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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 - NH: Climate Change/Air Quality

Concord, NH – It was a real 'gas' yesterday in Washington, D.C., and environmentalists say it's cause for celebration here in New Hampshire, too. They believe Thursday's vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to increase automobile fuel economy standards will take a bite out of global warmi

Concord, NH – The future of New Hampshire's abundant apple crop may depend on what happens in Washington D.C. today. A U.S. Senate committee will take up the Lieberman-Warner bill, which would reduce greenhouse gas emissions up to 70 percent by 2050. Michael Goo, the legislative director at th

Concord, NH – There's a sea of green ink at the Statehouse today. More than 20,000 citizens from the Granite State have put their names on the line to call for two percent cuts in carbon emissions each year through 2050. The New Hampshire Sierra Club has been collecting the signatures across t

Portsmouth, NH – By 2050 in Portsmouth, if the rising sea level doesn't get you, the poisoned air just might. A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council reiterates there will be more "bad air" days because of global warming. Report co-author Kim Knowlton explains that rising tempe

A court order clearing the air in Vermont should also lead to a healthier New Hampshire. Granite State environmentalists are hailing yesterday's federal court decision that allows Vermont and other states to require that new cars being sold meet the same tough emissions standards as California uses,

Concord, NH – The Sierra Club's drive for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions received a boost this weekend, when New Hampshire steelworkers union members signed on to the club's global warming petition drive to achieve a two-percent yearly reduction in CO2 emissions through 2050. For conse

Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey is bringing members of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming to Cannon Mountain in Franconia today for a firsthand look at how climate change is affecting New England. But committee spokesman Eben Burnham-Snyder says the visit's not just

New Hampshire's "first in the nation" primary gives it far more clout than just picking presidents. With Sen. John Sununu voting on a new fuel economy bill in a Senate committee tomorrow, state Sierra Club spokesman Kurt Ehrenberg says that the early primary means when New Hampshire talks, nationa

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