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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 - OH: Toxics

EPA data suggests that measures to cut carbon pollution under the Clean Power Plan will provide nearly $54 billion in climate and health benefits. (erdenebayar/Morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The saga over the merits of the Clean Power Plan continues, with the U.S. Supreme Court staying implementation of the standards pending legal challenges. But supporters are confident the standards will ultimately be upheld. Ohio is among 27 states suing the Environmental P

Some in Ohio's congressional delegation want stronger laws to protect people from lead-contaminated water, and to notify them more quickly when there's a problem. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As a small Ohio town grapples with drinking water poisoned by lead, some in Ohio's congressional delegation say a new law is needed to better address lead contamination. Water samples from five homes in Sebring tested high for lead last month, reportedly nearly five months after th

An Ohio community was uninformed for months that unsafe levels of lead had been found in the drinking water supply. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio is again in the national spotlight for drinking-water contamination after unsafe levels of lead were discovered in a small community. The situation in Sebring is similar to Flint, Michigan's current water crisis, where the public was uninformed for months about toxins detecte

Cathy Becker of Grove City joined the Sierra Club at the UN Climate Conference. (Earth to Paris)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some Ohoans were on hand this month in Paris as global leaders mapped out a blueprint for the future to reduce the damaging impacts of climate change. Cathy Becker of Grove City was a member of the Sierra Club delegation at the U.N. Climate Change Conference. After her time spent a

Organic farmer Mardy Townsend of Ashtabula County is worried about the effects of fracking waste on the environment, as well as her crops. Courtesy: Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association.

WINDSOR, Ohio – From spills to earthquakes, environmental and agriculture groups say hydraulic fracturing poses serious threats to land, water and public health. Ohio is one of several states taking part in a National Day of Action today, calling for an end to fracking waste and fracking-rela

Supporters say the Clean Power Plan can produce a healthy economy and a healthy environment. Credit: quicksandala/Morguefile

COLUMBUS, Ohio – From healthier air to job creation, some experts from Ohio spoke with legislators in Washington last week about why the Clean Power Plan is good for the Buckeye State. The group represented the public health, science, labor, business and environmental sectors, and included M

A PUCO hearing is underway in Columbus to investigate a FirstEnergy proposal that critics contend is a bailout of aging power plants. Credit: Nyttend/Wikipedia.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – FirstEnergy executives took the stand Monday in a long-awaited Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) hearing, with billions of dollars at stake. FirstEnergy wants their three Ohio utilities to purchase energy at above-market prices to shore up two aging power plants, own

Low-income communities are expected to see improvements to their health if the EPA's Clean Power Plan is enacted. Credit: wallyir/morguefile.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Obama administration work toward approval of the Clean Power Plan, which would limit carbon pollution, people in low-income communities may have the most to gain. According to the NAACP, people of color and low-income households

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