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PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2019 


President Trump's reported to be ready to sign disaster relief bill without money for border security. Also on the Friday rundown: House bills would give millions a path to citizenship; and remembering California’s second-deadliest disaster.

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Public News Service - CO: Energy Policy

Denver, CO - Colorado could lead the nation in renewable energy technologies, or it could surrender more special places to oil and gas exploration. That's according to the national Sierra Club, which just named the Roan Plateau in its list of America's "52 Most Important Places to Protect in the Nex

Denver, CO – New polls from a Republican polling firm find a large increase in the number of Coloradans concerned about climate change, and overwhelming support for increased use of clean energy. Public Opinion Strategies surveyed voters across the state and found the percentage of voters who

Washington, DC – An updated analysis from The Wilderness Society indicates more than 20,000 new oil and gas wells could be drilled in Colorado over the next two decades. Some ranchers and businesspeople say they're concerned about the effects on the state's tourism and natural resources. Nada

New federal legislation from Colorado Representative Diana DeGette takes an inventory of Colorado's remaining wilderness and protects more than 1.6 million acres across the state. DeGette feels the state's special places need to be preserved in the face of increasing energy-related development. "Ev

Alamosa, CO – The Colorado Public Utilities Commission is bringing the power to the people, literally, this week, holding the first in a series of so-called "listening sessions" across the state to get public input on our energy future. PUC Chair Ron Binz says the commission wants to hear peop

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

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