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PNS Daily Newscast - April 23, 2019 


Trump attorneys go to court to attempt to block oversight of the president’s finances. Also, on the Tuesday rundown: the New York plastic bag ban becomes law. Plus, a new poll finds Coloradans support protecting wildlife corridors.

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Public News Service - NH: Energy Policy

Some legal experts say the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia this weekend could impact last week's stay of the EPA's Clean Power plan. (Steven Masker/flckr)

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - The sudden passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia this weekend could change the balance on the high court with regard to the Clean Power Plan. Justice Scalia voted with the majority in the 5-4 decision to stay the plan and its carbon-reduction goals. The vote was m

Wood pellets made from biomass. (New England Wood Pellet Company)

CONCORD, N.H. – A new business report says the Granite State has a major opportunity to accelerate the growth of clean energy and the state economy by enacting a program that charges producers of carbon dioxide. Steven Walker is founder of the New England Wood Pellet Company, which produces

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, is the first Republican to break with GOP leadership and support the pollution-reduction goals of the Clean Power Plan. Courtesy: Office of Sen. Ayotte.

NASHUA, N.H. - Sen. Kelly Ayotte is getting praise today from conservationists and people who make their living fishing and hunting for her decision to break with the Republican Party on the Clean Power Plan. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called the greenhouse-gas reduction plan "r

A delegation of Granite Staters traveled to Washington last week to drum up support for the EPA's Clean Power Plan. Included was a visit with Senator Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., who supports the plan. Courtesy: K. Roert

CONCORD, N.H. - It's no secret Congress has a budget battle brewing, and Granite Staters including a local brewer just delivered a message to lawmakers, don't mess with the Clean Power Plan. Peter Egelston, president of Smuttynose Brewery, was a member of the delegation that traveled to the nation

A new National Wildlife Federation report says climate change is stressing the nation's waterways and causing hot spots in Granite State rivers, brooks and streams that are too warm for fish such as eastern brook trout to survive. Photo credit: Eric Orff

CONCORD, N.H. - "Wildlife in Hot Water" is the headline of a new report on the nation's waterways and local experts say the warming of New Hampshire's rivers and streams is bad news for native brook trout. Tom Ives is the New Hampshire council chair for Trout Unlimited and says Eastern Brook Trou

PHOTO: Advocates in New Hampshire and the nation say Congress deserves a failing grade on the environment for the first 100 days. They say that is especially true for the GOP-led Senate. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons - Scrumshus

CONCORD, N.H. - Congress marked its first 100 days in session on Wednesday, and environmental groups in New Hampshire and the nation say lawmakers deserve a failing grade on key issues. Republicans in Congress say they are trying to promote economic growth by easing regulations, but according to Ro

PHOTO: The EPA holds hearing today on smog pollution and advocates say the updated regulations could impact more than 100,000 in the Granite State who suffer from asthma. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

CONCORD, N.H. – It's an issue that impacts more than 100,000 Granite Staters that suffer from asthma and tens of thousands more. At issue is how the nation should update standards for smog pollution, otherwise known as ground-level ozone. Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of America

PHOTO: Lawmakers will hold a hearing this week on a measure that would repeal the state's involvement in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Opponents say the measure threatens progress the state has made in curbing harmful carbon pollution. Credit: Wikipedia Commons

CONCORD, N.H. – It's lofty goal for some states – a reduction of carbon pollution of 32 percent by 2030 under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, but the Granite State is already ahead of the curve. State Rep. Bob Backus of Manchester says New Hampshire had a

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