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PNS Daily Newscast - July 27, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown; the Pentagon still trying to figure out how to respond to the latest Trump tweet to ban transgender Americans from serving in the armed forces; updates on the Affordable Care Act and state worker contracts, plus Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke heads to New Mexico to review another national monument.

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Public News Service - OH: Environmental Justice

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

Portions of the Clean Air Act could be eliminated under measures now being considered in Congress. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Health and environmental groups are speaking out about what they say are efforts by Congress behind closed doors to gut important public safeguards. The Midnight Rule Relief Act, which passed the House last week, could eliminate with a single vote any rule finalized in the l

Organic farmer Mardy Townsend of Ashtabula County is worried about the effects of fracking waste on the environment, as well as her crops. Courtesy: Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association.

WINDSOR, Ohio – From spills to earthquakes, environmental and agriculture groups say hydraulic fracturing poses serious threats to land, water and public health. Ohio is one of several states taking part in a National Day of Action today, calling for an end to fracking waste and fracking-rela

Credit: Casa Rosada/Wikimedia

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Pope Francis' whirlwind trip to the United States is over, but some environmental advocates expect his message of environmental protection will continue to resonate. Echoing the sentiments of a climate encyclical released in June, the pope asserted that mankind has no author

PHOTO: Dozens of Ohioans are in Pittsburgh this week to testify at EPA public hearings on the agency's plan to reduce carbon emissions from power plants. Photo credit: A. Shazly/Flickr Creative Commons.

CLEVELAND - Buses are leaving from Toledo, Columbus, Cleveland and Akron as dozens of Ohioans travel east to Pittsburgh to speak out on the importance of cleaner air. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding hearings in Pittsburgh Wednesday and Thursday on its proposed rules to reduce c

PHOTO: 2014 accident involving a truck carrying freshwater for fracking occurred adjacent to Seneca Lake, Ohio. CREDIT: FracTracker/Leatra Harper.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The rapid growth of the oil and gas industry is changing the faces of many of Ohio's small towns. A new analysis finds a correlation between certain public safety standards and permits to frack for natural gas in counties over the Utica shale formation. The report from FracTracker

Michael Greenman of Columbus, Ohio, national moderator of the Move to Amend Interfaith Caucus

COLUMBUS, Ohio - One group that disagrees with the 2010 "Citizen United" Supreme Court decision, which ruled that corporations are people and money is protected as free speech, is organizing in the faith community to get money out of politics. Michael Greenman, Columbus, is national moderator of the

PHOTO:The recent West Virginia chemical spill is heightening concerns about a U.S. Coast Guard proposal to allow the waste from hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ to be shipped on waterways, including the Ohio River. Photo courtesy of noaa.gov.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In the wake of the recent chemical spill in West Virginia that tainted the water supply for 300,000 people, there's a call to beef up protections for water Ohioans depend on. The U.S. Coast Guard is expected to decide soon on whether to allow waste from fracking to be shipped

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