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PNS Daily Newscast - July 19, 2019 


Chants of a different sort greet U.S. Rep. Omar upon her return home to Minnesota. Also on our Friday rundown: A new report says gunshot survivors need more outreach, support. Plus, sharing climate-change perspectives in Charlotte.

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Public News Service - MA: Energy Policy

Washington, DC – Global warming is partly to blame for the heavy storms and flooding in Massachusetts and across the country, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). The report points to recent severe weather events, including this summer's nearly non-stop rain i

Boston, MA – More than 26,000 jobs have already been created in Massachusetts, with thousands more to come, according to a new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts on how the clean energy economy is playing out, and the kinds of potential for job growth on the horizon. Lori Grange, interim d

Concord, MA – An extra-chilly swim is in the weekend plans for about 100 Bay Staters, who will be taking a "polar bear plunge" in Walden Pond. It's one of hundreds of such events around the world to draw attention to climate change. While the water temperature will be in the mid-30s, Roger S

Boston, MA – More jobs, more money in Bay Stater pockets, and warmer homes. Those are three goals included in the state's new "energy empowerment declaration," endorsed by labor and environmental groups, political leaders and faith communities. Clean Water Action has signed on to the document

Boston, MA – Most Massachusetts consumers think fuel prices at the pump and home heating oil costs are sky-high already, but they go much higher when the cost of U.S. military protection to secure overseas fossil fuel supplies is added to the tab. A new report from the National Priorities Proj

Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Senate is expected to pass an all-encompassing energy bill today dealing with everything from fuel-efficient cars to utility safety. As oil prices flirt with the $100 mark, the lawmakers are considering laws to require that 25 percent of the state's electricity c

Cambridge, MA – The price of oil is nearing $100 per barrel, and whether it's heating a home or driving a car, Massachusetts residents are paying for it. Half of New England homes are heated with oil, compared to just one in 20 homes nationwide, and gas prices now average $2.86 a gallon. Davi

Boston, MA - A group of environmental watchdogs hopes to "clear the air" with the state's top greenhouse gas emitter at its annual shareholders meeting this morning. They're urging Dominion Resources to invest in clean energy. Protesters will be outside, and a handful of environmental representati

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