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PNS Daily Newscast - September 24, 2020 


President Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transfer of power post election; and COVID vaccine #4 needs volunteers.


2020Talks - September 24, 2020 


A new report highlights importance of keeping guns away from the polls; and Florida wants an investigation of a fund to help pay returning citizens' court fees and fines so they can vote.

Public News Service - IL: Climate Change/Air Quality

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CHICAGO - As Illinoisans celebrate Earth Day today, environmentalists look back at the progress that they've made. Over the years, since that first Earth Day in 1970, some people have tried to paint environmentalists as "radicals" who didn't really understand the economy. But according to Howard Lea

CHICAGO - As Illinoisans plant trees, clean parks and participate in Earth Day events on Sunday, environmentalists are urging all state residents to care for the Earth every day of the year. Howard Learner, president of the Environmental Law and Policy Center, says he understands how people intend

CHICAGO - It was only about 15 years ago that the first hybrid vehicle rolled into Illinois, and now just about everyone knows someone who drives one. Pretty soon, many Illinois drivers may be plugging in rather than filling up. Automakers are selling several new electric car models this year and ma

CHICAGO - Today is the first calendar day of summer, and two Illinois groups are getting together to help you save some money on your warm-weather utility bills. The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) are urging ComEd and Ameren customers to take advantag

CHICAGO - Tougher new federal air standards proposed for such toxins as mercury would provide huge benefits in Illinois, according to a new report from the Environmental Law and Policy Center. It says those benefits range from healthier kids and lower health care costs for businesses, to being able

CHICAGO - While the green industry continues to bloom around the world, a new report finds the United States as a whole is falling behind in the global clean-energy race. A record $243 billion was invested around the world in clean energy last year, according to research by the Pew Charitable Trust

CHICAGO - Chicago has long been known as the "Windy City," but now that term takes on a new meaning. A new report from the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) says Chicago and the rest of Illinois is quickly becoming a Mecca for the production of the components needed to produce wind energy.

CHICAGO - A study released this week takes aim at two coal-fired electricity generation plants in Chicago as the source of dirty air that is resulting in millions being spent on health care and related damage. The Environmental Law and Policy Center says the price tag is about $127 million a year, a

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