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PNS Daily Newscast - March 22, 2019 


President Trump rattles the Middle East, saying the U.S. will recognize Israel’s authority over the Golan Heights. Also on our Friday rundown: A judge blocks laws limiting the power of the new Wisconsin governor. Plus, momentum builds across party lines to abolish the death penalty.

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Public News Service - IL: Energy Policy

CHICAGO - Environmental advocacy groups say Chicago stands to become the only large city in the United States that will fail to meet new limits for air pollution, proposed Monday by the Obama administration. The limits are intended to help people suffering from asthma and other respiratory illnesses

CHICAGO - Global warming may not be the only good reason to get away from burning coal for energy generation. According to a new report from Physicians for Social Responsibility, coal has deadly effects on human health. By studying the impact of coal pollution on major human organ systems, researche

Chicago, IL - It's been a relatively cool summer in Chicago and many other Midwestern cities, but a new study says the area is at risk of sweltering summers that could turn deadly. The report, by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and the group Physicians for Social Responsibility, predicts risi

CHICAGO - Fossil fuels are taking a bite out of pocketbooks in Illinois: The state's total tab is on track to exceed $1 trillion between 2010 and 2030. That's according to a new report released by Environment Illinois that tallies up how much consumers and businesses are spending on oil, natural gas

Chicago, IL – It's money that cash-strapped Illinois could use. A new line-item comparison of the 2008 federal budget with President Obama's recently proposed 2010 budget shows big changes - including increases in renewable energy - and that means real cash for states. According to numbers f

Chicago, IL – As Congress is expected to begin debate today on the American Clean Energy and Security Act, new survey findings demonstrate the desire of voters in Illinois and across the country for policies that combat global warming. The proposed legislation would set federal standards for r

Chicago, IL – President Barack Obama has a lot on his plate but environmental groups are calling on him to act quickly to move the country toward a cleaner, safer energy future. The Pew Environment Group is suggesting Obama sign four executive actions. Midwest spokesman Tom Bullock says, fir

Springfield, IL – More price increases are on the way for utility customers in Illinois. State regulators have granted Ameren, the energy firm which serves that state and neighboring Missouri, its request for a $162 million rate hike for electricity and natural gas. It comes at a time customer

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