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PNS Daily Newscast - May 28, 2018 


Trump administration officials are in North Korea, attempting to hash out details for the on-again, off-again summit. Also on the Memorial Day rundown: Veterans urge Congress to protect the “lands of the free;” and a new report deems cell towers and power lines threats to wildlife.

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Public News Service - MI: Environment

If the bill giving industry oversight over the Department of Environmental Quality is signed by Gov. Rick Snyder, conservation groups fear that more injection wells such as this one in Osceola will be permitted across the state. (Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation)

LANSING, Mich. — Groups concerned about clean water and clean air are pressing Gov. Rick Snyder to reject several bills that would give industry new influence over the state Department of Environmental Quality. Senate Bill 652 would create an environmental rules review committee that could

Proposed DEQ injection well rule changes could allow fracking waste from other states to be dumped in Michigan. (Mark Dixon/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. – A public comment period ends Friday on new rule changes for the oversight of injection wells in Michigan. The Department of Environmental Quality says the proposal would strengthen and clarify requirements for wells used in the injection of fluids from fracking and streamlin

Some groups say clean car standards passed in 2012 have saved Michiganders more than $1.1 billion at the gas pump. (Robert Couse-Baker/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. – Executives of the nation's automakers are slated to meet with President Donald Trump Friday to discuss a rollback of fuel-economy requirements. The White House wants to weaken Obama-era standards that would essentially double the average fuel economy of new cars, SUVs and li

It is illegal to intentionally feed a bear, as it conditions the bear to look for food among humans.(Skeeze/Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – Last year wildlife authorities across the country had to put down more than 150 bears that repeatedly got too close to humans, so as the warm weather returns, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is reminding people to bear-proof their property and minimize the chance

Environmental groups fear Michigan's natural resources won't be protected if bills pass to oversee decisions of the state DEQ. (AcryllicArtist/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – Some state lawmakers want to shift control of environmental rules from the Department of Environmental Quality to state appointed boards, a move environmentalists say would put the fox in charge of the henhouse. Senate Bill 652 would create an 11-member committee, mostly fro

The pipeline under the Mackinac Straits transports up to 23 million gallons of crude oil and natural gas liquids each day. (JasonGillman/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – A coalition working to protect the Great Lakes says Gov. Rick Snyder has again sidestepped leadership on a major water issue by refusing to shut down the oil pipeline beneath the Mackinac Straits. Last month, the Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board, which Snyder created,

Support for a Michigan community fighting a corporate giant has come from around the world. (K. Turnbull/MCWC)

OSCEOLA TWP., Mich. – A small Michigan community will receive an early holiday gift in the form of donations from around the world as it tries to protect its water. Osceola Township Treasurer Martin Nieman says the fight to keep Nestlé from expanding its groundwater pumping operation ha

The group Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation believes Nestle is breaking the law in Evart. (MCWC)

EVART, Mich. – As a judge and state officials prepare to make decisions that will impact whether the world's largest water bottler can increase pumping out of its well near Evart, one group is calling on the state to immediately bottle up the whole operation. Nestlé has asked the state

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