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PNS Daily News - May 30, 2017 


We’re featuring several stories in today’s news including: Are Trump’s proposed SNAP cuts fake math? Hospital mergers are questioned around the U.S. And a native Alaskan tribe seeks help to protect sacred lands.

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Public News Service - NV: Public Lands/Wilderness

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

Congress will vote soon on whether to reverse the BLM's Methane Waste Rule, which limits the amount of natural gas that is leaked, vented and flared at well sites on public land. (Caitlyn Cromwell)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Conservation groups are bracing for an attempt in Congress to reverse the Bureau of Land Management's Methane Waste Rule. Within the next week, lawmakers are expected to vote on whether to eliminate the rule, which requires oil and gas companies drilling on public land to

Bullet holes mar the petroglyphs at Gold Butte. Supporters are praising President Obama's designation of the area as a national monument. (Justin McAfee/Friends of Gold Butte)

GOLD BUTTE, Nev. - Native American leaders and other supporters are celebrating President Obama's declaration of a national monument at Gold Butte, sparking opposition from some conservative leaders who view the move as an eleventh-hour abuse of presidential power. Supporters have been pressing for

The Mount Charleston Blue Butterfly is one of 22 endangered species in Nevada. (USFWS)

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Conservation groups are slamming a new lawsuit brought by attorneys general from 18 states, including Nevada's Adam Laxalt, that would weaken habitat protection for endangered species. The lawsuit against several federal agencies challenges rules enacted over the past several

Nevadans interested in the fate of public lands hope the topic comes up at tonight's presidential debate. (Ravenking99/morguefile)

LAS VEGAS - Ownership of public lands hasn't come up in the first two presidential debates, but groups across the political spectrum in Nevada are hoping that will change at tonight's third and final matchup at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. The Commission on Presidential Debates has released

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