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PNS Weekend Newscast - June 25th, 2017 


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Public News Service - PA: Urban Planning/Transportation

Pennsylvania bat populations have been devastated by human activity and disease. Now, they face another threat from oil and gas development. (Don Pfritzer/Wikimedia Commons)

BRISTOL, Pa. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting public comments on a proposal to allow oil and gas companies to kill bats, including some endangered species, in three states. Nine companies have requested what's known as an Incidental Take Permit. It would allow them to kill ba

Parents and children wanted township supervisors to deny the permit for Range Resources to drill a third natural gas well near a school. (Moms Clean Air Force)

MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. – Over parents' objections, a permit has been granted for a third natural gas well to be drilled near a public school in Washington County. Mount Pleasant Township supervisors approved the conditional use permit on Wednesday night. But according to Patrice Tomcik, an orga

Delaware Riverkeeper says the PennEast Pipeline would clear 400 acres of forest and cross 234 bodies of water. (Niteshift/Wikimedia Commons)

BRISTOL, Pa. – The public comment period on the PennEast Pipeline Draft Environmental Impact Statement closed Monday, and one environmental group has mounted a major challenge to the project. The Delaware Riverkeeper Network has submitted eighty pages of objections to the content and omission

EQAT says reaching 20-percent solar-generated power would reduce carbon emissions and create jobs for Pennsylvania. (MariaGodfrida/Pixabay)

UPPER DARBY, Pa. - Clean-energy advocates in Pennsylvania are demanding more solar power, and the jobs that go with it. Over the past year, members of the Earth Quaker Action Team, or EQAT, have held a dozen demonstrations outside buildings owned by PECO, the Philadelphia area's largest utility. Thi

About 40 Philadelphia buildings competed in a race to reduce energy use by 5 percent. (brigitsnow/Pixabay)

PHILADELPHIA — The Obama administration's Clean Power Plan was finalized one year ago today, and a new report says that the plan could provide big benefits for businesses. Business customers are responsible for nearly one-third of all electricity-related carbon pollution nationwide. But, acc

Some communities where gas production boomed now are struggling. (Molly/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania gets poor grades for its response to the boom in shale gas drilling, but a pair of new reports could help communities prepare for the future. The Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative, a partnership of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, has issued a report

PHOTO: A new analysis shows some progress being made in Pennsylvania pollution affecting Chesapeake Bay, but much more needs to be done to meet 2017 goals. Photo credit: publicdomainpictures.net.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Whether it's from farms, treatment plants or city streets, pollution originating in Pennsylvania has had damaging effects on local rivers and streams and on the Chesapeake Bay. A new analysis looks at how states are doing in reducing that pollution. Pennsylvania and other st

Pennsylvania has seen a marked increase in the number of drivers 65 and older since 2000. Photo courtesy of http://www.sxc.hu.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - For older Pennsylvanians, this week serves as a reminder to keep their driving skills sharp and to consider taking a safe-driver course. Older Driver Safety Awareness Week is under way, an important initiative in Pennsylvania, which from 2000 to 2010 saw an increase of more than 15

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