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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2017 


We begin the week with President Donald Trump urging GOP House members to support the Senate budget bill; a new report tracks a growing “right” to discriminate at both the state and federal level; and we will let you know why Trump budget cuts are being labeled a threat to waterways in the Midwest.

Daily Newscasts

Public News Service - IN: Climate Change/Air Quality

Flooding linked to warmer temperatures and ice meltage on Lake Michigan is likely to increase in the Midwest, according to a new report. (V. Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS – Parts of the country along the coasts have been battered this year by Mother Nature, and a new study from the Midwest Economic Policy Institute warns that the threat of climate change extends much farther inland and could wreak havoc on transportation and infrastructure systems

Logging has caused erosion at Yellowwood State Forest. (ifa.org)

NASHVILLE, Ind. – When people are asked to name the most beautiful area of Indiana, Brown County is the answer most often given. People who live there and others who want to preserve its scenic beauty are fighting back against a plan to log in the Yellowwood State Forest. The Indiana Divis

Controversial statements about climate change have been made by the Environmental Protection Agency's new chief, Scott Pruitt. (epa.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS - Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's dismissal of science in understanding climate change has caused nothing short of an uproar. Pruitt said on Thursday he doesn't believe carbon dioxide emissions are pushing global temperatures higher, which puts him at odds with his

Agricultural runoff flows into the lakes and rivers from which hundreds of towns draw their water. (usgs.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana has a new governor, and environmental groups say they've let him know what they'd like to see happen this year. Eric Holcomb took over the governor's office from Vice President-elect Mike Pence this month. Hoosier Environmental Council executive director Jesse Kharband

An Indianapolis coal plant in operation for nearly a century has converted to natural gas, but local residents want assurances that the coal-waste cleanup will be thorough. (Sierra Club)

INDIANAPOLIS – After decades of burning coal, the Harding Street Station in Indianapolis was converted to natural gas in February, but coal ash and other waste remain. Under federal rules, Indianapolis Power and Light is required to develop a plan to close the ash ponds and protect public heal

Gov. Pence will soon have bigger fish to fry than the Regional Cities Initiative Project, which he helped kick off back in May. (Office of Gov. Pence/Flickr)

INDIANAPOLIS – Candidates on both sides of the aisle are chomping at the bit in Indiana to run for governor, once that seat officially becomes vacant. A Donald Trump/Mike Pence candidacy for the White House means an end to Pence's reelection campaign in Indiana. Marion County Democratic Party

Parents and children are asking Indiana lawmakers to do more to ensure clean air and water in the state. (Kiyana Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS - State lawmakers are still mulling over a bill that would give the federal government more power over environmental rules and standards in Indiana. The Hoosier Environmental Council has been fighting it and on Monday invited parents and students to the Statehouse to help convince law

Environmentalists call HB 1082 a huge threat to Indiana because it would tie the hands of local governments in dealing with air and water pollution. (Veronica Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS – What some are calling the worst environmental bill Indiana has seen is coming up for a vote this week at the Statehouse. The idea behind House Bill 1082, also known as No More Stringent Than bill, is to keep environmental regulators from passing state laws that are more restri

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