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PNS Daily Newscast - January 28, 2020 


Testimony could be in play at the Trump impeachment trial. And are less strict emission standards at odds with consumers?

2020Talks - January 28, 2020 


Voters talked about "electability." What does it really mean? Democratic candidates have varying approaches, from courting Obama to Trump voters to mobilizing as many voters as possible.

Public News Service - AZ: Climate Change/Air Quality

PHOENIX - Skies over several National Parks will be clearer and people in the Four Corners region will be healthier if a federal lawsuit filed Monday is successful. The National Parks Conservation Association and the Navajo environmental group Diné CARE are suing the EPA to speed up the retrofi

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Arizona's toughest-in-the-nation vehicle emission standards would be repealed under a proposal from Gov. Brewer and the state Department of Environmental Quality. Under federal law, states can choose to follow the national Environmental Protection Agency standards or the more strict

PHOENIX - Two-thirds of Arizona state lawmakers get failing grades on this year's Sierra Club Environmental Report Card. The legislators - 60 out of 90 - were downgraded to "Fs" for voting to ignore federal protections for water, air and endangered species, and to weaken land use regulations. Sandy

PHOENIX - Arizona lawmakers are using a states'-rights argument to claim authority to regulate air pollution, specifically greenhouse gases and particulates. But Sandy Bahr, director of the Sierra Club's Grand Canyon Chapter, says air pollution is clearly a federal matter because dirty air doesn't s

PHOENIX - Salt River Project (SRP) wants to know if it's doing enough to generate clean energy. The big utility is reviewing what it calls its "sustainable portfolio." SRP is currently committed to generating 15 percent of its total energy through renewable sources and efficiency by the year 2025.

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Arizonans can get the same benefits from their electric service at a lower cost by embracing energy efficiency. That's the gist of a new report from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group (PIRG). Spokesman Ben Kitto says all users - industrial, institutional and residential - wi

PHOENIX - This year's candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission will be tossing around terms like transmission facilities and renewable energy standards. The watchdog group Arizona PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) has put together a briefing book for voters, available on line, to help d

PHOENIX - Management rules for the nation's forests and grasslands haven't changed for nearly 30 years. A Forest Service listening tour comes to Phoenix Wednesday evening, seeking public input from a wide variety of forest users on updating those rules. Scotty Johnson, the Arizona senior outreach

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