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PNS Daily Newscast - April 24, 2018 


Trump’s Secretary of State nominee gets a narrow thumbs up, but his Veteran’s Affairs nominee is put on hold. Also on our rundown: Protests against Wells Fargo set for Des Moines today; and cannabis advocates blame Florida officials for “reefer madness.”

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The pipeline under the Mackinac Straits transports up to 23 million gallons of crude oil and natural gas liquids each day. (JasonGillman/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – A coalition working to protect the Great Lakes says Gov. Rick Snyder has again sidestepped leadership on a major water issue by refusing to shut down the oil pipeline beneath the Mackinac Straits. Last month, the Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board, which Snyder created,

If maintained, by 2025, clean car standards are expected to save consumers close to $1,500 in fuel. (pippalou/morguefile)

DETROIT – It's been less than a year since government agencies conducted an extensive review of the Obama administration's fuel efficiency standards, and clean energy advocates want to put the brakes on a new attempt to repeat the entire process. On Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Ag

Concerned citizens are fighting the expansion of a hazardous-waste plant in the middle of a neighborhood. (D. Weckerle)

DETROIT - Some of the most toxic chemicals used in industry are treated and temporarily held at the US Ecology plant on the Hamtramck-Detroit border, and plans to expand it tenfold have raised fears for neighbors and environmentalists. For nearly three decades, the Michigan Department of Environmen

People living near Evart fear a potash mining operation could destroy the sensitive wetlands around the area. (K. Ford)

EVART TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- After battling bottled water giant Nestle, residents and concerned citizens near Evart now are trying to keep another company from drawing down and potentially contaminating their water supply. Just six miles from Nestle's wells, Michigan Potash, a Colorado-based company,

Volunteers wearing red hope to cut some of the red tape for Flint residents to have water pipes replaced. (M. Hornbeck/AARP MI)

FLINT, Mich. – Thousands of Flint homes still need to have their water lines replaced, an effort that will have volunteers fanning out across the city this weekend. Before crews can begin to work on the pipes, homeowners must sign consent forms, and on Saturday, volunteers led by AARP Michiga

Michigan has set aside about $27 million for pipe replacement in Flint. (Pixababy)

FLINT, Mich. -- Volunteers with AARP Michigan are going the extra mile to help Flint residents impacted by the city's water crisis. As work continues to replace lead service lines between streets and homes, dozens of volunteers are going door-to-door, getting consent forms signed to help expedite th

The Kalamazoo River settlement requires that Enbridge strengthen supports for other pipelines in the Great Lakes. (Terry Johnston/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. – The settlement reached in the Kalamazoo River oil spill is intensifying calls from citizen and environmental groups to shut down Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac. A $177 million federal oil spill settlement with Enbridge Energy Partners was announced Wednesday for the 2010

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced a civil lawsuit in the Flint Water Crisis. (Pixabay)<br /><br />

LANSING, Mich. – Hiring private companies for government work is not a panacea, according to some groups in reaction to the latest lawsuit filed in the Flint water crisis. The civil suit announced Wednesday by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette alleges two firms hired to help mitigate t

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