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PNS Daily Newscast - August 22, 2019 


The latest Trump child-detention policy sparks harsh criticism. Also on the Thursday rundown: New York sues the EPA over Hudson River PCBs.

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Public News Service - NV: Water

Las Vegas, NV – It's hardly news to people in Nevada that the mining industry is doing business under a very old set of rules - but now there is a billion dollar price tag being placed on that state of affairs. Velma Smith is manager of the Pew Campaign for Responsible Mining, which just relea

Las Vegas, NV – Nevada has a new solar energy plant, and this week, the nation's new president is being urged by environmental groups to keep the nation moving toward a cleaner and safer energy future. The state's newest solar generated power plant near Boulder City went online Thursday, but N

Las Vegas, NV – Some states are better positioned than others to profit from the Obama administration's plan to create 3.7 million jobs by investing in clean energy, and experts say Nevada should be in the 'green.' Howard Watts with the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada(PLAN) says the

Las Vegas, NV – A Nevada tribe is offering to help the new administration keep watch over public lands. The Reno Sparks Indian Colony is offering President-elect Obama its help in providing security on Indian and other federally owned public lands. The tribe criticizes Bush Administration budg

Las Vega, NV — Conservation groups, ranchers and Native American tribes are calling "unfair" a ruling that will not allow their testimony over the planned diversion of billions of gallons of water from Snake Valley to Las Vegas. Nevada's State Water Engineer says the groups don't qualify to te

Las Vegas, NV – Opponents say the proposed Toqoup power plant could be short circuiting after cancellation of a crucial water contract. Developers say it's just a normal part of doing business. The canceled contract was for water that the proposed coal-fired power plant needs for pollution con

Reno, NV – There's growing support for sustainable growth in northern Nevada, according to a new survey being released today. It shows a majority of voters want lawmakers to balance growth plans with natural resources. Pam Galloway is with Voices For a Sustainable Washoe County, the group th

Las Vegas, NV – It's a first of its kind shutdown order over mercury emissions, and it involves a mine that E.P.A. data indicates has been the biggest mercury polluter in the United States. The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection ordered the shutdown of the roasters at the mine on Wedn

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