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PNS Daily Newscast - October 22, 2020 


DNI Ratcliffe labels an email spoofing scam using Proud Boys as designed to damage Trump; CT Attorney General not buying feds' Purdue Pharma settlement.


2020Talks - October 22, 2020 


Obama makes his first live appearance on the campaign trail. And security agencies conclude that deceptive emails sent to some voters are foreign interference from Iran.

Public News Service - MN: Climate Change/Air Quality

Washington, D.C. – Energy legislation is moving through Congress that supporters say will help clean the air, move the country toward oil-independence and create jobs. However, concerns are being raised that not everyone will benefit. Jerome Ringo, a board member of the National Wildlife Fed

St. Paul - They're aiming high with a plan for low emissions. An advisory group representing Minnesota, five other states and Manitoba is recommending a so-called "cap-and-trade" system that sets a ceiling on greenhouse gas emissions while also requiring polluters to buy rights to release carbon in

Washington, D.C. - That wind that whips across the prairie could be part of the clean energy solution for many Minnesota homeowners, through what's known as "small wind" power. That's differentiated from the large turbines that stand in formation on wind farms across the Midwest. Prices are dropping

Minneapolis, MN – New research finds farms can be the source of significant greenhouse gas emissions; it also finds the amount of such pollution can be greatly reduced. Jim Kleinschmit, rural communities director with the Minnesota-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, says they st

St.Paul, MN - Two birds, but just one stone. The Minnesota Clean Air Act would make the state's vehicle emissions standard mirror California's law - the strictest in the nation - and some say passage would help drivers' pocketbooks, too. The bill, now being discussed in the House Transportation Poli

St. Paul, MN – Alternative energy supporters say Minnesota is missing a big opportunity by not moving faster towards the development and use of renewable energy. Bill Grant, associate executive director with the Izaak Walton League, says that while we have the potential to lead in production

St. Paul, MN - Minnesota is trying to work its way onto the "low carbon map." The state would join a handful of others that already have plans to reduce carbon emissions during fuel production, under a new bill being considered by the State Legislature. The proposed Low Carbon Fuels policy would cu

Minneapolis, MN – Dozens of organizations from Minnesota and nationwide are calling on President-elect Barack Obama to use clean energy to rebuild the nation's economy. They say that would cut oil imports, create millions of "green jobs" and reduce global-warming pollution. In Minnesota, J.

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