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PNS Daily Newscast - November 17, 2017 


The Keystone oil pipeline spills big time in South Dakota; a look at the GOP tax plan and it’s impact on the most vulnerable Americans; and renewed hope for Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Waters national monument.

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Public News Service - NV: Public Lands/Wilderness

A leaked document indicates that Gold Butte is one of the national monuments whose boundaries the Trump administration wants to shrink. (Bureau of Land Mgmt.)

MESQUITE, Nev. – Small business leaders from Nevada have signed a letter to the Trump administration asking that national monuments like Gold Butte be left intact. They join hundreds of colleagues from towns near monuments across the nation - arguing that the economic benefits that these prist

Admission is free tomorrow to Valley of Fire State Park, in honor of Nevada's inaugural Public Lands Day. (Lilybay/Wikimedia Commons)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Tomorrow is the first-ever Nevada Public Lands Day - and camping, fishing and boating are free at all Nevada state parks and recreation areas. Groups across the state are holding celebrations and doing service projects. Karen Boeger, a board member of Friends of Nevada W

Protections for Gold Butte and Basin and Range National Monuments could be at risk. (Friends of Gold Butte)

LAS VEGAS – Some local advocates say they are more engaged than ever after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's so-called "snub." Zinke was slated to meet with elected officials, business leaders and tribes Monday as part of his review of Basin and Range and Gold Butte National Monuments. But th

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is evaluating Basin and Range and Gold Butte national monuments for possible downsizing. (Nevada Forward)

PAHRUMP, Nev. – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he plans to visit one or both of Nevada's national monuments – currently under review by his department – by the end of July. Zinke recently recommended shrinking the boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, sparking c

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is home to the the Gwich'in Tribe, whose members are touring Nevada this week to drum up opposition to drilling. (Micah Baird/Sierra Club)

RENO, Nev. -- A group of Alaska Natives are in Nevada this week as part of a tour of the Southwest. They're stoking opposition to a bill that would authorize oil and gas drilling in their homeland, including parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Two women from the Gwich'in Tribe spoke in L

A proposed new bill would shield lands surrounding National Conservation Areas, such as Red Rock Canyon, from development. (Battle Born Progress)

LAS VEGAS -- A bill to ban development in or near National Conservation and National Recreation areas gets a hearing before the Assembly Government Affairs Committee Friday morning - in a special session in Las Vegas. The bill, AB 277, is in part a reaction to a decision by the Clark County Commis

Controversy over the Bears Ears National Monument has cost Utah its coveted spot as host of the Outdoor Retailer trade show. Nevada cities may bid for it. (Josh Ewing)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – A backlash against policy assaults on public land is growing, and now, a conference of outdoor retailers has decided to leave Utah over that state's position on the issue. The Outdoor Industry Association, which has held its giant trade shows in Salt Lake City for two dec

The Nevada Wildlife Federation has come out in opposition to Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Agency administrator. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – For the first time in eight decades, Nevada's oldest conservation group is publicly opposing a presidential Cabinet nomination - that of Scott Pruitt for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt currently serves as attorney general in Oklahoma. Lewis C

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