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PNS Daily Newscast - March 24, 2017 


On our rundown today: Republican leaders delay the vote on a health-care replacement for Obamacare; legal advice for undocumented immigrants; and one state considers an innovative way to help children with money from a settlement with Volkswagen.

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Public News Service - OH: Water

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

President Donald Trump's budget reportedly includes massive cuts to programs that help protect Lake Erie. (D Ramey Logan/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio's U.S. senators are joining hundreds of others in asking federal leaders not to drain investments in the health of Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes. President Donald Trump is expected to release his budget plan next week, which is said to drop funding for the Great L

A new report suggests aggressive action to remove the threat of lead contamination in drinking water at Ohio schools. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new report suggests lead contamination is a serious and pervasive problem in Ohio schools, and calls for aggressive action to eliminate it. Research from the Environment America Research and Policy Center showed that Ohio is one of more than a dozen states failing to protect ch

As Oklahoma Attorney General, Environmental Protection Agency administrator nominee Scott Pruitt sued the agency more than a dozen times. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The U.S. Senate is nearing a vote to confirm Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, but opponents are not backing down on their fight against the nominee. As Oklahoma attorney general, Pruitt advocated against EPA policies and sued the agency more than a

The Ohio Senate could vote as early as Thursday on a bill making the state's clean-energy standards optional for the next three years. (Alexander Smith/Wikimedia)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It doesn't make sense for business, employment or the climate - that's what opponents are saying about a measure under consideration by the Ohio Senate. House Bill 554 would make Ohio's renewable energy and energy-efficiency standards optional for the next three years, essen

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

Project Clean Lake aims to eliminate more than 4 billion gallons of raw sewage discharged annually into Lake Erie by 2036. (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Today, more than 500 groups from around the country are launching a national campaign, Imagine a Day Without Water. The campaign is designed to encourage all Americans to think about what water means to them, and consider the importance of the drinking water and wastewater sy

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

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