PNS Daily Newscast - January 18, 2019. 

A blockbuster storm forecast to bring major snowfall to the Midwest today and Northeast over the weekend. Also, on the Friday rundown: Women’s Marches planned across the nation tomorrow; plus Democrats slog to Iowa on path to the White House.

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Public News Service - CO: Energy Policy

A new Sierra Club report looks at the new economy of the West and finds there's more value in the natural resources above ground than the fossil fuels underneath. It says Colorado's Roan Plateau is one area that will be worth much more in the long run if it's left intact. The club's Kristina Johnson

Renewable energy could be coming to a socket near you and most other Americans if the House of Representatives has its way. A bill passed the House on Saturday that would require utilities to produce 15 percent of their electricity from renewables like wind or solar by 2020. Colorado Rep. Mark Udall

Denver - An innovative way to help Colorado non-profit shelters in the "green" by lowering overhead costs has been such a success, the program has won national recognition. Shelley Wallace is with Energy Outreach Colorado, the group coordinating the project. “We are weatherizing their build

Colorado's sportsmen have their eye on a new target -- national energy policy. Hunters and anglers from the Rocky Mountain West are in Washington, D.C., this week to ask lawmakers to adopt an energy development policy that also protects fish, wildlife and water resources. Representing Colorado is K

This year's legislative session was one of the most environment-friendly ever, with over a dozen successful renewable energy bills alone. The General Assembly also passed measures protecting water quality and environmental resources in the face of increasing oil and gas development. Elise Jones w

Craig, CO - Northwest Colorado hunters, ranchers, and conservationists are calling on the federal government to protect the Vermillion Basin from what they say could be a Wyoming-style oil and gas drilling boom in Colorado. Under a new proposed management plan, almost ninety percent of the 1.3 mil

For the second year in a row, national, state and local leaders meet in Colorado to discuss the nation's energy future. U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar, Gov. Bill Ritter, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and hundreds of other scientists, businesspeople and officials attend the Colorado New Energy Summit tomorr

New statistics about Colorado's high rate of homelessness show families with children face their predicament for two primary reasons: domestic violence and the cost of utilities. The yearly Statewide Homeless Count reports 58 percent of homeless families cite violence and abuse in the home as the nu

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