other states in suing the Environmental Protection Agency sayi

A 10-year review of the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard shows it created 100 new jobs a year, and added $17 million to the annual gross state product. Credit: Deborah C. Smith

HELENA, Mont. - Renewable energy has evolved into a multimillion-dollar industry in Montana. A new report takes a look at the economic landscape during the 10 years of the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard and finds renewable energy has added $17 million to the annual gross state product. Jeff

Billings, MT – Old keyboards, monitors, computers, VCRs and video cameras can be cleared out of storage this weekend. It’s a challenge to "erase your E-waste," connected to the Western Sustainable Living Expo in Billings. Sandra Boggs, recycling and marketing development specialist for

Helena, MT - A "green" Christmas can mean more "green" in your checking account, too. Products like inexpensive and energy-saving holiday lights that use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can save big bucks on energy bills, according to Sierra Magazine Lifestyles Editor Jennifer Hattam, who has tips for

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