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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


In focus on our Friday Rundown; the U.S. Senate takes a first step towards passing major tax cuts; holiday help wanted as retail and restaurant job opportunities abound; plus, we report on a website that helps new moms take 12 from work.

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Public News Service - PA: Energy Policy

More than 1,100 Pennsylvania schools and daycare centers are within one-half mile of oil or gas production facilities. (anita_starzycka/Pixabay)

PITTSBURGH – Does your child go to school or daycare near an active oil or gas well? A new interactive map can help you find out. The map was created using data from the Department of Education to show not only the location but the total enrollment of daycare centers, primary and secondary s

The goal of the Clean Power Plan is to reduce carbon pollution 32 percent over 2005 levels by 2030. (1238720/Pixabay)

PHILADELPHIA – Environmental and health advocacy groups say the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan will threaten Americans' health and worsen the climate. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a proposed rule on Tuesday that would do away with the regul

Some faith groups say a state budget measure would threaten Pennsylvania's environment and health.<br />(Hamed Saber/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Some Pennsylvania faith leaders are asking state lawmakers to keep the future of the state's health and environment out of industry hands. A version of the budget passed by the state Senate includes House Bill 542, which opponents say would shred important air and water safeguards

The Delaware River Basin is the source of drinking water for 17 million people. (Perkons/Pixabay)

NEWTOWN, Pa. -- Conservationists say a resolution passed Wednesday by the Delaware River Basin Commission makes no sense. The DRBC adopted a resolution calling for a ban of fracking for natural gas within the Delaware watershed, giving environmental groups a solid victory. But according to Maya va

Groups say riders to the Senate budget bill would put air, water and health at risk. (Jared Kofsky/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Environmental groups are telling the state House of Representatives that the Senate's proposed budget is a raw deal for Pennsylvanians. Eleven groups with a combined million members in the state want the House to reject at least a half dozen riders attached to the Senate's

One proposal in the Pennsylvania Senate's budget bill would outsource review of oil and gas permits to private companies. (lalabell68/Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A conservative group has launched an ad campaign to oppose parts of the Pennsylvania Senate's budget bill that it says would jeopardize clean air and water protections. Buried in the bill is a provision that would give a politically-appointed committee oversight of air-qual

The Susquehanna River is the source of drinking water for 6 million people. (Joseph E. B. Elliot/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Brunner Island power plant must stop contaminating the Susquehanna River, according to a message delivered by local residents to the Department of Environmental Protection. A hearing Monday evening marked the close of the public comment period on a draft water permit that woul

Environmental groups have documented 61 spills in two months associated with construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline project. (Clean Air Council)

PHILADELPHIA – Environmental groups say drilling for the construction of Sunoco's Mariner East Two pipeline has contaminated wells, and they want it stopped. Three organizations have filed papers with the Environmental Hearing Board, asking it to declare that water permits allowing horizonta

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