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PNS Daily News - April 26, 2017 


Among the stories we are featuring today: National monuments at risk under an expected executive order; the latest on negotiations to avoid a government shutdown; and attempts to overturn Citizens United ramp up.

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Public News Service - MO: Energy Policy

Advocates say Missouri is lagging behind other states when it comes to solar energy. (sierraclub.org)

MOBERLY, Mo. – Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., are paying a visit to Thomas Hill Energy this week, where they'll be thanked for protecting electricity rates, but advocates say the environment and the health of residents are under threat because of

Missouri has seen the benefits of jobs created in the renewable energy sector. (sierraclub.org)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A group from Missouri that included business owners and leaders in the environmental and clean energy sectors has just returned from a trip to Washington to meet with Sens. Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt of Missouri to talk about the ramifications of cuts to environmental

Missourians are calling for clean energy to protect jobs and the environment. (sierraclub.org)

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri has been making progress in the fight against climate change and advocates are worried that plans by the Trump administration to derail the Clean Power Plan could cause a loss of momentum for the state and the country. The comments made last week by new EPA chief Scott

Conservationists are calling on Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., to let his constituents know where he stands on President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency. (fema.gov)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Ahead of a Senate confirmation vote this week, environmental groups in Missouri want U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt to speak up about President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Trump selected Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for the job, and t

President-elect Donald Trump has said he'll scrap the Clean Power Plan, and that has those concerned about clean air and water worried. (Veronica Carter)

ST. LOUIS – Things have been pretty charged in this country since the presidential election, and many people are worried about the future when it comes to the economy, health care and the environment. The Sierra Club and Webster University held a forum this week to let students, environmenta

Missouri's PACE programs are getting some credit for the state's progress in moving toward green energy and power savings. (sierraclub.org)

ST. LOUIS – Missouri has made some big strides in saving electricity. The latest report card from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ranks Missouri 32nd among the states, up 12 spots from 2015. Kristy Manning, director of the Missouri Department of Energy, said as pa

Clean air advocates say Ameren, one of Missouri's biggest utilities, needs more of a focus on clean energy. (Environmental Law and Policy Center)

ST. LOUIS - One of Missouri's biggest utilities is putting a lot of money into a fund that can be used to help clean up the air around St. Louis. It's part of a settlement between Ameren Missouri and the Sierra Club that will require the energy company to establish a $2 million fund for environmenta

Environmental groups urge Missouri leaders to move toward clean energy. (Sierra Club)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Missouri environmentalists call new federal rules from the Environmental Protection Agency a step in the right direction, but feel more needs to happen. Last week the EPA finalized the rules, which are designed to cut methane leaks from new, modified and reconstructed sources. T

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