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PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2017 


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Public News Service - CO: Environmental Justice

Community health centers in Colorado - which provide medical, dental and mental-health care regardless of a person's ability to pay - are helping reduce health-care costs. (Pixabay)

DENVER - President Donald Trump's proposed budget includes cutting more than $800 billion from Medicaid, and some Colorado health officials are concerned the move could reverse progress made by a pilot program that has managed to improve health outcomes and cut costs. Ross Brooks, chief executive o

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

Activists are concerned that Colorado legislation to make tampering with oil and gas operations a felony is a way to reduce environmental activism. (Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - A bill on the Colorado Senate floor today would increase the penalties for disruptive behavior at fossil-fuel sites. Tampering with industrial equipment at an oil or natural gas site is a Class Two misdemeanor in Colorado, but Senate Bill 17-035 aims to make it a Class Six felony. If pass

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

One-year-old Alden Mock is tested for lead exposure at the Pediatric Associates office in Montrose. (Nathaniel Wick for The Colorado Trust)

DENVER – Many children in Colorado are at a high risk for lead poisoning, but aren't being tested, according to analysis by The Colorado Trust. State guidelines call for doctors to test children in low-income households, and in housing built before 1978, when lead paint was banned. Mike Va

A new report predicts emissions from oil, gas and coal currently in production are enough to raise global temperatures above limits set in Paris. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Existing fossil fuel production is enough to blow the world's entire remaining carbon budget for keeping global temperatures below limits set at last year's Paris climate summit, according to a new report from Oil Change International. David Turnbull, a report contributor, says if t

Colorado groups joined a national protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline on Tuesday. (350.org)

DENVER - Native American and environmental organizations in Colorado joined a national day of action Tuesday in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins, protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. The groups are urging President Obama to rescind the project's permits and conduct an environmental review. Glenn

Oil and gas sector pollution is responsible for more than 750,000 asthma attacks annually in U.S. children. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- Analysis by researchers at Colorado State University found oil and gas sector pollution is responsible for more than 750,000 asthma attacks annually in U.S. children under age 18. The study, commissioned by The Clean Air Task Force, is the first of its kind to quantify health impacts of gr

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