PNS Weekend Newscast - April 22, 2017
In focus on the rundown: Arkansas keeps the pressure on for more executions; we take you to Earth Day actions in New York and Colorado: and look into whether Trump policies are prompting back-door militarization of local police.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Nevadans face three options when it comes to testing activities at the Department of Energy (DOE) Nevada National Security Site, located 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas. Some say all three raise concerns about the possibility of disturbing radioactive residue. Jane Feldman, conse
Las Vegas, NV – Nevada has a new solar energy plant, and this week, the nation's new president is being urged by environmental groups to keep the nation moving toward a cleaner and safer energy future. The state's newest solar generated power plant near Boulder City went online Thursday, but N
Las Vegas, NV – Nevada's Native American tribes are denouncing a federal recommendation to triple the amount of nuclear waste to be sent to the Yucca Mountain Repository. Nevadans learned of the plan this week and Native Americans complain their members have been exposed to nuclear waste since
Las Vegas, NV – It's a hearing on a proposal to build a small rail line, but it's expected to draw big protests today because the Caliente Rail Line would carry tens of thousands of tons of toxic nuclear waste. You had to sign up two weeks in advance to speak at this hearing, but that isn't st
Las Vegas, NV – The Bush administration just made Nevada's nuclear waste problem even bigger, according to environmentalists and Native American tribes who are looking to the Obama administration for solutions. Last week the director of the Energy Department's Civilian Radioactive Waste Progra
Las Vegas, NV – "Plan A" was production of new nuclear weapons in Nevada. Now, however, a federal agency has shifted gears, deciding the best use of the Nevada Test Site would be so-called "High Hazard" weapons testing, which includes nuclear weapons. The site is located just 65 miles from Las
Las Vegas, NV - Only a few days remain for Nevadans to have their say on the environmental impact of the plan to store nuclear waste in Yucca Mountain. Larson Bill with the Western Shoshone Defense Project says the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will be hearing loud and clear from Native Americans.