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PNS Daily News - December 11, 2019 


U.S. House to vote on two articles of impeachment; $1.4 trillion in planned oil & gas development said to put the world in "bright red level" of climate crisis; anti-protest legislation moves forward in Ohio; "forest farming" moves forward in Appalachia; and someone's putting cowboy hats on pigeons in Nevada.

2020Talks - December 11, 2019 


18 years ago today, China joined the WTO. Now, China's in a trade war with the U.S. Also, House Democrats and the Trump administration made a deal to move forward with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

Public News Service - MN: Environment

Washington, DC/Minneapolis, MN – A $23 billion dollar water project bill became law Thursday, as the U.S. Senate joined the House in overriding a Presidential veto. The bill includes $82 million in funding for Minnesota. Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN) explains that, while he usually backs the Pre

Canton, MN – It could be just what Minnesota farmers and the environment need, according to conservationists. A provision in the Farm Bill now before the Senate would provide financial incentives to those who take steps to protect the state's natural resources. Loni Kemp with the Minnesota Pro

Minneapolis, MN – Congress hopes to pass major energy legislation before Thanksgiving, and the result will have a big impact on Minnesota. Christopher Cox with the National Environmental Trust says it will require an increase in fuel efficiency to 35 miles a gallon by 2020, and that would hit

St. Paul, MN – With the start of regular deer-hunting season Saturday, hunters this year have the opportunity to both enjoy the sport and feed the hungry. A new law encourages donations of deer carcasses to food shelves. State Representative Rick Hanson from South Saint Paul sponsored the bill

St. Paul, MN – A series of statewide meetings focusing on global warming gets underway this weekend. J. Drake Hamilton with Fresh Energy says while it's a worldwide issue, a lot can be done on the local level. "We want to get a lot more people engaged in coming up with innovative entrepreneu

St. Paul, MN/Washington D.C. – Both Minnesota Senators are backing a blueprint to battle global warming. A bill being called "America's Climate Security Act" would require power plants and vehicles to reduce greenhouse gases by 70 percent by 2050. Gary Botzek with the Minnesota Conservation Fe

St. Paul, MN – A state law banning smoking in all public places, including bars and restaurants, took effect at midnight. State Representative Ken Tschumper cosponsored the new law. "This is the most important public health advancement in the last 40 years in Minnesota. Banning secondhand sm

Canton, MN – Good farm stewardship can bring a "harvest" of cleaner water, better soil, and more wildlife habitat in Minnesota, but it is suffering from poor farm policy, according to a state conservation group. Loni Kemp with the Minnesota Project says Congress should use the new Farm Bill to

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