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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: Climate Change/Air Quality

St. Paul, MN - It's "decision day" at the State Capitol for legislation that would reduce tailpipe emissions from vehicles sold in Minnesota. House sponsor Melissa Hortman says the bill would require auto manufacturers to offer more efficient cars that emit less pollution, starting in four years. "

Minneapolis, MN – There will be "clean" elections this year, at least when it comes to energy issues. The “Power2Change Campaign” being launched today in Minnesota and eight other states calls on candidates to make a commitment to support clean, renewable energy, and to cut back on

St. Paul, MN – Several "clean cars," the kind being encouraged by the proposed "Minnesota Clean Car Act," will be on display at the State Capitol today. The bill's sponsor, State Representative Melissa Hortman, says it sets a fleet-wide average for vehicles, and is designed to reduce global wa

St. Paul, MN – According to 700 hunting and fishing organizations from Minnesota and nationwide, it's time for serious action to stop global warming. They've sent an open letter to Congress calling for strong climate-change legislation. Gary Botzek is with one of the groups, the Minnesota Cons

St. Paul, MN – During their first week in St. Paul, state lawmakers will spend time considering a "clean car standard" for controlling pollution from vehicles. Jim Erkel, with the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, says the proposal is based on the California model, which at least a

Minneapolis, MN – A lawsuit filed against the federal government is drawing the support of Minnesota. Five nonprofits are challenging a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency denying California's bid to set auto pollution standards that are stricter than those imposed on the federal l

St. Paul, MN – Drawing a "line in the sand," in the form of a pipeline from Canadian tar sands to the Midwest, may be harder than it looks. Opposition is growing in response to the proposed oil pipeline that would pass through northern Minnesota. The Enbridge Pipeline Company wants to move c

Minneapolis, MN - It's being called landmark legislation. Automakers are now required to make more fuel-efficient cars as part of a broad energy bill designed to lower oil imports and reduce greenhouse gases. Christopher Cox with the National Environmental Trust in Minnesota says it will brighten th

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