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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - SD: Environment

PIERRE, S.D. - There's growing support in South Dakota for more wilderness designations in the West River region, the large part of the state lying to the west of the Missouri River. The support is shown in a study by Moore Information, which found solid favor across party lines, and among all age g

HURON, S.D. - The South Dakota Farmers Union will hold its annual convention this Friday and Saturday in Huron. Farmers Union president Doug Sombke says renewable energy - especially wind power - will be a big topic. It's growing in the state, he adds, but too slowly. "At some point in time, we are

PIERRE, S.D. - Global warming is having odd effects on winter weather in South Dakota and around the northern United States, and the National Wildlife Federation has just released a report that details some of the extremes. Chris Hesla with the South Dakota Wildlife Federation says the unusual condi

ELK POINT, S.D. - An environmental group says an oil refinery proposed for southeast South Dakota is not needed, and would be built in the wrong place. Pete Carrels of the Sierra Club says the Hyperion Resources refinery would be about 20 years too late. "It's pretty clear that the refining industr

RAPID CITY, S.D. - The deadline for public input on how to clear the often hazy views in national parks and wilderness areas in South Dakota and neighboring states is Friday. The so-called "North Dakota Draft Regional Haze Plan" was mandated by federal clean air laws. Jim Margadant, regional conse

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - While the international climate conference in Copenhagen wrapped up with limited agreements on carbon emissions, the framework set up there will set the stage for further talks. Mark Anderson, president of the South Dakota State Federation of Labor, says that framework for climat

ELD POINT, SD - Air monitoring is set to begin this weekend near the proposed Hyperion oil refinery in Union County, and local residents who oppose the project will be the ones conducting the tests. The so-called "bucket brigade" program will train about a dozen community members to take scientifica

VERMILLION, S. D. - Until last month, no government body or agency had requested an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Hyperion Energy Center, a huge oil refinery planned for Union County. Representing Union County's next-door neighbors, the Clay County Commission has made a writt

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