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PNS Daily Newscast - August 21, 2019 


The Trump administration weakens banking regulations; and events this weekend mark the 400th anniversary of slavery in the United States. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes: “This is PNS.”)

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Public News Service - ND: Climate Change/Air Quality

BISMARCK, N.D. - A public hearing will be held next month in Bismarck on a proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency to address pollution from North Dakota power plants. Supporters say it'll mean cleaner air. Critics say the cost is too high and the impact minimal. Comments from Stephanie Kodi

BISMARCK, N.D. - In these days of nasty political ads, there is something refreshing gaining popularity on YouTube - a North Dakota singer-songwriter who has come up with a song that brings attention to problems in the drilling fields of the western part of the state. Kris Kitko says the state's le

BISMARCK, N. D. - A new report outlines 95 million acres of possibilities for new clean energy development in the United States – on land managed or owned by Native American tribes. Biomass, wind and geothermal are among the production possibilities detailed for North Dakota tribes; and yet, t

FARGO, N.D. - Although the Red River crested over the weekend in Fargo, climate scientists predict flooding events will become more common over time because of global warming. George Seielstad with the Union of Concerned Scientists says average temperatures in the Great Plains region have gone up 15

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - The big United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen is moving into its final phase as it prepares to wind up at the end of this week. Among those taking part is North Dakota Farmers Union president Robert Carlson, who is there representing the International Federation of

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - To try to inject new momentum into federal climate change legislation, a group of lawmakers from 19 states, including North Dakota, recently went to Washington to form a new organization, the Coalition of Legislators for Energy Action Now (CLEAN)>/em>. The Clean Energy Jobs and A

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - The Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, which seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2020, is coming up for debate in Congress. According to Robert Carlson, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union, it won't mean much until agriculture is included, in an

FARGO, N.D. - Cap-and-trade legislation seems to have moved to the back burner in Congress for now, but some North Dakotans are trying to get the ball rolling again. Most polls show a majority of Americans continue to support climate change legislation, which supporters say would control pollution t

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