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PNS Daily Newscast - August 16, 2017 


On our rundown today: Trump says there were “very fine people on both sides” in Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday; a Minnesota church leader urges people to stand up against hate groups; and civil rights groups are outraged over the potential pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio.

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Public News Service - MO: Environmental Justice

Clean air advocates say Ameren, one of Missouri's biggest utilities, needs more of a focus on clean energy. (Environmental Law and Policy Center)

ST. LOUIS - One of Missouri's biggest utilities is putting a lot of money into a fund that can be used to help clean up the air around St. Louis. It's part of a settlement between Ameren Missouri and the Sierra Club that will require the energy company to establish a $2 million fund for environmenta

The American Lung Association says reducing emissions from coal-fired power plants will in turn reduce asthma and other diseases linked to poor air quality, especially in low-income communities, according to the American Lung Association. Credit: click/morguefile.com.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While the country has made some improvements in air quality, the latest State of the Air report from the American Lung Association finds there's still a long way to go. Supporters of the Environmental Protection Agency’s >Clean Power Plan point to the plan as a way

PHOTO: If approved, the Grain Belt Express transmission line would bring wind energy from Kansas to Missouri, Illinois and points east. Supporters say it would also carry environmental and economic benefits to the state. Photo credit: Kevin_P/morguefile.com.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It appears the winds of change are blowing in Missouri, as more people speak out in favor of a plan to build a high-voltage wind energy transmission line through the state. Jim Turner, executive committee chair of the Missouri Chapter of the Sierra Club, says the line, whi

PHOTO: Bridgeton landfill's underground fire is drawing fire over odors and safety concerns. Photo courtesy: Missouri DNR

ST. LOUIS - It's been a smelly, hot summer around the Bridgeton landfill, and some neighbors and activists think the landfill owner's plan to keep an underground fire from spreading stinks even more. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is scheduled this week to consider Republic Services'

Pinned locations show resident odor complaints outside the one mile radius MCE says it is not meant to be a scientific analysis.  Courtesy of: MCE

ST. LOUIS - The Missouri Attorney General's Office has reached an agreement with the company that runs the Bridgeton landfill on how to control the stench from its underground fire. The agreement calls for Republic Services to cap the landfill, but first company officials say they'll need to remove

DNR takes control of air testing at Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill. Courtesy of: Missouri DNR

ST. LOUIS - The Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill, just north of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, has been smoldering underground since last summer, and people who live nearby say the air seems to be getting worse. They've been calling and complaining about headaches and illnesses for months and,

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Sewage overflows and basement backups are serious problems for any area - but will they prompt St. Louis County voters to go to the polls on Tuesday? The upgrades to the sewer system are legally required, so the question isn't whether they'll be done, but how to pay for them. Propos

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A Missouri group is taking the federal government to court over water safety and quality in the Show-Me State. The Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) is suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), claiming it has failed to enforce federal water quality standards

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