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    PNS Daily News - August 4, 20150 


    Among the issues on our nationwide rundown; reaction to the Obama administration’s clean energy plan; a church pastor in New Mexico pledges Sunday’s bombings won’t stop his church’s mission; and a controversy brewing over guns in parks in Tennessee.

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PHOTO: Emissions from power plants continue to contribute to hazy skies and the effects of climate change. Being a sea level wetland, the Everglades stands to enjoy the most immediate benefits of the president's new Clean Power Plan. Photo credit: David Parsons/iStockphoto.com

FLORIDA CITY, Fla. – Environmentalists say Florida's national parks will enjoy considerable benefits from President Obama's new Clean Power Plan, which mandates significantly lower emissions at all coal-fired power plants. The air quality in Everglades National Park ranked the third worst of ...Read More

PHOTO: The Obama administration has finalized the first federal limits on carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants, a move being hailed by conservationists  and criticized by Kentucky's governor. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Obama administration has finalized the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, setting a goal of cutting emissions by 32 percent by 2030. Governor Steve Beshear is calling the EPA Clean Power Plan "disastrous" for Kentucky's economy, but conservat ...Read More

PHOTO: With North Carolina's aging population expected to increase over the next several decades, a report from the North Carolina Justice Center underlines the importance of living wages for caregivers. Photo credit: Ladyheart/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C. – The hourly amount Medicaid is willing to reimburse for caregiver support of older North Carolinians, or others in need, has decreased by almost $2 since state cuts were enacted in 2014. As a result, North Carolina caregivers are now paid $4 an hour less than the national averag ...Read More

PHOTO: Festivals from Memphis to Bristol are now evaluating the Guns in Parks law, passed by state lawmakers earlier this year, and how it could impact their event. Photo credit: John B. Holden/Morguefile.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Under a law passed earlier this year, people with a concealed-carry permit can take a gun inside a private concert or event, even if event organizers wish to prohibit firearms. That's the conclusion of Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery, who issued the opinion at the ...Read More

PHOTO: Clean energy advocates say the Obama administration's crackdown on carbon pollution will lead to more solar projects across Virginia, like the one pictured here in Lexington. Photo courtesy Secure Futures.

STAUNTON, Va. – Reaction to the first-ever national limit on carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, proposed by the Obama administration on Monday, has been mixed. Matt Ruscio, program and policy officer with the solar development company Secure Futures, says the EPA plan to cut emiss ...Read More

PHOTO: The Obama administration's plans to cut emissions at coal-fired power plants would affect 11 plants in West Virginia. Conservationists are hailing the move, while the coal industry and its allies are threatening legal challenges. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – President Obama has finalized plans to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants by 32 percent by 2030. Conservationists say the EPA's Clean Power Plan, which targets older, coal-fired plants, will have immense health benefits and boost clean energy efforts in the ...Read More

PHOTO: Concerns over fracking in Kentucky have produced large turnouts at public meetings, including this one earlier this year in Berea. There's another meeting on oil and gas development tonight in Hazard. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

HAZARD, Ky. - Eastern Kentucky has become ground zero for testing of potential high-volume, hydraulic fracturing in the state. Tonight in Hazard, the Energy and Environment Cabinet concludes a series of public meetings across the state on oil and gas development. Kim Walters says she will be there ...Read More

PHOTO: Thursday is Medicare's 50th birthday. The program provides medical coverage for an estimated 4 million Floridians, and has worked well enough that its backers are suggesting expanding it to include more than just people age 65 and older. Photo credit: liljoel/morguefile.com.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Thursday is the 50th anniversary of Medicare, and the program's advocates are using the occasion to push for a major expansion. Today, it provides health care to 55 million Americans, including 4 million in Florida. Medicare's proponents say it has been so successful that the co ...Read More

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