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PNS Daily Newscast -May 25, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown; a GOP candidate spends final night of his campaign allegedly “body slamming" a reporter; the CBO numbers are out and the latest version of the AHCA ends health coverage for 23 million Americans; and we take you to a township that aims to be carbon neutral by 2050.

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Critics of the Regulatory Accountability Act say the bill's true purpose is to thwart consumer protections such as keeping lead out of drinking water. (Getty Images)

AURORA, Co. – A bill making its way through the U.S. Senate is being challenged by business leaders and consumer groups. Proponents say the Regulatory Accountability Act will ensure that health and environmental regulations are transparent and based on the best available science. Critics s

The fate of a rule that requires energy companies to capture gas wasted through leaks, venting and flaring on public land is being decided this week. (haymarketrebel/Flickr)

DENVER - The fate of a new rule aimed at reining in methane-gas pollution will soon be known. The U.S. Senate faces a Thursday deadline to vote on overturning the Bureau of Land Management's methane rule, using the Congressional Review Act. The federal rule is based on Colorado's 2014 rule targetin

National and state-based clean air policies, including reducing pollution from coal-fired power plants, are helping improve air quality in Colorado. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- Air quality in Colorado is getting better, according to the American Lung Association's latest report card. Last year, Denver was ranked eighth most ozone-polluted city nationally. Now it’s the 11th. Fort Collins also dropped from tenth to 15th. Dawn Mullally, director of air qua

Health experts say children are especially at risk for developing asthma and other breathing problems exacerbated by air pollution. (Pixabay)

DENVER – President Donald Trump's executive order rolling back climate regulations, including the EPA's Clean Power Plan, isn't getting rave reviews from Colorado parents. Jen Clanahan with Colorado Moms Know Best says the plan helped her sleep better at night knowing the air would be gettin

Elected officials from Western states are urging the U.S. Senate to keep BLM rules limiting natural-gas waste. (Pixabay)

DENVER - More than 60 local elected officials from four western states are calling on the U.S. Senate to defend the Bureau of Land Management's natural-gas waste rule adopted last year. The rule directing the oil and gas industry to capture gas lost through leaks, venting and flaring on public land

The U.S. Senate is expected to hear a measure any day now that would repeal the Bureau of Land Management's plans to limit the waste of natural gas on publicly owned lands. (Western Values Project)

DENVER – Any day now, the U.S. Senate could finish the job started in the House when representatives voted to repeal federal rules limiting natural-gas waste on public and tribal lands. According to a new survey conducted by AGC Research, nearly seven-in-ten members of both major parties sup

A whistleblower is headed to court over emissions from a coal-fired power plant near downtown Colorado Springs. (Oneillbro/iStockphoto)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Leslie Weise, who blew the whistle on pollution from a coal-fired power plant in Colorado Springs, is headed to court today. After a district court accidentally sent Weise an air-quality report, she shared it with the news media. Now, Colorado Springs Utilities, which opera

Latino voters say environmental issues are an important factor in their decisions inside the voting booth. (Pixabay)

DENVER – More than 70 percent of Latino voters are deeply concerned about the environment and how it affects their families. That's according to a new Latino Decisions poll, which found over 90 percent of Latino Coloradans want the President-elect and new Congress to fight climate change. Do

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