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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


2020Talks - August 13, 2020 


Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made their first public appearance and running mates. President Trump called Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for baseless conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - NV: Environmental Justice

A new report on the legal prospects for states seeking land transfers from the federal government says the states are unlikely to succeed in the courts. (Ravenking99/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Lawsuits to force the federal government to turn over land to states have little chance of succeeding, according to new findings from the Conference of Western Attorneys General. Two years ago, the group formed a subcommittee to study whether the federal government was legally o

The Bring Back Solar initiative will not appear on Nevada's November ballot. (AERO)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada clean-energy advocates say they are very disappointed in Thursday's decision by the state Supreme Court to block the "Bring Back Solar" initiative from appearing on the November ballot. The justices took issue with the language used to describe the proposal, saying it is i

Nevada's leadership in Washington, D.C., gets mixed reviews on an annual Environmental Scorecard from the League of Conservation Voters. (Alan O'Neill)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada's delegation in Washington, D.C., gets mixed results on the annual Environmental Scorecard, just released by the League of Conservation Voters, splitting down party lines. The scorecard says Senator Dean Heller voted "pro-environment" just eight percent of the time. De

Local advocates say they will be out in force at the Clean Power Plan hearing in Carson City. They say the plan needs to allocate jobs and other benefits to local communities of color, because they suffer some of the worst consequences of carbon pollution. Courtesy: Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev. - There will be plenty of focus on the environment at today's Stakeholder Meeting on the Clean Power Plan, but local advocates say attention also needs to be paid to carbon pollution's impact on communities of color. A.J. Buhay, field organizer with the Progressive Leadership Al

PHOTO: The Obama Administration faces a legal challenge from a coalition of states, including Nevada, over the EPA's update to the Clean Water Rule. Photo courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Defense.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada is among thirteen states suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its updated Clean Water Rule. Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt, who filed the suit this week, claims the rule amounts to a power grab by the federal government, seeking greater con

PHOTO: The Center for Biological Diversity says its formal protest filed with the Bureau of Land Management over possible fracking in the state paves the way for future legal action. Photo credit: Montana Dept. of Natural Resources and Conservation.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – An effort to prevent "fracking" for natural gas in Nevada is at the heart of a conservation group's objection to a government sale of oil and gas leases. Rob Mrowka, senior scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity, says his group has filed a formal protest with t

LAS VEGAS - Few know the Reid Gardner coal-fired power plant better than its closest neighbors, and the Moapa Band of Paiutes is applauding a bipartisan bill that will end Nevada's use of power from the plant. Vernon Lee, who serves on the band's environmental committee, predicts the legislation no

PHOTO: Itís back to federal court today for the proposed Homewood Ski Resort at Lake Tahoe.

LAKE TAHOE, Nev. - It's back to federal court today for the proposed Homewood Ski Resort at Lake Tahoe. At issue is the public's right to have a say. The Tahoe Regional Planning Authority and Placer County joined developer JMA Ventures in filing the petition, which argues the court got it wrong wh

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