PNS Daily News - November 21, 2019 

Sondland confirms a Ukraine quid pro quo; $1.5 trillion on the line for states in the 2020 Census Count; and time's almost up to weigh-in on proposed SNAP cuts.

2020Talks - November 21, 2019 

Last night, ten candidates took the stage for a more civil debate than we've seen so far this cycle to talk about issues from climate change to corruption in politics - but there were some tense moments.

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Public News Service - NC: Energy Policy

A clean-energy economy in North Carolina would boost jobs and the economy if the proper policies are put in place, according to a report released this week. Credit: KevinP/

RALEIGH, N.C. - The south Atlantic region that includes North Carolina could see an increase of more than a half million jobs by 2050 if additional clean-energy policies are put into place, according to a report released this week. Nationwide, according to the study by NextGen Climate America, a no

Duke Energy says it will not build a new transmission line in western North Carolina and update South Carolina, in response to community opposition. Credit: wallyir/

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - After months of community protests, Duke Energy announced Wednesday it was abandoning plans to create a new transmission line and substation in western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina. The largest electric power holding company in the U.S., Duke says it will replace the

North Carolina's Department of Environmental Quality is one plaintiff in a 24-state lawsuit opposing the federal government and the implementation of the EPA's Clean Power Plan. Photo credit: Matthew Connors/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C. – The state agency charged with protecting North Carolina's environmental quality is a plaintiff in a multi-state lawsuit against the federal government to halt the Clean Power Plan – which requires states to reduce emissions by 32 percent by 2030. With 24 states represent

A new report suggests Duke Energy is working to dismantle solar policies. Credit: pedrojperez/Morguefile

RALEIGH, N.C. - A new report paints a scathing picture of the top 12 players building support for anti-solar campaigns around the country - a dirty dozen of solar, so to speak - and Duke Energy is front and center. According to the report from the Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Cent

CEI - The Digital Office in Raleigh took advantage of available state and federal tax credits to install 615 solar panels and a new

RALEIGH, N.C. – The tax credit believed to be largely responsible for North Carolina's ranking as fourth in the nation for installed solar capacity is set to expire at the end of this year – unless lawmakers opt to extend the credit. While the credit is debated, a new report from Enviro

PHOTO: A federal appeals court has upheld the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, just as the EPA announced its Clean Power Plan. Gov. McCrory says he'll fight the latter. Photo credit: wallyir/

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan is making headlines this week, but clean-energy advocates say it isn't the only news event related to a greener way of producing power. A U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, which reduces

PHOTO: While some say North Carolina's air quality has improved, others argue it remains unhealthy. House lawmakers are considering a legislative reform package which includes provisions that environmental groups say would abandon progress on air quality in the state. Photo credit: Dana Lane/Flickr.<br /><br />

RALEIGH, N.C. – Regulatory reform legislation is a top agenda item for North Carolina House lawmakers as they return to work this week. H.B. 765 began as a gravel transportation bill, but now encompasses a variety of statewide issues, including measures some say would threaten air quality. T

PHOTO: A recent oil spill along the California coast has North Carolina leaders and residents concerned about the potential for renewed offshore drilling along the eastern seaboard. Photo credit: MConnors/Morguefile.

KURE BEACH, N.C. - The cleanup is underway off the coast of Santa Barbara, California, after an underground pipeline ruptured earlier this week, leaking crude oil over at least four miles of coastline. While North Carolina's beaches are thousands of miles away, the Obama administration recently aut

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