PNS Daily Newscast - June 14, 2019 

Hundreds of companies urge Trump to resolve tariff dispute with China. Also on our Friday rundown: California moves closer to universal health coverage. Plus, new Gulf restoration projects – a decade after the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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Public News Service - IL: Environmental Justice

 Among other things, Justice Stephens is advocating for campaign spending reform, after the 2010

CHICAGO - Since retiring from the bench in 2010, former Supreme Court Justice and Illinois native son John Paul Stevens has not been idle. His new book, out this month, has already caused a big stir in political and policy circles. It's called "Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Consti

PHOTO: The EPA is hosting a listening session in Chicago to gather input on carbon pollution from existing power plants. Photo courtesy: EPA.

CHICAGO – It's the next step in fulfilling President Barack Obama's plan to fight climate change – the EPA is hosting a listening session in Chicago today to gather community input on carbon pollution from existing power plants. The new rule will be issued in June 2014 and will come on

CHICAGO, Ill. - Chicagoans living near two coal-fired power plants are holding a 24-hour candlelight vigil to protest the pollution emitted by the facilities. The residents support proposed rules that would reduce the amount of soot and carbon dioxide the plants release into the atmosphere. Dorian

CHICAGO - In a frantic move to stop an invasion of Asian carp in the Great Lakes, the state of Michigan has asked the nation's highest court to step in and take action. Citing inaction by Illinois officials, Michigan attorney general Mike Cox is calling for the closing of two shipping locks near Chi

Chicago, IL - It's been a relatively cool summer in Chicago and many other Midwestern cities, but a new study says the area is at risk of sweltering summers that could turn deadly. The report, by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and the group Physicians for Social Responsibility, predicts risi

Springfield, IL – Supporters of an Illinois state income tax increase say it's time to drop the budget-cutting scissors. With the state facing a two-year budget shortfall of almost 12 billion dollars, many programs that support children and families are on the chopping block. Many argue tha

Washington, DC - With gold prices at a seven-month high, some say there's no better time than now to ensure that Illinois taxpayers get a return from hard rock mining on public lands. The U.S. House is considering reform of the 1872 Mining Law to provide modern environmental and taxpayer protections

Chicago, IL – President Barack Obama has a lot on his plate but environmental groups are calling on him to act quickly to move the country toward a cleaner, safer energy future. The Pew Environment Group is suggesting Obama sign four executive actions. Midwest spokesman Tom Bullock says, fir

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