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PNS Weekend Newscast - March 25th, 2017 


Here's a look at the news we're covering:  A big blow to the GOP and President Trump when the plan to replace Obama Care fails,  A couple of new reports out on the state of water in the U.S show work needs to be done and budget cuts in one state are threatening those who are most vulnerable. 

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Public News Service - PA: Public Lands/Wilderness

Pennsylvania has fallen far behind other states in cleaning up water flowing into Chesapeake Bay. (Jakec/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Clean-water advocates say Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed $32.3 billion state budget doesn't have the funds to meet the state's critical clean-water commitments. The Department of Environmental Protection has already said Pennsylvania won't meet the pollution-reduction goals in its

Federal leases account for about 40 percent of coal mined in the United States. (Greg Goebel/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A new report acknowledges that coal mined on public land accounts for 11 percent of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. A year ago the Obama administration halted new leases for coal mining on public land as it conducted a review of the leasing program. According Jenny Har

The new alternate PennEast Pipeline route would require two additional Delaware River crossings. (Andy Arthur/Flickr)

UPPER BLACK EDDY, Pa. – Environmentalists are holding a public forum in Upper Black Eddy tonight on a proposed alternate route for the PennEast Pipeline. The proposal would add two more Delaware River crossings and shift a greater portion of the pipeline route to the Pennsylvania side of the

Conservation groups say mining could damage two of the few remaining streams in Ryerson Station State Park. (Chris Collins/Flickr)

GREENE COUNTY, Pa. - Environmental groups say coal mining threatens to damage two streams in Ryerson Station State Park, and they want it stopped while the mining permit is reviewed. On Wednesday, the Sierra Club and the Center for Coalfield Justice filed an appeal of a permit revision given to Con

The bill would give forest rangers just two years to identify wilderness trails to be opened to people on bicycles. (Friends of Allegheny Wilderness)

WARREN, Pa. - Pennsylvania has two federally designated wilderness areas, where human intrusion on nature is limited to hiking trails, but a bill in the U.S. Senate could change that. Called the Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act, Senate Bill 3205 would direct forest rangers to designate

One rider would prohibit the EPA from enforcing the Clean Power Plan. (snowpeak/Wikimedia Commons)<br />

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Environmental groups say the appropriations bill to fund the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that passed the U.S. House on Thursday contains dozens of anti-environmental riders that would end efforts to clean up pollution and slow climate change. Riders are attachments

Agricultural runoff is the biggest source of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution. (Nicholas/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania is falling behind in its efforts to clean up water flowing into the Chesapeake Bay. Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia are supposed to achieve 60 percent of court ordered Chesapeake Bay pollution reduction goals by 2017. But according to Harry Campbell, exec

Agriculture is the major source of nitrogen and sediment pollution.  (Lynn Betts/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Environmentalists are concerned that the budget proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday is short of the resources needed to meet the state's clean water obligations. Harry Campbell, director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Pennsylvania office says it will take almost $380 millio

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