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PNS Daily Newscast - February 23, 2018 


As the NRA doubles down on "good guys with guns," the Broward County Sheriff admits an armed deputy did not engage with the Parkland school shooter. Also on our nationwide rundown: workers across the nation will spend part of their weekend defending the American Dream; and a study says the Lone Star State is distorting Texas history lessons.

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Public News Service - CA: Urban Planning/Transportation

Conservation groups are fighting a proposal to build a natural-gas unit at the Puente power plant in Oxnard. (Earthjustice)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California could reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 - that's the prediction by a panel of clean-energy experts gathering in Sacramento today. The panel is part of the "Right to Zero" campaign by the environmental legal nonprofit Earthjustice. Staff attorney Paul Cor

Oil-train projects have run into local opposition in Benicia, in the Bay Area, and in Central and Southern California. (Vladyslav Danilin)

NIPOMO, Calif. – A project to send hundreds of oil trains rumbling up and down the Central California Coast appears to be dead. The oil company announced Monday it is giving up the fight to secure county approval. Oil giant Phillips 66 has agreed to dismiss its lawsuit against San Luis Obisp

Senate Bill 649 would lead to a proliferation of cellular equipment such as this across the state. (Kevin Mottus/California Brain Tumor Association)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A bill that would lead to the proliferation of refrigerator-sized 5G cell tower boxes across the state is now on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk - and health advocates are pressing for a veto. SB 649 would allow telecom companies to install 5G and other wireless cell equipment o

Studies show diesel emissions are 90 times higher near the Port of Oakland in West Oakland than the state average. (Chris Jordan-Block/Earthjustice)

OAKLAND, Calif. – Millions of Californians live close to a major port and this week, community leaders in West Oakland filed a federal complaint alleging that the continued pollution in their community of color is a violation of the Civil Rights Act. Margaret Gordon, co-founder of the West O

For generations, electricity for the Central Coast region has been produced by gas-fired plants concentrated in Oxnard, a working-class community with majority populations of color. (Michele W.)

OXNARD, Calif. – Community groups from Oxnard showed up at a California Energy Commission hearing last night to voice their concerns about a proposal to build a fourth gas-fired power plant in their city. Despite its accolades for developing energy-efficient jobs and policies, California's lo

P-39 and one of her cubs, captured in spring 2015 by a National Park Service trail camera. (National Park Service)

LOS ANGELES – The biggest threat to mountain lions in California is traffic. More than 100 of the big cats died this year across the state in collisions with fast-moving cars. The Santa Monica Mountains are the major problem area, with at least two mountain lions killed there in recent weeks

P-45, the male mountain lion suspected of killing several alpacas over the weekend. (National Park Service)

MALIBU, Calif. - The mountain lion known as "P-45" that is roaming the Los Angeles area now is in hunters' sights over the deaths last weekend of at least 10 domestic alpacas. It's just one example of the growing tensions between civilization and nature, prompting new interest in building a wildlife

Phase two of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan is now moving forward, targeting private lands. (Timotale/iStockphoto)

PALM DESERT, Calif. -- Private lands in the southern California desert will have a large role to play in fighting climate change, according to conservation groups. The U.S. Secretary of the Interior signed the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan last week, which covers 11 million acres of fe

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