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PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2019 


President Trump's reported to be ready to sign disaster relief bill without money for border security. Also on the Friday rundown: House bills would give millions a path to citizenship; and remembering California’s second-deadliest disaster.

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Public News Service - KY: Climate Change/Air Quality

FRANKFORT, Ky. - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's philanthropic organization is committing a multi-million-dollar grant to the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign to hasten the transition to cleaner energy sources. One goal of the partnership is to cut coal production by a third by 2020, says Laur

BEREA, Ky. - Kentucky is one of 27 states that will have to work with coal-fired power plants to reduce air pollution, as directed recently by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. New rules aimed at reducing smokestack emissions that cause soot and smog will take effect next year - and not

WINCHESTER, Ky. - A weekend "Rally for the Rivers" is turning into an ongoing campaign to get Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to strengthen enforcement of the federal Clean Water Act. Protesters gathered near the Kentucky River in Clark County to draw attention to the mercury and other toxic polluta

BEREA, Ky. - Babies born in areas near mountaintop mining sites are at greater risk for birth defects, according to a new study. A team of university researchers examined more than 1.8 million birth records from 1996 to 2003 in four central Appalachian states: Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West

LONDON, Ky. - An environmental group is taking on a coal company for what it says is illegal water pollution at a large surface mine in Leslie County. The Sierra Club, in the first such suit it has filed, accuses the coal company ICG Hazard of violating environmental rules by dumping toxic amounts o

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The top opponents in Kentucky's race for Governor, incumbent Democrat Steve Beshear and Republican Senate President David Williams, both pledge to take on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over what they see as overreaching regulations. However, long-time environmental

LEXINGTON, Ky. - It was no ordinary haircut for mother Alissa Rossi, who visited a downtown Lexington salon - not for a new look to her locks but to see if her mane shows mercury concentrations in her body. The Sierra Club is sponsoring similar events across the nation to draw attention to the heal

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Fourteen protesters camped out at Gov. Steve Beshear's office last weekend in a three-night sleepover protesting the practice of mountaintop removal. Hundreds more joined them Monday on the State Capitol steps for what's dubbed the "I Love Mountains" rally. With chants including "S

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