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PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 


The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - MI: Urban Planning/Transportation

Vehicle emissions exacerbate breathing problems, including asthma. (Adobe Stock)

LANSING, Mich. -- The Trump administration is taking heat for dialing back vehicle-emission standards when a public health crisis already is threatening lives and the economy. The final "Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient" (SAFE) Vehicles Rule requires automakers to raise the fuel economy of passenger

Opponents of a plan to allow liquified natural gas to be transported on rail tank cars say it's too dangerous for communities near the tracks. (Adobe Stock)

LANSING, Mich. - The Trump administration is considering a rule that would allow trains carrying a highly volatile substance to travel through Michigan and other states. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is reviewing hundreds of public comments about the proposal, that wou

About 46,000 Michigan workers are employed at Ford auto manufacturing plants in the state. (Adobe Stock)

LANSING, Mich. – Congressional leaders are still trying to hammer out a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, and there's a lot on the line for workers in Michigan. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) would replace the 1994 agreement known as the North American Free Trade

Soon after taking office, the Trump administration announced plans to weaken tailpipe emission and fuel-economy standards. (jppi/Morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – General Motors and other automakers are debating whether to join a deal to keep clean car standards high – an agreement between the state of California and VW, Ford, BMW and Honda. The deal would conform closely to current Obama-era targets and would block a rollback b

Detroit recently adopted a climate action plan and is expected to improve its clean-energy ranking by next year. (Robert Thompson/Wikimedia Commons)

LANSING, Mich. — A new report shows that Michigan's two biggest cities are making progress on clean energy policies - but still have significant room for improvement. The nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranked 75 cities on energy-efficiency and renewable energy, an

Funds for municipal bus agencies would be cut significantly under the proposed Michigan House budget. (Kayce Giffords)

LANSING, Mich. - Advocates for public transit are sounding the alarm about the Michigan House budget, which has a hearing today in the House Appropriations Committee. The budget proposal would trim $36 million from public-transit programs and related services, in order to preserve funding for road

Consumers Energy has committed to closing two coal-fired units at its Karn Generating Complex near Bay City, Mich., by 2023. (Albert Herring/Wikimedia Commons)

LANSING, Mich. – The issue of climate change returns to the spotlight today, with a hearing before the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives. The hearing – We'll Always Have Paris: Filling the Leadership Void Caused by Federal Inaction on Clima

Local groups that see clean water as a human right are calling for creation of a fund to help people in Michigan replace lead pipes in their homes. (Earl53/Morguefile)

FLINT, Mich. – "Imagine a Day Without Water" is the name of a series of events taking place today in Michigan and across the country to shed light on water-quality issues and the critical importance of clean water. The reigning Miss Michigan, Emily Sioma, will be at First Trinity Baptist Chur

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