PNS Daily News - April 24, 2017 

We're highlighting several stories in today's news including: Congress returns from recess to a showdown over a border wall; immigrants may face the collateral damage of crime lab misconduct; and President Trump expected to move forward on offshore drilling.

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Public News Service - NV: Waste Reduction/Recycling

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

The governor's New Energy Industry Task Force heard from solar advocates on Tuesday. (

LAS VEGAS - Solar advocates are giving the governor's New Energy Industry Task Force generally positive reviews after it met Tuesday for the first time in years. About 80 people attended the meeting, which was held simultaneously in Carson City and by teleconference in Las Vegas. Many speakers c

Nevada's leadership in Washington, D.C., gets mixed reviews on an annual Environmental Scorecard from the League of Conservation Voters. (Alan O'Neill)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada's delegation in Washington, D.C., gets mixed results on the annual Environmental Scorecard, just released by the League of Conservation Voters, splitting down party lines. The scorecard says Senator Dean Heller voted "pro-environment" just eight percent of the time. De

Local advocates say they will be out in force at the Clean Power Plan hearing in Carson City. They say the plan needs to allocate jobs and other benefits to local communities of color, because they suffer some of the worst consequences of carbon pollution. Courtesy: Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev. - There will be plenty of focus on the environment at today's Stakeholder Meeting on the Clean Power Plan, but local advocates say attention also needs to be paid to carbon pollution's impact on communities of color. A.J. Buhay, field organizer with the Progressive Leadership Al

Advocates say NV can remain in a holding pattern or expand the state's potential to export renewable energy at this week's Clean Power Plan Stakeholder's Meeting at the P.U.C. in Carson City on Thursday morning. Courtesy: Enel Green Power North American Inc.

RENO, Nev. - This week Nevadans can weigh in, officially, on the Silver State's energy future. Local advocates say how the Public Utilities Commission implements the EPA's Clean Power Plan is critical to growing the states' green energy economy. And what commissioners hear at the public Stakeholde

PHOTO: Thousands of Nevadans volunteer at food banks, hospitals, animal shelters, and schools each year, and AARP Nevada is seeking nominees for its highest honor given for volunteerism. Photo courtesy of Douglas County, Nevada.

LAS VEGAS – Nevadans who give their time and talents to help others can be nominated for an award that recognizes the positive contribution of volunteerism. Hilarie Grey with AARP Nevada says the 2015 AARP Nevada Andrus Award for Community Service – named after AARP founder Dr. Ethel Pe

PHOTO: Recycling used markers into renewable energy describes a new City of Las Vegas program. Photo Credit: City of Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS - Recycling used art supplies into renewable energy describes a new city of Las Vegas program. The process converts markers into a clean fuel through the national Crayola ColorCycle program. Kristopher Shephard, theater program specialist at the city's Rainbow Youth Theater Company, said

PHOTO: Nevada and Israel have a lot in common when it comes to water. Image courtesy of the Southern Nevada Water Authority.

LAS VEGAS – In the world of water, Israel and Nevada share common challenges and successes. Learning more about those successes was part of Gov. Brian Sandoval's mission when he spoke recently at the Water Technology and Environment Control Exhibition and Conference (WATEC) in Israel. Meanw

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