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PNS Daily Newscast - July 20, 2018.  


Trump now wants Putin to visit the White House this fall; Also on the Friday rundown: health insurance rates to rise by almost 9 percent in California; and as the climate crises reaches “Zero Hour” young people take a stand.

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Public News Service - CT: Environment

Air pollution raises health risks for people with heart disease, asthma and other respiratory diseases.  (Martin Vorel/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. — Environmental advocates say the federal courts are serving an increasingly critical role in protecting the air we breathe and the water we drink. Since Scott Pruitt took over as Environmental Protection Agency administrator, he has repealed or delayed more than 30 environme

Building the infrastructure for electric vehicles will be key to reducing carbon emissions from transportation. (stanvpetersen/Pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. — The second in a series of public listening sessions on the development of a regional clean transportation and climate initiative is taking place in Hartford today. Policy makers, business leaders and other stakeholders from seven Northeastern states and Washington, D.C., ar

Senate Bill 346 would require that repairs to leaking natural gas pipes be monitored and verified. (Lee Haywood (CC BY-SA 2.0)/Flickr)

HARTFORD, Conn. — A recent survey of Hartford streets found many more leaks in gas lines than utilities acknowledge - but a bill now in the state Senate would cut the losses. Natural gas is 97 percent methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. It also contributes to smog that triggers asthma and ot

New London could become a regional hub for offshore wind development. (hpgruesen/Pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. - The bids are in on a request for proposals that will bring offshore wind energy to Connecticut. Clean-energy advocates say offshore wind is a critical technology that will mean hundreds of jobs as well as clean, renewable energy to the state. According to John Humphries, lead orga

Seismic surveys to locate oil deposits can be especially harmful to whales and dolphins. (WikimediaImages/Pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Hundreds of Connecticut residents are in Hartford today to speak out against a proposal to open coastal waters to oil and gas drilling. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of the Interior proposed opening 90 percent of the nation's coastline to drilling. That would inclu

Environmentalists say every $1 invested in the Green Bank brings $8 of private investment in clean energy. (MariaGodfrida/Pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Environmental advocates say state legislators should not try to balance the budget by raiding funds that protect air quality and support clean energy and energy efficiency. The Republican 2-year budget, passed with some Democratic support, would take $10 million a year from the

The new RGGI reductions will reduce carbon pollution by more than 132 million tons through 2030. (Benita5/Pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut and eight other states are stepping up their efforts to cut carbon emissions. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI, has announced it will extend its pollution cap to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent of 2020 levels over the next 13 years. RGGI s

Opponents say lack of demand makes new gas pipelines unnecessary. (Monster4711/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Gas companies fell far short of their goals to convert Connecticut homes and businesses to natural gas, and now environmentalists want construction of two new pipelines canceled. The state's Comprehensive Energy Strategy could be released later this week. The 2013 CES calle

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