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PNS Daily Newscast - Monday, Aug 21st, 2017 


Here are some of the stories we're covering today: big protest planned against President Trump today,a huge gathering in Maine on Sunday mourning the loss of three people killed during a white nationalist rally and it's eclipse day but a moon of a different sort caught the country's attention about twenty five years ago.

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Public News Service - OH: Public Lands/Wilderness

State-owned lands such as Shawnee State Forest could be opened to oil and gas drilling if state senators override a veto from the Governor. (ODNR)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio lawmakers could soon greenlight oil and gas development in Ohio state parks and public lands. Last week, the Ohio House voted to override a veto that would have allowed Gov. John Kasich to retain appointment authority for members of the Oil and Gas Leasing Commission &#

Thirteen public water systems were found to be within a half-mile of Class II waste disposal wells in Ohio. (FracTracker Alliance)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The importance of safe drinking water has become a pressing issue in recent years after lead contamination and algal blooms tainted supplies in Ohio. A new report sheds light on what some see as another possible threat: oil and gas drilling. Great Lakes program coordinator f

Ohio is one of just five states that still allows for the commercial harvest of turtles. <br />(Matt Lemon/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Wild turtles in Ohio can be collected unchecked, and some conservation groups say it's time to end the unlimited harvest. Ohio is one of just five states that still allows for the commercial harvest of turtles, and Ray Stewart, secretary and past president of the Ohio Wetlan

A National Wildlife Federation report says climate change, spurred by methane emissions, is threatening some bats in Ohio. (Andrew King/USFWS)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Methane emissions from oil and gas production may be invisible, but a new report says the impacts on wildlife, health and Ohio's economy are not. Scientists say methane is the second leading cause of climate change, which the National Wildlife Federation report contends is p

A poll found Great Lakes voters would be less likely to vote for a presidential candidate promising cuts to restoration funds for Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes. (Sam DeLong/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Whether it is Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, a broad coalition is hoping that whoever takes the White House is a "Great Lakes president." At the 12th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference kicking off today in Sandusky, advocates will call on both campaigns to make protecting t

39 Native American youths are running a long relay to protest a major oil pipeline. (Oceti Sakowin Youth)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A 2,000-mile journey to fight for clean water and land is making its way through Ohio. Native American youths are running from North Dakota to Washington, D.C., to protest a pipeline that would cross several states and could threaten tribal lands. The Dakota Access Pipeline would st

Wayne National Forest is among the nearly 6 million acres of national public lands in Ohio. (Nick Juhasz/Wikipedia)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - National forests, parks and other recreation areas are popular destinations for summer travel, and a new poll shows most Ohioans want to keep these public lands in public hands. More than 80 percent of people in a new survey released by the National Wildlife Federation said they be

Over $2.2 billion federal dollars have funded over 2,900 restoration projects in the Great Lakes. (WP pilot/Wikimedia)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As the presidential candidates turn the focus on Ohio with the state's primary just one week away a coalition of business, industry, and conservation groups are asking the candidates to protect a crucial resource in the region. The Great Lakes contain 20 percent of the world's fre

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