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PNS Daily News - September 17, 2019 


Gas prices could jump today in response to the Saudi oil attack; energy efficiency jobs are booming in the U.S.; and a national call to promote election security.

2020Talks - September 17, 2019. (3 min.)  


Former Rep. John Delaney on the opioids crisis; a field organizer for Sen. Kamala Harris on campaigning in Iowa; and a President Donald Trump supporter who cares more about numbers than personalities.

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Tallahassee, FL - Fracking isn't even legal in Florida, but state lawmakers have revived two bills (House Bill 157 and HB 71) that together would exempt oil and natural gas companies from disclosing the chemicals used in the extraction process, citing "trade secrets." That is, if hydraulic fracturin

Photo: PETCO will start educating consumers about the importance of buying aquacultured fish. Courtesy: Defenders of Wildlife.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The tides are turning for some types of saltwater fish popular with home aquarium keepers, thanks to a campaign by the largest pet retailer in the country. Petco is working with Defenders of Wildlife to reduce destructive fishing practices used to provide fish for their stores, a

Photo of Miguel Zelaya, Reina Lemus de Zelaya and their daughter, Selena Zelaya, 18. Miguel and Reina are farmworkers in Florida. Courtesy: Alex Saunders of Farmworker Association of Florida.
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WASHINGTON - Farm workers from Florida and around the country are on Capitol Hill today, asking Congress to protect them from potentially hazardous pesticides commonly used in agriculture. There are 290,000 farm workers in Florida and just 40 inspectors to make sure their employers are following s

Photo: Deepwater Horizon explosion. Courtesy: Florida National Wildlife Federation

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The civil trial against BP for the Deepwater Horizon disaster is in recess, but preparation and planning continues for how the funds awarded will be spent to restore the Gulf of Mexico. The last of six public listening sessions will be held Monday in St. Petersburg to give th

Photo: Algae has killed at least 184 manatees in Florida this year. Courtesy: Earthjustice

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It took more than three years, but the federal EPA and Florida Department of Environmental Protection have agreed on limits for the pollutants that cause toxic algae outbreaks. But some environmentalists say the deal is inadequate, filled with loopholes, and it will do little to

PHOTO: Oil found in Gulf wetlands in 2012. Courtesy: Craig Guillot, NWF

NEW ORLEANS – Billions of dollars and the health of Florida's Gulf Coast are on the line as the civil trial against BP begins on Monday in New Orleans. Based on provisions in the Oil Pollution Act and the Clean Water Act, the company could be ordered to pay $40 billion in damages. Brian Mo

PHOTO: The federal Environmental Protection Agency will set new, strict standards for Florida waters that are expected to have an impact nationwide.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - New pollution standards are being called a giant step forward for Florida water quality and beyond. Late Friday the EPA agreed to immediately propose strict, enforceable limits to reduce the water pollution that causes toxic algae and slime. It did so after a Florida federal judg

Photo: Santa Fe river slime outbreak, May 2012. Courtesy: Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson photo.<br />

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida's water-pollution problem is costing the state more than $10 billion every year, according to an independent report released Wednesday. The Stockholm Environment Institute analyzed the impact of statewide problems such as algae and red-tide outbreaks. The results of the

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