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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

DEP estimates the natural gas industry emitted 115,000 tons of methane in Pennsylvania in 2014.  (Ruhrfisch/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Clean air advocates are concerned that a bill in the state Senate would undermine efforts to control a major contributor to climate change. Over a 20-year time period, methane, the main component of natural gas, is 86 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse ga

Debris from coal mining contains heavy metals such as mercury, selenium and arsenic. (Jakec/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Congress has voted to eliminate a regulation that restricts the disposal of dangerous coal-mining waste in nearby streams. Lawmakers used the Congressional Review Act, a seldom-used 1996 law that says regulations finalized in the last 60 legislative days of the year can be overtur

The Clean Air Act has reduced pollution, but advocates say more needs to be done. (Dick Swanson, NARA/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A group of clean-air advocates is running a series of television ads in seven states opposing president-elect Donald Trump's nominee to head the EPA. Clean Air Moms Action says Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has a long history of opposing clean air and water standards

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

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

Protesters say the greatest crisis facing humanity is global climate change. (Green Justice Philly)

PHILADELPHIA - Thousands will be marching in the streets of Philadelphia on the eve of the Democratic National Convention, calling for a The full report can be read online Clean Energy Revolution. Convened by Americans Against Fracking and Food and Water Watch, the march has been endorsed by more th

Community organizers from across the country are participating in the People's Caravan. (Grassroots Global Justice)

PHILADELPHIA – Grassroots organizers from across the country are taking their pledge of resistance from this week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next week. They're calling it the It Takes Roots to Change the System: The Peop

Two-thirds of Pennsylvanians live in areas that fail to meet federal safeguards for smog pollution. Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Wikimedia Commons

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board approved a new rule on Tuesday that will reduce smog-causing pollution from most coal-fired power plants, but gave one of the biggest sources a pass. Nitrogen Oxide, or NOx, is particularly harmful to children, seniors and those with h

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