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PNS Daily Newscast - December 11, 2018 


The U.S. support of fossil fuels is met with protests and laugher at the UN climate conference. Also, on the Tuesday rundown: we take you to a major city with a look at how segregation impacts life outcomes. Plus, efforts to aid more veteran farmers.

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Public News Service - ND: Environment

The North Dakota oil and gas industry has failed to meet flaring capture goals five months in a row. (Western Organization of Resource Councils)

BISMARCK, N.D. - With the state's recent decision to relax methane-flaring regulations and the federal government deferring to states, North Dakota regulations are moving away from the rest of the country. The North Dakota Industrial Commission voted to stay on its current track and increase gas-ca

The Dakota Resource Council counts reducing flaring from oil and gas operations among its victories over the past 40 years. (Dakota Resource Council)

BISMARCK, N.D. – The Dakota Resource Council is celebrating 40 years of organizing farmers and ranchers to take on extractive industries and corporate farming. Tomorrow, DRC members gather for its 40th annual meeting in Menoken to mark their successes in combating coal, oil and gas companies

There are more than 1,400 oil and gas wells located on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. (Tim Evanson/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. — A coalition of groups, including members of the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota, are suing the Trump administration for its decision to rescind the methane-waste prevention rule on oil and gas operations. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management recently rolled back prot

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

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