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PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 


The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - TN: Environment

Clean Air Moms Action purchased television ads opposing the nomination of Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This week, the Trump administration is working to get its remaining Cabinet members confirmed by the U.S. Senate, including his pick to lead the EPA. Oklahoma's attorney general, Scott Pruitt, has filed or joined several lawsuits to block EPA regulations, and that's prompti

Advocates for public transportation are urging Gov. Bill Haslam to make public transportation funding a part of his infrastructure plan this year. (Tennessee Public Transportation Association)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Transportation and infrastructure are areas of focus for Gov. Bill Haslam as he enters the new year, with the governor being quoted as saying he plans to unveil a plan for projects and funding. While work to the state's thousands of miles of roads is no doubt on the list,

The night sky was bright orange on Monday night as wildfires engulfed parts of Gatlinburg, Tenn., displacing thousands and destroying dozens of homes and businesses. (National Park Service)

GATLINBURG, Tenn. – Thousands of residents and business owners are returning to their properties, or what's left of them, today, after historic wildfires swept through Gatlinburg on Monday night. While they confront the losses and cleanup ahead, there's talk about what advanced the fires so qu

A new report authored by a TVA board member finds that manufacturing in Tennessee would see significant benefits from the Clean Power Plan. (TheLeadSA/flickr.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – While the issue of clean energy was just one of the myriad of topics discussed at last night's presidential debate, a new study finds that it should be top of mind for big business in the state. Specifically, researchers found that manufacturers will see significant savings

Memphis International Airport will receive $2.4 million to help purchase equipment to reduce the airport's carbon emissions. (redlagsfan21/flickr.com)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – If commercial aviation was considered a country, it would rank seventh in the world for carbon emissions, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. And with the help of $2.4 million, Memphis International Airport will take steps to reducing emissions from its high volu

Nashville's Metro Transit Authority is looking over the next 25 years to add a light rail system like the one seen here in Dallas. (jefzila/flickr.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Many Tennessee roads today are clogged with people returning to work from the Labor Day weekend. Less prevalent on the roads are public buses and the appearance of light rails running parallel to major thoroughfares. Cities such as Nashville are hoping to change that.

Semitrucks traveling across Tennessee will soon have to include improved carbon emissions technology. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee drivers have to share the road with thousands of heavy-duty trucks that transport thousands of pounds of goods across the state every day. But because everyone shares the air, the Obama administration announced this week that new carbon emissions standards will r

The Johnson City Power Board is asking the city for permission to become a private entity. Changes in TVA rates and current state laws may prompt more municipal power boards to do the same. (Morguefile.com)

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – There are 60 municipal power companies in Tennessee, but that number could decrease as power boards look to survive in a changing marketplace. This month the Johnson City Power Board presented at a public meeting reasons for separating from the city. Jeff Dykes, the J

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