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PNS Daily Newscast - September 30, 2020 


Trump and Biden square off in a debate marked by interruptions; COVID-19 highlights neglect of undocumented residents.


2020Talks - September 30, 2020 


Last night was filled with interruptions at the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Public News Service - NV: Energy Policy

A right-leaning conservation group says oil and gas leases on public lands in Nevada and other states should be suspended this year to preserve taxpayer assets. (Bureau of Land Management)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The historic decline in demand for fossil fuels has a right-leaning conservation group wondering why the Trump administration keeps pushing to lease public lands for oil and gas development. The new coronavirus pandemic has helped tank prices, which means companies can't sell oil

A reduction in driving because of COVID-19 means AAA customers in Nevada will receive premium refunds totaling $100 million. (pixel2013/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- With so few cars on the road because of stay-at-home orders, customers of AAA in Nevada are scheduled to receive a 20% refund for two months of their auto premiums. The roadside assistance organization is joining the list of companies offering some rebates as a result of the pandemic.

At a Denver hearing last week, WildEarth Guardians submitted a petition signed by 15,000 Americans who oppose federal changes to the National Environmental Policy Act. (sierraclub.org)<br />

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Despite potential negative consequences for Western states, only one more public hearing is scheduled on proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act or NEPA. Federal officials got an earful in Denver on Tuesday over the controversial changes. The law requires a majo

Conservation groups are hoping Nevada legislators will expand access to solar power, and push to create new, renewable-energy jobs in lower-income communities. (MT AERO)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – State lawmakers are holding a public hearing today in Las Vegas to learn more about what Nevadans want as they work on the energy agenda for the next legislative session in 2021. Conservation groups and other stakeholders will stake out their priorities at the first meeting

The Trump administration is trying for the third time this year to get funds from Congress to revive a proposed nuclear repository at Yucca Mountain. (State of Nevada)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Opponents of reviving the proposed nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain held a panel discussion in East Las Vegas last night to raise awareness about the issue. The plans were shelved during the Obama administration, but U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has requested $116 m

Flaring of excess methane at oil and gas facilities may become more pervasive if the Environmental Protection Agency's revised methane waste rule takes effect. (Wild Earth Guardians)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Trump administration unveiled plans yesterday to roll back Obama-era protections designed to combat air pollution and climate change. The Environmental Protection Agency wants to revoke the Methane Waste Rule, which requires oil and gas companies to install technology t

Big changes coming to Nevada voter registration include the ability to register on Election Day, or be signed up automatically when you visit the Department of Motor Vehicles. (Marg Johnson VA/Twenty20)

LAS VEGAS - Some of the biggest names in Nevada state politics met with progressive activists and dozens of members of the public on Tuesday night to tout their victories in this year's legislative session, and discuss where they'll go from here. A lot has changed since the last session in 2017 - n

Red Rock Canyon is one of many sites that has benefitted from the Land and Water Conservation Fund over the years. (Battle Born Progress)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – U.S. Sens. Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada have signed on to a bill that would guarantee full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund – a 55-year-old program that provides funds for local ballparks, boat ramps and national monuments across th

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