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PNS Daily News - September 18, 2019 


President Trump visits California, targeting its homelessness crisis and environmental protections; and Tennessee is a top destination for out-of-state women seeking abortions.

2020Talks - September 19, 2019. (3 min.)  


Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh on why he's challenging President Trump; and how Iowa keeps its status as the first caucus of primary season.

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Public News Service - FL: Energy Policy

Photo: The Deepwater Horizon spill was visible from NASA satellites in May, 2010. Courtesy: NASA

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - The federal government is considering a proposal to open up new areas of the Gulf of Mexico to natural gas and oil production. The proposed areas include a section near the Florida coast, and another closer to the Alabama border. Raleigh Hoke, communications director for the Gu

PHOTO: Conservation groups say the Scholz Generating plant near Sneads is leaking coal ash into the Apalachicola River. Photo credit: Google Earth

SNEADS, Fla. - Producing the electricity that powers Florida homes can have a negative impact on the state's water supply. That's the charge in a lawsuit filed Thursday against Gulf Power Co., alleging the company is in violation of the Clean Water Act. The document charges the company with illegal

Photo: NWF report highlights the continued damage to 14 species living in the Gulf of Mexico from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. Graphic courtesy National Wildlife Federation.

TAMPA, Fla. - Today Floridians join the rest of the country in celebrating Earth Day, but it's no picnic for the wildlife living along Florida's Gulf Coast and still feeling the effects of the Deepwater Horizon spill from four years ago. A report released this month by the National Wildlife Federati

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

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - The first of several hearings will take place tonight in Panama City to put together a plan for how Restore Act funds will be used for the Gulf Coast, left severely damaged after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council and the Gulf Cons

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: INEOS Bio Facility. Courtesy: Union of Concerned Scientists

VERO BEACH, Fla. - Florida will be the country's first location to produce ethanol from yard waste such as leaves and tree trunks. The INEOS Bio Facility will soon be up and running in Vero Beach, using new technology to turn non-food biomass waste into fuel to be used in gasoline. Jeremy Martin i

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

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