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PNS Daily Newscast - October 21, 2019 


G-7 meeting may move to Camp David; conservation groups sound alarm about acting BLM chief; NC suit aims to change solitary confinement policy there; questions about Amazon Ring coordination with police; and microbes might help in earthquakes.

2020Talks - October 21, 2019 


2016 candidate Hillary Clinton says Russia is "grooming" Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for a third-party run. And Sen. Bernie Sanders has biggest Democratic campaign event this season so far.

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Public News Service - IL: Energy Policy

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

CHICAGO, Ill. - Chicagoans living near two coal-fired power plants are holding a 24-hour candlelight vigil to protest the pollution emitted by the facilities. The residents support proposed rules that would reduce the amount of soot and carbon dioxide the plants release into the atmosphere. Dorian

CHICAGO - Making historic building space green carries tremendous challenges and rewards. The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) in Chicago is moving this week to a new, state-of-the-art green office space in the historic Jeweler's Building. The office is designed to achieve LEED platinum cert

EAST PEORIA, Ill. - Although a glut of supplies is bringing down the cost of solar panels, experts say homeowners still need to invest at least a few thousand dollars to install a system that converts solar power to electricity. However, East Peoria homeowner Ward Miner says with only a few hundred

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Department of Energy has told the developer of the Taylorville Energy Center that it qualifies for more than $400 million in tax credits to build a so-called "clean coal" plant. That is one of the largest subsidies to a single project in Illinois. The developer, Tenaska, says

CHICAGO - Officials in several suburban Chicago and downstate communities are beginning to ask questions about a big investment they've made in what they had hoped would be inexpensive clean energy. The communities entered into a multi-year contract to pay for the Prairie State Energy Campus in Wash

NAPERVILLE, Ill. - The future of solar energy for Illinois is getting brighter. That's because a glut of solar supplies on the market is reducing prices, and state lawmakers have passed new legislation aimed at promoting solar energy. One of the new laws waiting for the Governor's signature requires

CHICAGO - The U.S. Senate is expected to vote today on a proposal introduced by Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. According to an analysis by Environment Illinois, passage of the

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