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PNS Daily Newscast - August 7, 2020 


The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


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The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Public News Service - KY: Water

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Bluegrass State and Hoosier State are among the most mercury-polluted states in the nation, according to a recent report. Environment America ranks Kentucky fifth and Indiana sixth in emitting the most toxic mercury pollution. The report's analysis shows coal-fired power plant

LONDON, Ky. - A coalition of environmental advocacy groups and other concerned organizations and individuals is taking the first steps toward legal action against two Kentucky coal companies for violating the federal Clean Water Act. They've filed an intent-to-sue notice, citing 20,000 alleged viola

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The health dangers to children living near a toxic coal ash site are worse than smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, according to those who are demanding stronger federal safeguards from coal ash, a byproduct generated by coal-fired power plants. Well-known environmentalists, includ

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Some voices from the mountains are trekking to the Beltway to urge an end to surface mining and plead for economic and green investment in Appalachian coalfields. People who live there, members of grassroots groups and environmentalists who are part of the movement and event called

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Hazardous levels of arsenic and lead exist in Kentucky waters due to poor management of toxic ash created by coal-burning power plants, according to a new report. It says coal ash sites at the LG&E Mill Creek Plant and East Kentucky Power Spurlock power station are leaking toxins i

HAZARD, Ky. - The federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement is ending a series of informational open houses to get public comment on new rules to protect streams from the effects of surface mining. In the past two weeks, meetings have been held in Kentucky, West Virginia and elsew

FRANKFORT, Ky. - State environmental officials say they will take a closer look at claims that a company has been mining in three counties of Kentucky without proper permits and has been damaging streams in those areas. The Sierra Club Cumberland Chapter and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC) h

LONDON, Ky. - Four groups are appealing to the Environmental Protection Agency, asking that Kentucky's powers to oversee water discharge permitting be rescinded. Doug Doerrfeld represents one of them, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. He accuses the state of breaking a promise it made when it took o

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