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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - NH: Energy Policy

Concord, NH - The oil companies call it a tax increase, but environmentalists call it a win for workers. The U.S. House of Representatives passed an energy bill that supporters say will create green-collar jobs, but it could burn out in the Senate, where opponents argue it won't help reduce soaring

Concord, NH - New Hampshire could require cleaner cars if not for the federal government blocking the road. Yesterday the Sierra Club and four other organizations joined in a lawsuit aimed at overturning the E.P.A.’s decision to forbid California from implementing stricter tailpipe emissions s

Concord, NH - It's a bright, new idea. Although President Bush won't commit to greenhouse gas reduction goals, environmentalists say the pace of climate change means the next President will be forced to act. As a reminder, the Sierra Club will be handing out bright, energy-saving compact fluorescent

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

Concord, NH – New Hampshire residents are dreading the potential for a cold winter with high oil and gas prices, but related legislation, that would help control energy costs by increasing gas mileage requirements for vehicles, appears to be stuck in Congress. Exxon-Mobil reported quarterly p

A new energy plan in Congress could spark an old battle here in New Hampshire. The U.S. Senate has approved a measure to guarantee clean-energy loans for atomic power stations. But veterans of the legal battles that nearly succeeded in blocking construction of the state's only nuclear plant in Seabr

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