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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2018 


Kavanaugh’s accuser given a deadline to talk; President Trump visits hurricane ravaged areas before lashing out at Sessions; and the U.S. Supreme court shines a light on dark money. We're covering those stories and more.

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Public News Service - ND: Environment

The 2015 Clean Power Plan was projected to cut carbon emissions to 19 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. (x1klima/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – The public can now comment on the Trump administration's proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era rule aimed at drastically cutting carbon emissions from coal power plants. Under what's being called the Affordable Clean Energy Rule, states would come up with th

A recent study found methane flaring from oil and gas operations is 60 percent higher than previously thought. (gfpeck/Flickr)

BISMARK, N.D. – Critics are concerned about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's expected proposal to roll back rules regulating methane flaring from oil and gas wells. The push to limit funding the Obama-era waste rules gained support from North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer in a re

Fireworks are a Fourth of July tradition, but officials caution North Dakotans to be prepared if they're going to take part. (Fargo-Moorhead CVB/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – With Independence Day celebrations also comes the heightened risk of fires. Officials are cautioning folks setting off fireworks to stay safe and also be careful not to start wildfires. Robert Knuth, a training director with the North Dakota Firefighters' Association, says e

More than a million gallons of saltwater from an oil operation spilled on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in 2014. (Denis Fischer/Bureau of Reclamation)

BISMARCK, N.D. – A documentary premiering at the Black Hills Film Festival this week will feature the lives of North Dakotans disrupted by oil pipelines. The film "This Land" takes a look at the effects of pipelines up and down the Midwest. In the Bakken region, the film focuses on a pipelin

Hazardous materials are separated at a landfill in Minot, N.D. (Shannon Bauer/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

BISMARCK, N.D. – People around the world are celebrating the earth on Sunday. This year is the 48th anniversary of the first Earth Day in 1970. But the day isn't just reserved for celebrations. Many organizations also bring attention to threats to our planet, such as climate change. In North

Taxpayers lose about $23 million a year in royalties without stricter regulations on methane flaring, according to U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates. (Tim Evanson/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. — A conservative group is calling out North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer for his opposition to a regulation aimed at reducing waste from oil and gas wells. Cramer has hailed the Trump administration's decision to rescind an Obama-era rule that would help prevent leaking and

Of the more than 1,000 studies on fracking, 85 percent show the extraction process is harming nearby communities. (Tim Evanson/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. — Health professionals have released their fifth compilation of data and reports showing the risks of fracking. Over the past five editions, scientific and medical findings in the compendium have grown, adding weight to the argument that oil and gas drilling are harmful to commu

Two large-scale hog farm operations have already been proposed in North Dakota. (rygudguy/Pixabay)

BISMARCK, N.D. — Could large hog-farming operations be on the horizon for North Dakota? The state Department of Health is clearing the way for them, by deciding on changes to pollution-control rules from animal feeding operations. Two hog farms proposed for eastern North Dakota have local re

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