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PNS Daily Newscast - January 23, 2018. 


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Public News Service - NH: Energy Policy

Hanover, N.H., residents will vote later this spring on a zoning amendment to allow large scale solar farms. (mrganso/Pixabay)

HANOVER, N.H. – With the federal government now promoting fossil fuels, cities and towns in New Hampshire and across the nation are leading the way to boost renewable energy. Last May, Hanover, New Hampshire, became the first municipality in the country to commit by community vote to achievi

New England tribal and peace activists raised money in Concord this week to help fight the Dakota Access Pipeline and prevent water contamination. (E. Zulaski)

CONCORD, N.H. – While the Dakota Access Pipeline is being built thousands of miles away, tribal and social justice activists in New England have been busy this week, organizing and raising funds to protect the water supply from contamination. Chief Wompimeequin Wampatuck with the Mattakeeset

One of the state's top lawyers says the Granite State already is getting plenty of power from renewable sources, and that's why the state would gain if the D.C. Circuit upholds the EPA's Clean Power Plan. (Ceinturion)

CONCORD, N.H. - The Granite State has a major stake in a pending lawsuit that challenges the Clean Power Plan, and a key lawyer at the Office of the Attorney General says New Hampshire deserves to get credit where credit is due. The EPA's plan to reduce carbon emissions is being challenged by 27 s

Those who make their living ice fishing and guides say extreme temperature changes is negatively impacting their bottom line. (Tim Moore Outdoors)

CONCORD, N.H. – It has been a dismal winter for those who make their living in the outdoor recreation business, in part because of the extreme temperature swings the state experienced between hot and cold. Ice fishing guide Tim Moore says this has been the most difficult winter he has ever e

Some legal experts say the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia this weekend could impact last week's stay of the EPA's Clean Power plan. (Steven Masker/flckr)

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - The sudden passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia this weekend could change the balance on the high court with regard to the Clean Power Plan. Justice Scalia voted with the majority in the 5-4 decision to stay the plan and its carbon-reduction goals. The vote was m

Wood pellets made from biomass. (New England Wood Pellet Company)

CONCORD, N.H. – A new business report says the Granite State has a major opportunity to accelerate the growth of clean energy and the state economy by enacting a program that charges producers of carbon dioxide. Steven Walker is founder of the New England Wood Pellet Company, which produces

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, is the first Republican to break with GOP leadership and support the pollution-reduction goals of the Clean Power Plan. Courtesy: Office of Sen. Ayotte.

NASHUA, N.H. - Sen. Kelly Ayotte is getting praise today from conservationists and people who make their living fishing and hunting for her decision to break with the Republican Party on the Clean Power Plan. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called the greenhouse-gas reduction plan "r

A delegation of Granite Staters traveled to Washington last week to drum up support for the EPA's Clean Power Plan. Included was a visit with Senator Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., who supports the plan. Courtesy: K. Roert

CONCORD, N.H. - It's no secret Congress has a budget battle brewing, and Granite Staters including a local brewer just delivered a message to lawmakers, don't mess with the Clean Power Plan. Peter Egelston, president of Smuttynose Brewery, was a member of the delegation that traveled to the nation

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