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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


2020Talks - August 14, 2020 


Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - NM: Toxics

WATERFLOW, N.M. - What's to be done about the San Juan Generating Plant? A team of stakeholders, ratepayers, residents, workers, government representatives and environmental groups is working on a plan to meet the Clean Air Act's regulations, while still cutting costs and saving jobs at the plant, n

FARMINGTON, N.M. - New Mexico's power plants are part of a national debate over what to do about the greenhouse gases they emit, and whether the technology is available to curtail those emissions quickly enough. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says power plants are the source of nearly th

FRUITLAND, N.M. - The Environmental Protection Agency today is to issue the first-ever national safeguards on emissions from coal power plants. The new regulations will affect the release of acid gases and toxic metals such as mercury, chromium and lead. Perhaps the most familiar is mercury, a neur

SANTA FE, N. M. - An international consumer advocacy groups has set its sights on clean water in New Mexico. Food & Water Watch is concerned about hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" - a process used to extract natural gas from oil shale deposits. It's a practice the New Mexico organizer for the org

FARMINGTON, N.M. - An effort is under way to get Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) to clean up nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) being emitted by the San Juan Generating Station. According to New Energy Economy, the coal-fired electric plant emits more than 8.5 million tons of

FARMINGTON, N.M. - Utility companies are facing decisions about what to do with old coal-fired power plants, such as the nearly 40-year-old San Juan Generating Station in the Four Corners area of New Mexico. In the past week, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has ruled that the plant need

SANTA FE, N. M. - It's been over 18 months since more than a billion gallons of toxic coal ash sludge was spilled in Tennessee. Now, a number of community and environmental groups in the region are urging New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to support the tougher of two versions of a proposed rule the E

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Choking hazards, high levels of lead and recently banned chemicals that can affect children's development are just a few of the things that can be found in toys still on store shelves this holiday shopping season. But a new tool can help parents identify and avoid those products

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