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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2019 


Speaker Pelosi sends a message to Trump – No State of the Union in Congress while shutdown continues. Also on the Thursday rundown: federal employees in Michigan to rally against the shutdown. Plus a Green New Deal in New York raises the bar for clean energy.

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Public News Service - KY: Public Lands/Wilderness

PHOTO: Coal is at the center of President Obama's plan to deal with pollution and its effects on climate.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - President Obama warned of the disastrous effects of climate change on Tuesday as he unveiled a wide-ranging plan to deal with pollution and global warming. "We need to act," Obama said - a message drawing praise from the Sierra Club in Kentucky. "It's time to take bold action for

PHOTO: Citizens in central Appalachia are calling on the EPA to clean up

WHITESBURG, Ky. - Kentuckians who live in central Appalachia say they have a problem with dirty water and they don't think the state is doing enough to clean it up. So, they've joined residents of three neighboring states - Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia - on visits to regional EPA offices to

PHOTO:  Patriot Coal's Hobet Mine. Credited to Vivian Stockman. Flyovers courtesy SouthWings.org

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A coal company's decision to end mountaintop removal will not be an isolated action, says the Sierra Club's mining committee chair in Kentucky. Lane Boldman says Patriot Coal Corporation's decision to phase out large scale surface mining signals a "new beginning" for Appalachia. "

FRANKFORT, Ky. - From the deep trenches where mountaintop removal mining once took place in Kentucky, trees will take root by the end of the weekend. Over a two-day period, this Saturday and next, close to 145,000 trees are being planted in Pike County on 220 acres of land in the Pikeville area. Ma

FRANKFORT, Ky. - In just over two weeks, new rules will take effect that federal officials say are designed to better balance wildlife, timber and recreational issues in Kentucky's Daniel Boone National Forest and others like it, nationwide. Lane Boldman deals with forest issues for the Kentucky Si

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

RICHMOND, Ky. - Unlikely allies - environmentalists and coal companies - are coming together to help the bee industry. Beekeepers and scientists are puzzled about the decline in the honeybee population. Now, a project in eastern Kentucky has coal companies placing flowering, pollen-producing plants

Frankfort, KY – One strip mine too many. That's what critics of a mine planned next to Robinson Forest in Breathitt County are saying, because the forest already is nearly surrounded by other mines that are drastically changing the topography. Attorney Hank Graddy is an expert in water-quali

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