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PNS Daily Newscast - June 20, 2019 


The Trump administration finalizes a coal-friendly emissions rule for power plants. Also on today's rundown: A new development in the debate over the 2020 Census citizenship question; and why "Juneteenth" is an encore celebration in Florida and other states.

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Public News Service - AZ: Public Lands/Wilderness

Phoenix, AZ – A huge cement plant proposed within 50 miles of Grand Canyon National Park is raising concerns from environmental groups, worried that emissions will mar the park's famous views. Supporters say the $400 million plant will bring jobs and tax revenues to a remote part of Arizona.

Phoenix, AZ – Arizona's State Parks Board has voted to close three of the agency’s 27 parks indefinitely, after lawmakers slashed funding last month as part of a budget fix. The board is considering closure of eight more parks, possibly by early summer. The director of the Grand Canyon

Phoenix, AZ – The future of endangered Mexican gray wolves along the Arizona-New Mexico border rests with just two surviving breeding pairs, a number far below the 18 pairs wildlife biologists had hoped for by now. Dave Holoway, president of the White Mountain Conservation League, says somethi

Phoenix, AZ - As Homeland Security rushes to build 700 miles of wall along the Mexican border, from California through Arizona and Texas, a group of environmentally active photographers is documenting the wall's effects on wildlife. Congress exempted the border wall from environmental laws such as t

Phoenix, AZ – National parks advocates are calling the current recession "an historic opportunity" to re-invest in what have been called "America's Wonderlands." They're hoping federal job-creation dollars will help reduce a massive, $9 billion parks maintenance backlog. Roads and parking lots

Phoenix, AZ – National Parks advocates are suing to stop a Bush administration regulation allowing loaded, concealed firearms in parks such as Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest. The new rule is to take effect Friday. Bill Wade, chair of the executive council of the Coalition of National Park

Tucson, AZ – Arizona's big cats, in danger of slinking into extinction in the United States, are facing a new challenge, with changes on the way for rules that manage the jaguar and other rare species. Administrative changes in the works for the Endangered Species Act (ESA) would no longer req

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