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PNS Daily Newscast - October 19, 2017 


Attorney General Sessions tight-lipped before the Senate Judiciary Committee; a new report says bith-control access is critical for both health and economic security; and expect a personal touch to finances as today marks Credit Union Day.

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Public News Service - NC: Environmental Justice

Citizens gather for a press conference to deliver 10,000 signatures protesting a permit granted to Enviva. (Clean Air Carolina)

HAMLET, N.C. -- More than 10,000 signatures protesting the permitting of a wood pellet plant now are in the hands of Gov. Roy Cooper. The petition representing 50 organizations - including Clean Air Carolina - asks the governor to revoke an air permit to Enviva, the world's largest wood pellet manu

The waste created by coal-burning power plants, coal ash contains heavy metals and other toxic compounds. (Facing South)

PITTSBORO, N.C. – Duke Energy continues to look for a home for the millions of tons of coal ash generated by its coal-fired power plants, and part of their solution lies in abandoned slate and clay mines that dot the state map. On Monday, concerned citizens from Chatham and Lee Counties appe

Swine waste flows into creeks in North Carolina, tainting the areas ground water supply. (Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc./Flickr)

WARSAW, N.C. – Today more than 95,000 petitions will be delivered to the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, asking the agency to investigate a civil rights complaint. Specifically, environmental and community groups allege the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality vi

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is planning to move red wolves from private lands to public lands, which experts say could affect the future of the species. (B. Bartel/USFWS)

COLUMBIA, N. C. – After three decades of federal- and state-funded population growth and recovery, the future of the red wolf is uncertain. This week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced red wolves will be restricted to federal lands and removed from private properties in the

The CTS building was torn down in 2012, but chemical cleanup remains incomplete. (POWER Action Group)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The cleanup of an Asheville Superfund site is making progress, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a report released Wednesday, but there is more work to be done. The report indicates delays in the clean up may have left residents with prolonged exposure to a cancer

A new report ranks North Carolina in fifth place in solar per capita in the nation. (Morguefile.com)

SANFORD, N.C. - There's four solar panels for every five people in North Carolina, placing the state in fifth place nationwide for solar per capita. That's according to a new report from Environment North Carolina Research Research and Policy Center. The state bumped four places up from ninth place

View of the 2014 Dan River coal-ash spill from the Duke Power Plan in Eden, a site that is still in need of cleanup. (Environment North Carolina)

RALEIGH, N.C. - After promises from Duke Energy and North Carolina's government that the coal-ash ponds in the state would be cleaned up and excavated, the state Senate is pushing ahead with legislation (HB 630) that would offer the power company a cheaper alternative. After its approval by the Sena

Land conservation groups in western North Carolina are protecting water resources by securing land from potential development. (David Ellis/flickr.com)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Flint, Michigan is hundreds of miles away from North Carolina, but images of brown water coming from kitchen taps and tales of illness in children and adults are prompting talk about water quality in this state. Fortunately, high-quality water is in plentiful supply in North Caro

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