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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


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Public News Service - SD: Environmental Justice

Airplanes are expected to emit 43 gigatonnes of greenhouse gas pollution by 2050 if no action is taken. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. — CONCORD, N.H. — Greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft engines endanger public health and welfare, according to new findings from the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The "endangerment finding" report documented the magnitude of a problem that environmentalists hav

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Whooping cranes have landed on a new list highlighting 10 species deemed at risk because of fossil fuel development, storage and transportation. The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would run along the bird's migratory path. Although President Obama's rejection of the project permit

ABERDEEN, S.D. - TransCanada Corporation is seeking presidential authorization to build its $7.5 billion Keystone XL pipeline. The line would transport tar sands crude oil from Alberta, Canada, through Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska on its way to refineries on the Gulf coast. A number of group

YANKTON, S.D. - The U.S. is now exporting more oil and petroleum products than it is importing, according to the latest reports from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. For Peter Carrels of the Sierra Club in South Dakota, that calls into question the necessity of a new oil refinery proposed

Howard, SD - A group that's promoting more investment in renewable energy says that 5,000 jobs could be created in South Dakota with a transition to a clean energy economy. The remarks from Matt McGovern, South Dakota state director of Repower America, were made this week at a 'Made in America Jobs

St. Paul, MN - A controversional decision pits "old" energy against "new" today (Tuesday) as the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission hears final arguments over the Big Stone II transmission line permits. At stake is whether to allow new power lines to stretch into Minnesota from the proposed Big S

Rapid City, SD - Environmental and conservation groups, including the Sierra Club of South Dakota, warn that water pollution will be a major concern if the Canadian-based mining company Powertech USA is given a state permit to mine for uranium near Edgemont. Shirley Frederick, with the Sierra Club'

Buffalo, SD - Western and Central South Dakota farmers and ranchers who are lying in the path of a major oil pipeline expansion project are raising concerns that the deadline for commenting on a presidential permit application is too short. TransCanada Corporation submitted the application for the K

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