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PNS Daily News - May 28, 2015 

Our coast to coast news highlights several stories including: controversial new federal water rules hailed around the country; conservation groups sue to stop deep-sea mining; and a court order sought to free birth certificates of U.S. born children of immigrant parents.

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PHOTO: Wetlands in North Carolina will see greater protection under the new clean water rules issued by the EPA. Photo credit: bobistraveling/Wikimedia Commons\
Thursday, May 28, 2015
WALNUT GROVE, N.C. - On Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Waters of the U.S. rule that will offer protection to 2 million miles of streams and 20 million acres of wetlands. Until now, those water sources were not ...Read More
PHOTO: A final rule to clarify which water bodies fall under regulations of the Clean Water Act has been released by the Environmental Protection Agency. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-Midwest/Flickr.\
Thursday, May 28, 2015
ST. PAUL, Minn. - There are again protections for some vulnerable waters and wetlands in Minnesota and across the country, with the release of a final rule to clarify what is covered by the Clean Water Act. The rule from the Environmental ...Read More
PHOTO: The EPA's new rule clarifies which waterways are covered by the Clean Water Act. Conservation groups in West Virginia think it could be especially important for rural areas. Photo courtesy West Virginia Dept. of Tourism. \
Thursday, May 28, 2015
CHARLESTON, W. Va. – The Obama administration has released a new rule clarifying which waterways are covered by the Clean Water Act. Many West Virginia conservationists say it's a promising step. Two court decisions have, in a sense, muddied ...Read More
PHOTO: The sensitive waters surrounding Mackinac Island are the subject of a new report, which examines the safety of the oil pipelines owned by Canadian company Enbridge Energy that run under the straits. Photo credit: M. Shand\
Thursday, May 28, 2015
MACKINAW CITY, Mich. - It's a state and national treasure, but a ...Read More
PHOTO: The Loggerhead Sea Turtle is one species potentially harmed by proposed deep-sea mining.  Photo credit: Damien du Toit/Wikimedia Commons\
Thursday, May 28, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO - A San Francisco-based environmental law firm is suing the federal government to stop a deep-sea mining project in the waters between Hawaii and Mexico. The Center for Biological Diversity is challenging the National Oceanic and ...Read More