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    PNS Daily News - June 29, 20160 


    We’re covering stories from around the world on today’s update, including: an attack at an airport in Istanbul leaves more than 30 people dead; some see a challenge in getting out the Latino youth vote, but now there’s an app for that; and could we soon see the end of the death penalty in the U.S.? One lawyer says it’s inevitable.

Energy Policy

Supporters of new oil and gas pipeline regulations say if they're adopted North Dakota could become a safer state for industry workers and for farmland owners. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- North Dakota energy officials today are poised to make some serious changes to how the state regulates its growing network of oil, wastewater and methane gas pipelines. The North Dakota Industrial Commission is deciding whether to finalize new regulations aimed at improving how the ...Read More

Advocates say coal-leasing reform must take climate change into account. (Sierra Club)

PITTSBURGH -- Community leaders, environmentalists and public health advocates rallied in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, calling on the U.S. Department of Interior to reform the federal coal-leasing program. During a public listening session, they said the program is broken, outdated and ignores the threat ...Read More

Colorado families could save more than $1,400 a year in electricity costs under the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Colorado families could save more than $1,400 a year in electricity costs under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, according to a new report by the Georgia Institute of Technology. Marilyn Brown, the report's lead author, says without any changes in the wa ...Read More

A new study finds that implementation of the Clean Power Plan could significantly lower Texans' energy bills over the next 15 years. (iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas – Without changes in the way electricity is produced and how it is used, a new study says Texans will likely see a 49 percent increase in their electric bills over the next 15 years. But the report from the Georgia Institute of Technology finds that implementing the Obama admin ...Read More

A new online mapping tool shows California has almost 93,000 oil and gas facilities. (jenslanmbert photography/iStockphoto)

LOS ANGELES - The massive gas leak at Aliso Canyon has helped alert people to the danger of living near oil and gas facilities, and a new online mapping tool shows that California has almost 93,000 of them, with 1.3 million people living within half a mile. Oil and gas threat map.com, from the Clean ...Read More

Workers install a new solar panel array at the

BILLINGS, Mont. -- The state's first trailblazing uber-green building -- the first to achieve LEED Platinum status -- is turning 10 and getting a new 24-kilowatt solar array to celebrate. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and Platinum is the highest certification awarde ...Read More

Eleven companies, including three operating in Colorado, were responsible for 49 percent of U.S. methane emissions in 2014. (Curraheeshutter/iStockphoto)

DENVER -- A new report from the Center for American Progress has identified the top 11 companies responsible for nearly half of all methane pollution in the United States. Methane is 87 times more potent than carbon dioxide at trapping heat in the atmosphere. Sara Loflin, executive director of the ...Read More

Methane emissions from hydraulic fracturing operations contribute to climate change. (Joshua Doubek/Wikimedia)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Methane is a potent greenhouse gas leaked by hydraulic fracturing and other oil and gas production. And a new report from the Center for American Progress pinpoints the who's who of methane pollution in Ohio and throughout the Appalachian Basin. The Center says 11 companie ...Read More

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