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PNS Daily Newscast - August 21, 2019 


The Trump administration weakens banking regulations; and events this weekend mark the 400th anniversary of slavery in the United States. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes: “This is PNS.”)

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Public News Service - FL: Energy Policy

Florida Governor Charlie Crist may have new support for his initiatives on reducing greenhouse gas pollution. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a finding that such carbon pollution is a danger to human health and to the climate, because of more smog, more intense hurricanes and kil

If you wanted to buy a fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly car in Florida, your options would be limited, compared to other states. Vehicles capable of driving as many as 50 miles on a gallon of gasoline, with improved pollution controls, are available in California and about a dozen states tha

Florida's Governor Charlie Crist has new support for his policies on climate change – a new report from Audubon Florida shows that as many as 83 per cent of Florida voters support his proposals for clean cars, renewable energy, and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The study also found th

The Florida legislature is just getting going on its new session, but the lawmakers have already got their first report card; they were graded 'C' overall for efforts to reverse the decline of the 8,500 or so miles of coastline and ocean that much of the Florida economy depends on. The Florida Coast

Seminole Electric may have to clean up its plans for a coal power plant near Jacksonville, Florida. In what environmental groups are calling a major reversal of the Bush administration's policies, the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson, says she will reconsider regulation

Governor Crist met for the first time yesterday with the new Florida Energy and Climate Commission, which is tasked with developing a state plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to encourage investment in alternative energy. Joe Murphy, programs coordinator for the Gulf Restoration Network,

Florida may be jumping into the passing lane when it comes to better gas mileage for cars and trucks - and less pollution from their tailpipes. On Tuesday, the Florida Environmental Regulation Commission votes on whether to adopt "clean car" standards that limit vehicle emissions. Advocates say car

Congress is hotly debating an energy bill that would open up nearly 4 million acres for offshore drilling. That debate now comes against the backdrop of a tawdry scandal involving oil and gas company executives and some employees of the federal agency that issues offshore drilling leases as well as

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