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PNS Daily Newscast - October 17, 2017 


On the rundown: a new poll has Americans turning thumbs-down on Trump’s hurricane response; changes in the works to North Carolina’s election law; a move to protect Central California wilderness; and making federal buildings “bird friendly”

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Public News Service - MI: Water

Swiss-based water bottler Nestlé is accused of a water grab in Michigan and other parts of the Great Lakes basin. (o0o0xmods0o0o/morguefile)

FLINT, Mich. – Michiganders have spoken out with petitions and emails about bottled water giant Nestlé's plan to more than double the amount of water it pumps out of northern Michigan, and activists say now, it's time to fight back with purchasing power. Michigan Citizens for Water Cons

Increased truck traffic is among the concerns of residents near the U.S. Ecology plant. (D. Weckerle)

DETROIT - For nearly 30 years, the U.S. Ecology toxic-waste facility in Detroit has received waivers from the state for conducting annual soil tests, and as the plant prepares to expand, residents and local leaders have had enough. The plant stores and treats solid and liquid waste from heavy indus

Concerned citizens are fighting the expansion of a hazardous-waste plant in the middle of a neighborhood. (D. Weckerle)

DETROIT - Some of the most toxic chemicals used in industry are treated and temporarily held at the US Ecology plant on the Hamtramck-Detroit border, and plans to expand it tenfold have raised fears for neighbors and environmentalists. For nearly three decades, the Michigan Department of Environmen

Cash is now being offered to help keep carp out of the Great Lakes. (michigan.gov)

LANSING, Mich. - As Asian carp make their way ever closer to the Great Lakes, state officials are going global and offering prize money in the search for a solution. In the new "Invasive Carp Challenge," Gov. Rick Snyder is opening up the state coffers to anyone who can help prevent the movement of

Invasive zebra mussels have been in the Great Lakes since the 1980s, crowding out native species and damaging the underwater environment. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

LANSING, Mich. – No matter where you are in Michigan, water isn't far away, and this week’s Michigan Boating Week highlights the importance of protecting the state's freshwater resources from the threat of aquatic hitchhikers. More than 180 invasive species have entered the Great Lakes

People living near Evart fear a potash mining operation could destroy the sensitive wetlands around the area. (K. Ford)

EVART TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- After battling bottled water giant Nestle, residents and concerned citizens near Evart now are trying to keep another company from drawing down and potentially contaminating their water supply. Just six miles from Nestle's wells, Michigan Potash, a Colorado-based company,

Volunteers wearing red hope to cut some of the red tape for Flint residents to have water pipes replaced. (M. Hornbeck/AARP MI)

FLINT, Mich. – Thousands of Flint homes still need to have their water lines replaced, an effort that will have volunteers fanning out across the city this weekend. Before crews can begin to work on the pipes, homeowners must sign consent forms, and on Saturday, volunteers led by AARP Michiga

Cuts to the Great Lakes cleanup fund could negatively impact many Michigan cities, advocates say. (AcryllicArtist/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – Conservationists say there's nothing great about the White House plan to slash funds for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and they're calling on Congress and the president to leave the lakes out of partisan politics. President Trump's 2018 budget proposal would slash a

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