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PNS Daily Newscast - December 14, 2017 


GOP leaders reach an agreement on their tax bill, we have a report on the likely squeeze on state and local revenues; also on our nationwide rundown; should ex-felons have the right to vote or own guns? And we will clue you in on the most dangerous place to drive this holiday season.

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Public News Service - PA: Energy Policy

New permitting rules will apply to new gas wells, transmission stations and pipelines. (Nicholas A. Tonelli/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania is taking a major step toward reducing methane emissions at natural gas facilities. The state's Department of Environmental Protection has announced it will implement new and updated permits that require controlling emissions of methane and other pollutants fro

Pittsburgh is among the Pennsylvania cities supporting local climate action in the absence of federal leadership. (Ron Reiring/Flickr)

PITTSBURGH -- President Trump may not be interested in keeping the United States in the Paris climate deal, but several Pennsylvania cities say they are. Tuesday was called a "Still In" day of action, and rallies in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia were among the hundreds held around the nation to show

Transportation now is the largest source of carbon pollution. (05322008/Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Overwhelming support for keeping federal fuel-efficiency standards cuts across party lines in Pennsylvania, according to a new poll. In August, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt announced that he'd opened a review of the rules that were put in place to fur

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

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