PNS Daily Newscast - March 19, 2018 

Facebook under the gun for failing to disclose misused data of 50 million Americans during the 2016 election. Also, on our Monday nationwide rundown; a new study shows e-cigarettes are harmful to teens; and it is Poison Prevention Week – a good time to dispel some myths.

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Public News Service - MI: Water

Environmental groups fear Michigan's natural resources won't be protected if bills pass to oversee decisions of the state DEQ. (AcryllicArtist/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – Some state lawmakers want to shift control of environmental rules from the Department of Environmental Quality to state appointed boards, a move environmentalists say would put the fox in charge of the henhouse. Senate Bill 652 would create an 11-member committee, mostly fro

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,

Support for a Michigan community fighting a corporate giant has come from around the world. (K. Turnbull/MCWC)

OSCEOLA TWP., Mich. – A small Michigan community will receive an early holiday gift in the form of donations from around the world as it tries to protect its water. Osceola Township Treasurer Martin Nieman says the fight to keep Nestlé from expanding its groundwater pumping operation ha

The group Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation believes Nestle is breaking the law in Evart. (MCWC)

EVART, Mich. – As a judge and state officials prepare to make decisions that will impact whether the world's largest water bottler can increase pumping out of its well near Evart, one group is calling on the state to immediately bottle up the whole operation. Nestlé has asked the state

Swiss-based water bottler Nestlé is accused of a water grab in Michigan and other parts of the Great Lakes basin. (o0o0xmods0o0o/morguefile)

FLINT, Mich. – Michiganders have spoken out with petitions and emails about bottled water giant Nestlé's plan to more than double the amount of water it pumps out of northern Michigan, and activists say now, it's time to fight back with purchasing power. Michigan Citizens for Water Cons

Increased truck traffic is among the concerns of residents near the U.S. Ecology plant. (D. Weckerle)

DETROIT - For nearly 30 years, the U.S. Ecology toxic-waste facility in Detroit has received waivers from the state for conducting annual soil tests, and as the plant prepares to expand, residents and local leaders have had enough. The plant stores and treats solid and liquid waste from heavy indus

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

Cash is now being offered to help keep carp out of the Great Lakes. (

LANSING, Mich. - As Asian carp make their way ever closer to the Great Lakes, state officials are going global and offering prize money in the search for a solution. In the new "Invasive Carp Challenge," Gov. Rick Snyder is opening up the state coffers to anyone who can help prevent the movement of

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