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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - MI: Climate Change/Air Quality

Photo: Hunter in Sunrise   Courtesy of: NWF

CHEBOYGAN, Mich. - Anyone who thinks hunters vote mainly on the issue of gun rights might want to think again. A new poll of sportsmen finds the vast majority concerned about things like wildlife habitat and clean water. Most who were surveyed for the National Wildlife Federation consider themselves

Julie Lyons Brinker and Dave Fredericks from MIFPL, standing on an Ann Arbor church roof. Photo credit: MIFPL

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Voters in Michigan will be asked in November if they want to require utilities to get 25 percent of electricity from renewable sources such as wind, solar and biomass by the year 2025. That question, Proposal 3, is picking up support from leaders of several religious faiths aro

EATON RAPIDS, Mich. - A wind turbine blade that's so smart, it lets engineers know when it needs maintenance. That's one example of new technology that Dowding Industries manufacturing in Eaton Rapids is ready to build... Except that customers are delaying their orders. Company president Jeff Mett

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A resolution by Oklahoma Republican Senator James Inhofe has scientists in Michigan concerned. Inhofe is trying to use the Congressional Review Act to block the EPA's new regulations on mercury emissions from power plants. More than 100 Michigan scientists have signed and sent a

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - With the national Farm Bill up for reauthorization in September, a new report by the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition warns that proposed cuts to it threaten the Great Lakes. The report points out that farm conservation programs funded by the farm bill have lost more than

LANSING, Mich. - Thousands of Michiganders hold jobs in the wind energy industry; they work for more than 30 companies that make parts for the wind turbines that create clean energy, and they build some of the turbines as well. But wind energy proponents are afraid those jobs will dwindle if the win

LOWELL, Mich. - The Michigan wind energy industry is waiting for a favorable forecast from Congress. The wind production tax credit is set to expire at the end of this year, and delayed decisions on its renewal have some sectors of the industry in a holding pattern. Richard VanderVeen, president o

LANSING, Mich. - Conservationists are indicating some concern about the new chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee. Congressman Fred Upton, from southwest Michigan, raised the ire of the environmental community after suggesting that some regulations being considered by the Environm

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