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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - NY: Environmental Justice

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York State's chief environmental officer has joined with a dozen colleagues nationwide in fighting an effort in Congress that they see as hamstringing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis has written to Sen

ALBANY, N.Y. - With the long Memorial Day weekend approaching, more than 200 environmental and civic groups say Governor David Paterson is "playing chicken" with state lawmakers in a high-stakes game that would raid $6 million from New York's Environmental Protection Fund as a trade-off to keep the

NEW YORK - As congressional hearings begin this week into the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a New York Congressman on the the committee involved criticizes BP, calls for a halt to planned drilling by Shell in the Arctic and warns of consequences for the Empire State from the Gulf spill. Repr

ALBANY, N.Y. - Environmental advocates have issued mid-term "green" grades for New York State senators, and the gap between Democrats and Republicans is as high as ever. Concerns over environmental budget cutting in New York has prompted environmental advocates to take the unusual step. Deep cuts ar

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A recent report delivered to President Obama by a special panel appointed by President Bush warned that the risk of cancer from environmental toxins is "grossly under-estimated." But, making the situation even worse, say many health professionals, are the other ill effects of such

NEW YORK - If times weren't hard enough for the nonprofits that fill in the gaps of society's so-called safety net, their recession-related funding cuts may be aggravated by proposals in many states, including New York, that they be hit with new fees and taxes, as part of states' plans to balance bu

NEW YORK - Half of all the pharmaceutical drugs discovered and produced in the last 25 years have ingredients derived from Mother Nature, although there is growing concern that destruction of natural habitat could bring availability of these life-saving drugs to a halt. David Hahn is a New York can

NEW YORK - Manufacturers of household cleaning products are being asked to come clean - as to what exactly goes into their products and what risks they pose. Environmentalists say New York law requires manufacturers to give up the goods on what goes into household cleaners. Kathy Curtis, policy di

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