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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2020 


Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 


Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Public News Service - MN: Climate Change/Air Quality

Minneapolis, MN - New energy legislation is putting Minnesota in the national spotlight. It would require a higher percentage of the diesel fuel sold in the state to be made from biodiesel sources. Jim Kleinschmit, senior associate at the Minnesota-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, s

St. Paul, MN – The fate of a proposed South Dakota coal plant that would send energy to Minnesota is now in the hands of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission - and the odds may have changed, with a surprise recommendation by an administrative law judge panel. The panel found Big Stone Tw

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

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