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PNS Daily News - November 22, 2019 


President Trump signs a spending bill to avert a government shutdown; it's deadline day for cities to opt out of a federal opioid settlement; and a new report says unsafe toys still are in stores.

November 22, 2019 


Affordable housing legislation was introduced in Congress yesterday, following the first debate questions about housing. Plus, Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu was indicted for fraud, bribery, and breach of trust, just days after the Trump administration’s policy greenlighting Israeli settlement of the West Bank. And finally, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg continues his slow and steady potential entry into the race.

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By unanimous vote, the Florida Wildlife Commission passed a rule protecting freshwater turtles from commercial harvesting, which is expected to put a rapid end to a practice scientists say has threatened severe depletion of some of Florida’s two-dozen species. The move follows a temporary redu

Florida beachgoers may soon be looking at oil rigs, if a Florida House committee has its way. In a last-minute maneuver, committee members have given their nod to a bill that would lift the ban on oil drilling in state waters. If passed by the legislature, it would allow oil rigs three miles off Flo

Florida is home to the largest concentration of freshwater springs in the world, 700 in all, but environmental groups say the springs are suffering from pollution because of septic tank, storm water and fertilizer runoff. Help may be on the way: the state Senate Committee for Community Affairs is

Florida's Governor Charlie Crist has new support for his policies on climate change – a new report from Audubon Florida shows that as many as 83 per cent of Florida voters support his proposals for clean cars, renewable energy, and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The study also found th

A vote to build new houses for people could cost bears their homes, say critics of a proposed land swap plan on Florida's west coast, north of Tampa. The proposal is for a trade of a 90-acre piece of bear habitat to Sun West, a developer that wants to build a new residential golf community in Pasco

There is a "panther alert" for Florida drivers. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has announced the deaths of three panthers on Florida highways since New Year's Day. That's on pace with the deadliest year for panthers in recent memory, 2007, when 15 were killed. Each mortality i

A coalition of environmental groups is urging Governor Crist to protect Florida Forever from the chopping block, arguing the cost of slashing the natural resources conservation program would exceed the benefit. Two bills passed during special legislative session cut the program's budget by 80 percen

Governor Crist met for the first time yesterday with the new Florida Energy and Climate Commission, which is tasked with developing a state plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to encourage investment in alternative energy. Joe Murphy, programs coordinator for the Gulf Restoration Network,

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