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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.

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Public News Service - MA: Waste Reduction/Recycling

Litter is only one reason some communities ban retailers' use of plastic bags. They can also damage equipment at recycling facilities. (Metro Waste Authority)

BOSTON — Last month, two more towns in Massachusetts passed measures to end the use of plastic bags, and backers say it's fueling support for a statewide ban. As more towns and cities pass local bag ordinances, Rep. Lori Ehrlich of Essex said it builds momentum for her statewide legislation.

A proposal to end the state's 5-cent refundable bottle deposit law is drawing fire from consumer and environmental advocates. (SMG)

BOSTON - It's in the early stages, but a bill pending this legislative session is of major concern to Commonwealth consumer and environmental advocates. At issue is a measure supported by the beverage industry that would eliminate the 5-cent refundable bottle deposit paid by retailers and wholesal

PHOTO: The Obama administration’s tough new requirements to limit carbon pollution from new power plants are being hailed as “bold” by some business leaders in Massachusetts.

BOSTON - Linking global warming to disease, extreme weather and other environmental problems, the EPA has set the first national limits on heat-trapping pollution from future power plants. The standard is stricter than one proposed a year ago, and Michael Green of Boston's Climate Action Liason Coal

BOSTON - Clean power, good jobs and energy independence are the goals of a national campaign coming to the Bay State this week, to tour innovative facilities and meet with business leaders. Former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm is a senior policy advisor for the Pew Clean Energy Program. She'

Boston, MA – More than 26,000 jobs have already been created in Massachusetts, with thousands more to come, according to a new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts on how the clean energy economy is playing out, and the kinds of potential for job growth on the horizon. Lori Grange, interim d

North Adams, MA – Managers of the only green-certified library in Massachusetts are hoping to start a trend. North Adams Public Library began to incorporate energy efficiency programs in 2005, by installing solar panels and geothermal wells, preserving existing light fixtures and furniture, an

Boston, MA - Is it a race against time in Massachusetts to get the lights and the tree up for the holidays? The Sierra Club has a few tips for your holiday decorating this year -- tips that will give the environment a generous gift, and keep more of the "green stuff" in your wallet as well. For i

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