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PNS Daily News - October 23, 2020 


President Trump and Joe Biden square off in their final debate; warnings that "dark days" of the pandemic are yet to come; and food assistance now available for some wildfire victims.


2020Talks - October 23, 2020 


The second and last presidential debate was much more controlled than the first; President Trump keeping to his main themes, calmly rebutted by Biden.

Public News Service - MN: Climate Change/Air Quality

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

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

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