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PNS Daily Newscast - December 14, 2018 


The Senate votes to withdraw funding for the Saudi war in Yemen. Also on the Friday rundown: the Global Climate Conference reinforces the need for grassroots movements; and could this be the most wasteful time of year?

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Public News Service - MI: Water

Protesters in Detroit have been pressing the Michigan Legislature to pass a water affordability plan that links rates to household income. (Valerie Jean)

LANSING, Mich. – The water shutoffs that have plagued Detroit are widespread across the country, according to a new report from Food and Water Watch. The group surveyed water companies and found that in 2016, some 15 million Americans had their water service shut off for nonpayment. In Detro

Local groups that see clean water as a human right are calling for creation of a fund to help people in Michigan replace lead pipes in their homes. (Earl53/Morguefile)

FLINT, Mich. – "Imagine a Day Without Water" is the name of a series of events taking place today in Michigan and across the country to shed light on water-quality issues and the critical importance of clean water. The reigning Miss Michigan, Emily Sioma, will be at First Trinity Baptist Chur

A recent government report showed an oil spill in the Straits of Mackinac could generate costs of $2 billion to $6 billion in damages. (Wikimedia Commons)

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – The battle over whether to decommission or replace the Line Five oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac comes to Traverse City tomorrow and Monday, with two public hearings. U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., is hosting a public forum on Saturday and a legislative field

Police arrested dozens of protesters Monday after they wrapped the MI DEQ building in crime scene tape following a march and rally. (Valerie Blakely/MI Poor People's Campaign)

LANSING, Mich. – About 500 protesters marched on the Capitol building and then wrapped crime tape around the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in Lansing on Monday to draw attention to environmental crises - part of a 40-city nationwide protest called the Poor People's Campaign. S

The Enbridge Line 5 pipeline is 65 years old, and considered too risky by environmental groups to continue to transport oil. (Oil and Water Don't Mix coalition)

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. – People getting off the ferry to attend the Mackinac Policy Conference Tuesday will be handed lollipops by protesters – with the plea "not to be a sucker" for Enbridge, the company behind the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. The conferenc

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

Cities across Michigan will join hundreds around the globe to celebrate World Water Day. (Valerie Jean/People’s Water Board of Detroit)

LANSING, Mich. — Folks from all ends of the state are being called upon to raise their voices for clean water. World Water Day is Thursday, March 22, and a coalition of organizations is rallying in the state capital to show elected leaders that affordable and protected water is a priority in

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