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PNS Daily Newscast - June 20, 2019 


The Trump administration finalizes a coal-friendly emissions rule for power plants. Also on today's rundown: A new development in the debate over the 2020 Census citizenship question; and why "Juneteenth" is an encore celebration in Florida and other states.

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Public News Service - SD: Environment

Casper, WY – With renewed interest in South Dakota's uranium deposits due to skyrocketing prices, groups from five states gathered in Casper over the weekend to express their concerns about uranium mining and its environmental effects. Representatives of the South Dakota Sierra Club and nine o

Rapid City, SD – A state conservation group says thousands of jobs could be generated in South Dakota with the passage of an alternative energy stimulus plan that encourages more solar, wind and ethanol production. Jim Margadant with the South Dakota Sierra Club says the legislation, which cl

Washington, DC - With gold approaching $890 an ounce and other minerals escalating in price, Congress is taking aim this week at the age-old General Mining Law of 1872, which affects thousands of acres in South Dakota. The law ionce rewarded pioneers with the opportunity to mine gold and other metal

Rapid City, SD – Preserving South Dakota's wild heritage can stimulate local economic activity, rather than squashing it. So says Dr. Thomas Power, a national author and University of Montana economics professor, who meets with community leaders in South Dakota this week to discuss his report

Wilderness advocates are using Saturday's "National Public Lands Day" observance to build public support for permanent protections for South Dakota’s prairie grasslands. Cheryl Warren with the South Dakota Grasslands Wilderness Coalition explains there are wild lands for everyone to enjoy in t

Sioux Falls SD – Scientists are sounding the alarm that South Dakota is already experiencing the effects of climate change –- and that it will only get worse if steps aren't taken to slow it down. The issue will be addressed later this month at the "South Dakota Climate Challenge Confere

Sioux Falls, SD – South Dakota's first ever "Clean Energy Festival" brings lawmakers, conservationists, scientists, environmental organizations, and social justice groups together in Sioux Falls today to promote environmentally friendly energy alternatives. Organizer Deb McIntyre says the one-

Technically, the annual Earth Day observance falls on Sunday April 22, but this year it's being celebrated as an 11-day event. Heather Morijah with the South Dakota Sierra Club says the annual observance was extended because of increased attention on global warming. She says there's a growing deman

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