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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - OR: Climate Change/Air Quality

PHOTO: Nate Sandvig (2nd from left) and his project team at a windfarm site. Courtesy of Sandvig.

PORTLAND, Ore. - One segment of the American workforce is speaking out on behalf of wind energy development, in Oregon and across the country. Military veterans say their experiences in the oil-rich Middle East have convinced them that the United States should be doing more to encourage alternative

PHOTO: East slope of Steens Mountains, near Mann Lake. Courtesy of National Scenic Byways Program.

PORTLAND, Ore. - This month marks the 12th anniversary of designation of the remote Steens Mountain country of southeast Oregon as a protected area, some of it as federal wilderness. But conservation groups are in court trying to keep wind turbines and transmission lines off the mountain. Experts

THE DALLES, Ore. - Columbia Gorge Community College, one of the first in the nation to train wind-energy technicians, is enrolling for its new semester. The school is relieved that a group of freshmen Republicans in Congress has written a letter asking GOP leaders to push for an extension of the Pro

PORTLAND, Ore. - If everything in life has its price, the price of carbon is $21 a ton, according to the federal government. This means every ton of carbon emissions from car tailpipes, power plants and manufacturing causes about $21 worth of damage to people and the environment, or about 21 cents f

PORTLAND, Ore. - It's been the subject of plenty of protests and hearings, and now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says the coal-fired power plant in Boardman is violating the Clean Air Act. The agency notified plant owner Portland General Electric (PGE) by letter. It came as a surp

PORTLAND, Ore. - A new list of Oregon's "Ten Most Endangered Places" includes lakes, rivers, forests, mountains, and even glaciers. Seven conservation groups compiled the information, and the threats they detail range from large, old-style logging projects and dredge mining, to off-road vehicles and

BOARDMAN, Ore. - There are at least two reasons for Oregonians to weigh in on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposal to regulate coal ash. One is the Portland General Electric (PGE) Boardman plant; the other is the Colstrip plant in Montana, owned in part by PGE and Pacific Power. Both

LAKEVIEW, Ore. - Turning wood waste into energy and new jobs are the goals of a federal grant for Lake County in southern Oregon, in a project that's also being touted as a way to improve the health of the local forests. $1.7 million dollars of Recovery Act money is slated for a new co-generation pl

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