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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - ND: Climate Change/Air Quality

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

Washington D.C. – Congress is expected to begin debate today on the American Clean Energy and Security Act, which supporters say would help transition the country to clean alternative forms of energy and create jobs in North Dakota at the same time. The Pew Environment Group finds in a new pol

Fargo, ND – Conservationists say that, of the 8,000 jobs likely to be created in North Dakota by the massive national economic stimulus bill signed by the President last week, many will be green. Corry Westbrook, legislative director for the National Wildlife Federation, says the first thing

Washington D.C. – In just over two weeks on the job, President Obama reversed a series of Bush administration policies affecting the environment. Among other actions, he ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review California's request to regulate emissions and the Transportatio

Bismarck, ND – Several environmental and conservation groups are urging Congress to consider funding in the stimulus package for infrastructure that goes beyond roads and bridges. They are promoting construction and development of advanced biofuel refineries, biomass research, and renewable en

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