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PNS Daily Newscast - May 23, 2019 


Unsealed warrants show more than 1,000 phone and text contacts between Michael Cohen and a Russian business post-Election Day. Also on our Thursday rundown: More teachers moonlight due to low wages. Plus, get ready for Great Lakes Restoration phase three.

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Public News Service - NC: Energy Policy

North Carolina legislators have called for the state to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. (Benedikt/Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Citizens, scientists, legislators and faith leaders are rallying for Earth Day this afternoon on the campus of North Carolina State University in support of legislation introduced this session calling for 100 percent clean energy by 2050. State House Bill 767 and Senate Bill

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality heard from thousands of residents across the state since a major spill at a Duke Energy plant in February 2014 dumped thousands of pounds of coal ash into the Dan River. (Sam Kepple/Appalachian Voices)

RALEIGH, N.C. - The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality ruled this week that Duke Energy must excavate its last coal impoundments in the state. Concerns about coal ash and what Duke does with the sludge left over after coal is burned for fuel have been hot topics for years in the Tar

The North Carolina Coastal Federation has joined several other groups in filing a motion for a preliminary injunction to block seismic surveys from beginning in the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf. (daveynin/Flickr)

WANCHESE, N.C. – A proposed federal plan from President Donald Trump to allow offshore drilling off the Atlantic coast is expected to be released soon, now that Interior secretary nominee David Bernhardt has had his Senate hearing. North Carolina and eight other Atlantic Coast states, includ

In signing Executive Order 80, Gov. Roy Cooper said,

RALIEGH, N.C. – With a charge to take immediate action from the governor, the North Carolina Climate Change Interagency Council wants the state's plans to fight climate change to be a household discussion. NC Interfaith Power & Light, a program of the North Carolina Council of Churches, kick

The Thomason family of Charlotte added home solar panels earlier this summer and already reports a decrease in its electric bill. (Courtesy of Bob Thomason)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – North Carolina electric bills are on the rise after the state Utilities Commission approved a rate increase this summer of about $1 a month for the average bill. With another scheduled increase in four years, solar companies are working with homeowners who've decided to com

The Dan River spill was the third-largest coal ash disaster in U.S. history. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Environmental groups in North Carolina are figuring out their next move after the Trump Administration this week rolled back some Obama-era regulations regarding coal ash disposal. Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the new rule will provide utilities and states mor

A profile of Chowan County and the potential positive impact wind energy may have on the community. (Southeastern Wind Coalition)

EDENTON, N.C. — North Carolina's farming communities are struggling after several seasons of extreme weather and unseasonable temperatures. There is one “crop” that could offer more consistent income - but they can't take advantage of it. The state currently has a moratorium on w

Charging stations like this one in Durham make it easier for drivers to keep on rolling in their electric vehicles. (NCDOTcommunications/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Sales of electric vehicles are on the rise - up 38 percent in 2016 and another 32 percent last year. A new report by the Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center and the Frontier Group offered strategies for cities to meet the new demands for charging stations fo

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