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PNS Daily Newscast - August 21, 2019 


The Trump administration weakens banking regulations; and events this weekend mark the 400th anniversary of slavery in the United States. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes: “This is PNS.”)

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Public News Service - MN: Climate Change/Air Quality

Minneapolis, MN – Minnesotans are being warned that the price of heating a home could go through the roof this winter, and the cost of filling a gas tank also is more likely to go north rather than south. However, some plans pending in Congress could help ease both budget-busting situations. C

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 – 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 Vermont federal court ruling could reverberate in Minnesota. This week's decision allows states to enact tough standards, developed by the State of California, designed to reduce global warming pollution and increase the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks. Christopher Childs with th

St. Paul, MN - Opponents of a proposed coal plant in South Dakota are asking the Public Utilities Commission not to grant permission to build power lines across Minnesota for the proposed "Big Stone Two" power plant. Beth Goodpaster, with the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, filed the br

Minneapolis, MN - The U.S. Senate this week could take up a bill that would set the course for the nation's energy policy. It includes investment in sources of energy that could have an economic impact on the Midwest with major implications for Minnesota's climate and economy. Kevin Biegler with

A plan to require Minnesota utilities to provide one-quarter of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2020 faces its first test today in the House Energy Committee. The bill's author and sponsor, Rep. Aaron Peterson (D-Madison) says wind power, which is showing more and more promise, w

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