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PNS Daily Newscast - July 19, 2018 


Efforts continue to quell the backlash over President Donald Trump’s changing statements on the Russia summit. Also on the Thursday rundown: protestors are out for Mike Pence’s visit to Missouri; and nobody wants to go, but one option is green burials.

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Public News Service - NV: Energy Policy

The Nevada System of Higher Education includes University of Nevada, Las Vegas University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada State College, as well as several community colleges. (Wikimedia Commons)

LAS VEGAS — College students in Nevada want the state's public universities to sell off financial holdings in companies that produce coal, oil and other fuels that have been shown to contribute to climate change. Hundreds of colleges in the U.S. and abroad have divested from fossil fuel inve

Environmental groups are encouraging people who enjoy hiking, camping or hunting in the Ruby Mountains to share their personal stories about the area with the U.S. Forest Service. (Nick Bonzey/Flickr)

ELKO COUNTY, Nev. — The Ruby Mountains in northeast Nevada are known for hiking trails to 11,000-foot peaks and alpine lakes. Now, the U.S. Forest Service is considering making 54,000 acres of land in the mountain range available to lease for oil and gas development. But a coalition of almos

Nevada utilities have exceeded state goals for renewable energy for the eighth year, but environmental groups think perhaps it's a sign those goals are too modest. (BlackRockSolar/Flickr)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada is exceeding its renewable-energy goals, but environmental groups say the state could do even better to clean up its energy production. NV Energy this week released a report showing almost 24 percent of energy across Nevada in 2017 was generated from renewable sour

Nevada progressives gathered in Las Vegas to watch the State of the Union address. (Will Pregman)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada progressive groups say they're disappointed in President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Although he offered general support for fighting opioid addiction, getting felons back to work and lowering prescription drug prices, Trump continued hi

Coal-fired power plants like this one near Page, Ariz., are blamed for about a third of the nation's greenhouse-gas emissions. (ES3N/iStockphotos)

LAS VEGAS – EPA chief Scott Pruitt is signing a proposal today to rescind the Clean Power Plan - a centerpiece of President Obama's effort to combat climate change. The plan would have forced coal-fired power plants to cut carbon emissions significantly and was a big part of the United States'

Solar installation advocates claim higher tariffs could cost 88,000 jobs. (MT Aero)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Advocates for Nevada's solar installation industry are worried that the Trump administration will jack up tariffs on imported solar panels – after the International Trade Commission ruled that cheap foreign solar panels are hurting domestic manufacturers. A study b

The EPA safety standard calls for the proposed Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Depository to verify it will protect against radiation for one million years. (State of Nevada)

NYE COUNTY, Nev. – Nevada conservation groups are slamming a move by the Trump administration this week to spend $110,000 to start the process of licensing a nuclear-waste repository at Yucca Mountain. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will now start gathering documents and plans that go bac

Advocates of AB 206 say Nevada's renewable energy goals should be expanded in order to spur job creation. (cece94/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- The fate of a bill to set higher renewable energy goals for Nevada rests with Gov. Brian Sandoval - and its backers are doing all they can to encourage him to sign it. The group "Renew NV" delivered almost 8,000 signatures to the governor on Tuesday. Assembly Bill 206 would ra

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