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PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2020 


Six Democratic presidential contenders face off in Nevada; and ballot security issues in play.

2020Talks - February 19, 2020 


Tonight's the Las Vegas debate, ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Some candidates are trying to regain the spotlight and others are trying to keep momentum.

Public News Service - IL: Energy Policy

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

Chicago, IL - Illinois residents want their cars and trucks to get better gas mileage and, according to a new poll, 89 percent of those surveyed would pay $1,000 more for a new car that gets better mileage. Jonathan Goldman with the Illinois Environmental Council says people are interested in long

Springfield, IL – Cleaner cars need a green light from Illinois. The new Illinois Climate Action Network coalition of health, faith, and environmental groups is working on ways to battle global warming, and the proposed Illinois Clean Cars Act is seen as one of the keys to success. The coali

Chicago, IL – "Erin go...brown?" A St. Patrick's Day report warns it could happen. As Illinois residents celebrate the "green" spirit today, a new study finds that climate change is already disrupting Ireland's normal rainfall patterns and boosting its average temperatures. It's a recipe that

Chicago, IL – A climate change expert is in Illinois this week to talk about "cap and trade" systems aimed at reducing greenhouse gas pollution, something several Illinois cities have considered. Larry Lohmann, who has written several books tracking the history of carbon trading, says that whi

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