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PNS Daily Newscast - September 30, 2020 


Trump and Biden square off in a debate marked by interruptions; COVID-19 highlights neglect of undocumented residents.


2020Talks - September 30, 2020 


Last night was filled with interruptions at the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Public News Service - VA: Energy Policy

Some of the new solar farms in Virginia are being constructed by a company that the United Nations says has exploited Palestinian natural resources overseas. (Adobe Stock)

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia's new Clean Economy Act is paving the way for a burst of solar installations in the Commonwealth. But the United Nations has designated one of the solar providers as a human-rights violator. Caden-Energix plans to build eight solar installations in Virginia worth a half-bi

A flowering meadow will grow under and around the new solar panels at Cople Elementary School in Virginia like this project built in 2017 by Engie Distributed Solar.  (SunTribe Solar)

RICHMOND, Va. - An elementary school in Westmoreland County is getting recognition for more than education. The Virginia Pollinator-Smart Program announced that Cople Elementary gets the state's first Gold Certified pollinator-friendly award for a solar panel array. Solar sites like Cople include

The Virginia Clean Economy Act is expected to jump-start the solar industry in the state. (Adobe stock)

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia could become the first state in the South to completely shift to renewable energy, with Gov. Ralph Northam's signature on a General Assembly bill now heading to his desk. The Virginia Clean Economy Act requires the state's biggest utility, Dominion Energy, to deliver carb

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says rail service in America is

RICHMOND, Va. -- Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is critical of the federal government's use of gas taxes and its failures to improve rail service -- issues that both are hot topics in Virginia. The United for Infrastructure conference in Las Vegas, billed as the first 2020 campaign event to

Members of the Sunrise Movement Virginia are pressing lawmakers to pass the state's Green New Deal Act. (Sunrise Movement Virginia)<br /><br />

RICHMOND, Va. - Young climate activists from the national Sunrise Movement will travel from all over Virginia for a climate rally in Richmond on Monday, to urge lawmakers to pass the state's Green New Deal Act. The bill, first announced in December by Del. Sam Rasoul - D-Roanoke - mandates the sta

The Natural Gas Act governs land seizures, allowing for pipeline companies to invoke eminent domain to build pipelines. (Pixabay)

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Property owners are fighting back against pipeline companies who seize their land through eminent domain. In 2015, Gary Erb and his wife received a letter from the Oklahoma-based energy company Williams, which stated that it would be seizing a portion of their land for th

The 600-mile-long pipeline would would carry fracked gas from West Virginia into Virginia and North Carolina, with three compressor stations along the route. (Atlantic Coast Pipeline)

BUCKINGHAM, Va. — After a winter storm delayed a closely watched vote on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the issue will be back before a citizens' board this Wednesday. Virginia's Air Pollution Control Board is set to decide whether the state's largest utility, Dominion Energy, can build a spra

Appalachian communities are plagued by thousands of coal-impacted sites that were abandoned and never cleaned up, according to the Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition, which hopes to clean up these sites across the region. (Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition)

NORTON, Va. – A new report shows that with a little innovative thinking, there can be life after coal by re-purposing abandoned coal mine sites. It's all designed to help showcase how areas can build a new economy in the decline of the coal industry. The report by Reclaiming Appalachia Coa

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