PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 

Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 

This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - FL: Toxics

Photo: Deepwater Horizon explosion. Courtesy: NWF

WASHINGTON - The federal Environmental Protection Agency is temporarily suspending BP from any new federal contracts, partly as a result of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. In its release Wednesday, the EPA said BP's practices showed a "lack of business integrity." The decision will p

PHOTO: U.S. Coast Guard fire boat response to the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard.

TAMPA, Fla. – BP is set to pay $4.5 billion for criminal charges related to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The U.S. Justice Department announced the settlement on Thursday. It covers guilty pleas of manslaughter for the 11 lives lost, as well as c

Lesley Gamble paddles through green slime outbreak on the Santa Fe River on May 22, 2012. Photo by John Moran.

HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. - This Memorial Day weekend, red, white and blue weren't the only colors visible on Florida waterways. Visitors also saw green "summer slime" on the water in some parts of the state. The unwanted color is caused by blooms or outbreaks of algae, fed by a toxic combination of indust

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida and other Gulf Coast states are one step closer to restoration of areas damaged by the 2010 BP oil spill. The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted 76-22 to pass the RESTORE Act, which would set up a trust to be funded by the billions of dollars BP is expected to pay the United

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The dispersants used in cleaning up the Gulf Deepwater Horizon oil disaster may have the same types of adverse effects on humans and wildlife as does the oil itself, according to a new report from Earthjustice, the environmental advocacy law firm. One scientist who has reviewed

ORLANDO, Fla. - Sixth District Congressman Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) held House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearings this week in Orlando on the economic impact of tough new federal environmental regulations intended to protect Florida's water resources. The commercial and industrial community cal

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Striking down a challenge filed by industries and farmers, a federal appeals court in Atlanta has upheld a historic clean-water settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Earthjustice. The settlement, reached in 2009, requires the EPA to set limits on

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - An environmental advocacy group has written members of the state's congressional delegation, demanding action to address algae outbreaks clogging rivers and streams in southwest Florida. The Florida Water Coalition points to examples such as the Caloosahatchee River in Lee Count

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