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PNS Daily Newscast - November 17, 2017 


The Keystone oil pipeline spills big time in South Dakota; a look at the GOP tax plan and it’s impact on the most vulnerable Americans; and renewed hope for Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Waters national monument.

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Public News Service - NV: Energy Policy

Coal-fired power plants like this one near Page, Ariz., are blamed for about a third of the nation's greenhouse-gas emissions. (ES3N/iStockphotos)

LAS VEGAS – EPA chief Scott Pruitt is signing a proposal today to rescind the Clean Power Plan - a centerpiece of President Obama's effort to combat climate change. The plan would have forced coal-fired power plants to cut carbon emissions significantly and was a big part of the United States'

Solar installation advocates claim higher tariffs could cost 88,000 jobs. (MT Aero)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Advocates for Nevada's solar installation industry are worried that the Trump administration will jack up tariffs on imported solar panels – after the International Trade Commission ruled that cheap foreign solar panels are hurting domestic manufacturers. A study b

The EPA safety standard calls for the proposed Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Depository to verify it will protect against radiation for one million years. (State of Nevada)

NYE COUNTY, Nev. – Nevada conservation groups are slamming a move by the Trump administration this week to spend $110,000 to start the process of licensing a nuclear-waste repository at Yucca Mountain. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will now start gathering documents and plans that go bac

Advocates of AB 206 say Nevada's renewable energy goals should be expanded in order to spur job creation. (cece94/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- The fate of a bill to set higher renewable energy goals for Nevada rests with Gov. Brian Sandoval - and its backers are doing all they can to encourage him to sign it. The group "Renew NV" delivered almost 8,000 signatures to the governor on Tuesday. Assembly Bill 206 would ra

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is home to the the Gwich'in Tribe, whose members are touring Nevada this week to drum up opposition to drilling. (Micah Baird/Sierra Club)

RENO, Nev. -- A group of Alaska Natives are in Nevada this week as part of a tour of the Southwest. They're stoking opposition to a bill that would authorize oil and gas drilling in their homeland, including parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Two women from the Gwich'in Tribe spoke in L

The idea of a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain is widely opposed in Nevada, but is nonetheless being considered in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday. (Taliesin/morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The proposal to build a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, outside Las Vegas, may be getting new life at a hearing tomorrow before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce's subcommittee on Environment. President Trump recently proposed $120 million to res

Controversy over the Bears Ears National Monument has cost Utah its coveted spot as host of the Outdoor Retailer trade show. Nevada cities may bid for it. (Josh Ewing)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – A backlash against policy assaults on public land is growing, and now, a conference of outdoor retailers has decided to leave Utah over that state's position on the issue. The Outdoor Industry Association, which has held its giant trade shows in Salt Lake City for two dec

Supporters of renewable energy will rally in two Nevada cities today. (adamkaz/iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS -- Conservation advocates are celebrating Presidents Day by rallying together at noon in Las Vegas and in Carson City to support policies that promote renewable energy. They're calling on the Nevada Legislature to pass Assembly Bill 206. The bill would raise the renewable portfolio stand

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