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PNS Daily Newscast - March 23, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown: President Trump takes to the phone in last minute attempts to urge GOP members to back Ryancare; We take a closer look at what A.C.A. repeal could mean to the health of kids in North Carolina; plus an unusual plea from New York millionaires – please raise our taxes.

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Public News Service - AZ: Climate Change/Air Quality

Looser air standards could raise ozone levels in metropolitan areas like Phoenix. Credit: Jerry Ferguson

PHOENIX – What would happen to Arizona if President Trump gets his way on budget cuts? A trillion dollars in new infrastructure spending could bring relief and create jobs. Arizona is also home to military bases that could benefit from additional defense spending. However, the billions more fo

Flaring or burning of natural gas means less royalties for government agencies and more energy wasted. (Bureau of Land Management)

PHOENIX – Efforts by the oil and gas industry to roll back an Obama-era environmental rule don't sit well with most Arizonans, according to a new poll. The energy industry wants Congress to kill a rule which reduces the amount of natural gas released or burned off at drilling sites on public

A new report says nurses can be on the front line of fighting the effects of climate change. (MGDBoston/Morguefile)

PHOENIX — Nurses can make a difference in the fight against climate change - that’s one of the main points from a report released Thursday by the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. The researchers found that climate change impacts people's health in the Southwest directly thr

Conservation and health advocates warn that Congress is working to gut environmental regulations that protect Arizona's air and water. (mmainco/morguefile)

PHOENIX – Public health and environmental groups warn that low-income Arizonans will be at greater risk for respiratory problems and heart disease linked to pollution if the new Congress guts environmental and health regulations. The House of Representatives went back into session last week,

Arizona Latinos overwhelmingly support clean energy, according to a new poll. (Adamkaz/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX -- Nine out of ten Latinos in Arizona want Congress to pass a bill to combat climate change, and 95 percent think it's "extremely or somewhat important" that legislators and the incoming Trump administration take action to increase the use of clean energy, according to a new poll. The rese

The watershed for the Grand Canyon would be protected under a proposed Greater Grand Canyon National Monument. (Thomas O'Keefe)

PHOENIX - American voters overwhelmingly support creating a new national monument on the outskirts of the Grand Canyon, according to a new poll. Two polling firms - one Democratic, one Republican - polled 800 voters. Ninety-three percent agreed that the Grand Canyon is a national treasure for all A

The EPA has ordered two power plants in Utah to cut emissions that cause hazy pollution in national parks and wilderness areas, including Arizona’s Grand Canyon. (National Park Service)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered two coal-fired power plants in central Utah to bring emissions up to federal clean air standards to protect national parks, including the Grand Canyon. The EPA acted in response to complaints from outdoor recreation companies in th

Getting traffic off the roadways is a key to cutting carbon pollution in major cities, according to a Frontier Group report released by Arizona PIRG. (kichigin/iStockphoto)

PHOENIX - If you're stuck in traffic and breathing fumes from the car ahead of you, a new report outlines ways to cut carbon emissions from vehicles by more than half over the next couple of decades. Reducing carbon pollution is seen as a long-term goal by many urban planners, but the report says i

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