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PNS Daily Newscast - December 18, 2018 


Senate reports detail Russian influence via social media on the 2016 election. Also on Tuesday's rundown: North Carolina jurors reject the death penalty for a second consecutive year; and Medicaid expansion proves important to rural Kentuckians.

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Public News Service - NY: Water

New York, NY — One of the state's primary sources of drinking water, the Great Lakes Water Basin, is reportedly under siege on three fronts: water being taken, toxic contamination, and invasive species. The threats are listed by a coalition of some 100 groups calling on Congress to act on thre

Albany, NY — You might think a nearby river or lake is safe and being tested for pollutants, but new research says otherwise. The report, released today, is critical of the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for failing to conduct "substantive reviews" every five years, as

Albany, NY — You may not think of "headwaters" when you turn on the kitchen faucet, but such smaller waterways are major sources of New Yorkers' drinking water. A Congressional committee hears testimony this week on the "Clean Water Restoration Act" (HR2421), which aims to restore environment

Bethpage, NY - Imagine a Long Island where jobs, schools, parks and shopping are all within walking distance, with clean air and streets clear of traffic jams. That's the vision of those who are urging Gov. Eliot Spitzer to include Long Island in his "Smart Growth" initiative. The program, meant t

Albany, NY - Strong anti-pollution standards should be set in stone -- and in cement, too. That's the cry from conservation groups, calling on New York to regulate mercury emissions from cement plants in the same way it regulates power plants. Cement production is concentrated in upstate areas, wher

New York, NY – A federal law that protects the nation's water supply turns 35 today, and on the anniversary supporters say the "Clean Water Act" needs a little help. The Act has been weakened over the years by court challenges and rule changes. Peter Lehner, of the Natural Resources Defense Co

Fifteen members of New York's congressional delegation signed on to a bipartisan resolution Tuesday, calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to protect drinking water. Supporters of the resolution say the EPA is taking a narrow approach to water protection under the Bush administration by app

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