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PNS Daily Newscast - November 13, 2019 


Public impeachment hearings in Washington; dreamers protest in Texas; roadless wilderness areas possibly at risk around the country; and an ozone indicating garden, at the North Carolina Governor's Mansion.

2020Talks - November 13, 2019 


Supreme Court hears DACA arguments, and likely will side with the Trump administration, but doesn't take up a gun manufacturer's appeal. Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford drops out of presidential race; and former President Jimmy Carter recovers from brain surgery.

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Results: ""Standing Rock""

The Keystone XL project, proposed to span 1,200 miles from the Montana-Canada border through South Dakota and Nebraska, is expected to draw protesters when construction begins. (JosueRivas/NDN Collective File)

... Standing Rock failed to stop construction. Then in 2019, the state Legislature passed the "Riot Boosting Act" to discourage future protests. The American Civil Liberties Union challenged the laws, and in October, a judge blocked key provisions. Lead attorney Stephen Pevar with the ACLU said th

The Dakota Access pipeline currently ships about 500,000 barrels of oil per day from North Dakota to Illinois. (Tony Webster/Flickr)

... Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes have been calling for a hearing. Chase Iron Eyes, lead counsel of the Lakota People's Law Project, participated in protests against the pipeline in 2016. He says scrutiny of these expanded plans is important. "We want to educate people about why we are sta

Green The Rez campaign backers want North and South Dakota to develop renewable-energy standards of 50% by 2030. (Lakota People's Law Project)

... Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is developing a green way out of reliance on fossil fuels. The Lakota People's Law Project is leading a campaign known as "Green The Rez" to create a renewable-energy blueprint for the people of Standing Rock. The campaign also wants North and South Dakota to develop

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North and South Dakota is preparing for the 2020 U.S. census. (Neeta Lind/Wikimedia Commons)

... Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, said it's up to tribes to get the word out. "The federal government's going to come in, they're going to train people, they're going to pay them - probably some good money - for a few months of work," he said. "But on our part, it's getting the word to our people that

Opponents of a bill to increase penalties for protesters believe the legislation is a response to the Standing Rock protests. (Becker1999/Flickr)

... Standing Rock. "I believe that this is an attempt to chill people who don't agree with the oil and gas industry, or any of the large industries that have their sights set on North Dakota," she said. Lisa Deville, president of Fort Berthold POWER, an outspoken grassroots group raising awareness

Since the Standing Rock protests in 2016, legislatures in 35 states have considered bills that would restrict people's right to protest. (Becker1999/Flickr)

... Standing Rock protesters by law enforcement and the company in charge of pipeline security, TigerSwan. Sponsors of the bill say it's needed to protect places like schools, so that building evacuation procedures aren't open records, for instance. SB 2209 has passed in the Senate and was intro


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