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PNS Weekend Newscast - May 27th, 2016 


In the news this weekend: an attack in Egypt kills over two dozen people, President Trump's son in law is under the microscope in the Russian spying investigation, and it may take an entire village to save the planet.

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Public News Service - NV: Energy Policy

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

The idea of a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain is widely opposed in Nevada, but is nonetheless being considered in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday. (Taliesin/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The proposal to build a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, outside Las Vegas, may be getting new life at a hearing tomorrow before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce's subcommittee on Environment. President Trump recently proposed $120 million to res

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

Supporters of renewable energy will rally in two Nevada cities today. (adamkaz/iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS -- Conservation advocates are celebrating Presidents Day by rallying together at noon in Las Vegas and in Carson City to support policies that promote renewable energy. They're calling on the Nevada Legislature to pass Assembly Bill 206. The bill would raise the renewable portfolio stand

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

Protesters opposing President-elect Trump's Cabinet picks gathered outside Sen. Dean Heller's office on Tuesday. (Nevada State Education Assn.)

LAS VEGAS – Progressive advocates protested several of President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet picks on Tuesday, in front of Senator Dean Heller's office in Las Vegas. They cited issues with some of the policies advocated by nominees for U.S. Attorney General, the Secretaries of Labor, Educatio

A new report shows 15,000 Nevadans work in clean energy and recommends policies to expand the sector. (MT Aero)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — According to a new report, clean energy represents a huge economic opportunity for Nevada in 2017 if lawmakers make the sector a priority. Analysts from Energy Entrepreneurs (E2), a nonpartisan business group that supports the green economy, found that nationwide, clean e

Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil, is Donald Trump's nominee to become U.S. Secretary of State, a pick that's raising concerns in Nevada's conservation community. (Wikimedia Commons)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – President-elect Trump's picks for Secretary of State and Energy Secretary are seen as alarming by leaders in Nevada's conservation community. Trump will nominate Rex Tillerson, the CEO of Exxon Mobil, one of the world's largest oil companies, as Secretary of State. And he

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