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PNS Daily Newscast - November 22, 2017 


Haitian communities vow to fight Trump moves to terminate legal status; also on the rundown; an update on the trial of an activist who shut down a pipeline; a new poll shows Americans want to talk turkey not politics, on Thanksgiving; and just ahead of Black Friday - Cyber Security an emerging toy-safety concern.

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Public News Service - PA: Environmental Justice

The Short Eared Owl is among 62 members of the current endangered species list in Pennsylvania.  Photo courtesy of Idaho Fish and Game/Tom Munson.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A bill on the table at the state Capitol claiming to balance economic growth and environmental protection is being taken to task by some Democrats and state officials in Harrisburg. House Bill 1576 would remove requirements that developers need to look for endangered specie

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A victory in federal court in Pennsylvania has been recorded for those in favor of recently-established pollution limits for Chesapeake Bay. Groups including the Farm Bureau and the National Association of Homebuilders took the matter to court, claiming that the EPA exceeded its au

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HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania has a long history as an industrial state, and a new report says the pollution that comes with some aspects of industry carries a heavy toll, both on the environment and health. Jim Pew, staff attorney for Earthjustice, notes that Pennsylvania ranks near the ver

HARRISBURG, Penn. - Pennsylvania is expected to play a major role in the historic new agreement between the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The accord will legally bind the federal agency to accelerate cleanup of the bay, and proponents say the benefits will

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Environmentalists are challenging the way Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection is handing out permits for companies to drill for natural gas in the massive Marcellus Shale, which sits under 54 of the state's 67 counties. Chesapeake Bay Foundation staff attorney Mat

State College, PA - It's like having arteries without capillaries. That is how a longtime aquatic biologist in Pennsylvania describes the potential danger for some streams, wetlands and rivers in the state - unless Congress acts to put some punch back into the laws that protect them. Ed Perry wit

Warren, PA - New members of Pennsylvania's congressional delegation could be just what are needed to protect additional wilderness in the Allegheny National Forest, according to more than 50 researchers who are taking action. The researchers say the combination of new federal lawmakers from Pennsylv

Harrisburg, PA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could find itself slapped with a lawsuit by environmental groups if it fails to fix pollution problems in the Chesapeake Bay and its Pennsylvania tributaries. Pennsylvania is the largest source of pollution to the Bay, via the Susquehanna Ri

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