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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - MN: Climate Change/Air Quality

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

Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota may be going green, but not green enough. That's the conclusion of a new report by the National Environmental Trust. It finds the state generates more global warming pollution than 78 of the world's developing countries. Spokesman Christopher Cox says all the states

Minneapolis, MN – When it rains, it pours. A new study links the increasing number of extreme rainstorms in Minnesota and nationwide with warming earth temperatures. Monique Sullivan with Environment America says the study finds a scientific link between temperature increases and the weather.

St. Paul, MN – When Congressional leaders announced they had reached a deal to raise the automobile fleet gasoline mileage average to 35 miles per gallon (mpg), their action was cheered by a group of Minnesotans, from legislators to automotive plant workers. This week, the U.S. House is expect

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