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PNS Weekend Newscast - July 22nd, 2017 


Here's a look at what we're covering: The new White House communications director is expressing his love and loyalty to Donald Trump, more meetings between then Senator Jeff Sessions and the Russians being disclosed, and environmental groups say drilling in New York has contaminated wells.

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The U.S. Senate could vote to reverse BLM methane-waste standards for drilling on public lands as early as next week. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A recent Ozone Action Day warning by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality is among the reasons conservative groups are standing up for new Bureau of Land Management standards aimed at limiting natural gas waste on public lands. The rule directing the oil and gas i

New rules limiting methane waste on public and tribal lands will go into effect, but the future of the BLM regulations is far from certain. (Rawi_earth/iStockphoto)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — New Bureau of Land Management rules limiting natural-gas waste on federal and tribal lands will go into effect after a federal judge in Wyoming blocked efforts by industry groups to stop the measure on Monday. Lisa McGee, program director at the Wyoming Outdoor Council, call

A federal court in Wyoming is expected to decide whether to delay or move forward with new federal limits on natural gas waste on public lands. (Curraheeshutter/iStockphoto)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A federal court in Wyoming is expected to decide this week whether to grant a preliminary injunction that would delay implementation of new Bureau of Land Management rules to limit methane waste on public and tribal lands. Jon Goldstein, senior policy manager for the Environ

Technology advancements are expected to continue to drive down the cost of wind energy. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Some of the answers to the challenges of switching to clean energy could be blowing in the wind, according to a survey of wind power experts led by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Researchers found advances in technology should continue to drive down wind energy c

Church groups and shareholders are asking the oil and gas industry to embrace rules to reduce methane waste. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Faith leaders and oil and gas shareholders called on trade groups, including the Western Energy Alliance, to drop their opposition to the Bureau of Land Management's new rules limiting methane waste on public and tribal lands in letters sent Wednesday. Chesie Lee, executive d

A new study of plants purchased at national retail outlets shows a drop in pesticides harmful to bees. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A campaign to protect declining bee populations is making progress. A new study conducted at garden centers across the U.S. found plants containing neonicotinoid pesticides dropped by more than half in just two years. According to Susan Kegley, the report's lead author and princip

A citizen science program is seeking volunteers to track monarch butterflies and milkweed plants. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – With monarch butterfly numbers on the decline, a Citizen Science program is calling for volunteers to help track the colorful insect and the milkweed plants they depend on for survival. Brenna Marsicek, outreach coordinator at the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute

Peabody Energy is working to return its Rawhide Mine back to hills covered with prairie grass. (Pixabay)

GILLETTE, Wyo. – Peabody Energy workers are busy planting prairie grass above the company's Rawhide Mine. Peabody officials say it's an effort to reduce future cleanup liabilities, estimated at $1.2 billion. But after Wyoming regulators agreed to limit Peabody's exposure to almost 15 cents

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