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PNS Daily Newscast - June 14, 2019 


Hundreds of companies urge Trump to resolve tariff dispute with China. Also on our Friday rundown: California moves closer to universal health coverage. Plus, new Gulf restoration projects – a decade after the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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Public News Service - OH: Toxics

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some mothers from Ohio and across the country say they are worried about attempts on Capitol Hill to eliminate life-saving clean-air standards. The Environmental Protection Agency Mercury and Air Toxic Standard limits the amount of mercury, arsenic and other toxic air pollutants tha

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A House bill introduced to help address rising gas prices would also include provisions some say would gut clean air standards that protect public health. The Gasoline Regulations Act of 2012 would require the Environmental Protection Agency to consider cost and feasibility in sett

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Hydraulic fracturing - "fracking" - is expanding in Ohio, and debate is heating up over the process. A lot is at stake for farmers, especially those who use sustainable practices. Oil and gas companies are approaching landowners across Ohio and asking them to sign leases to permit

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Thousands of Ohio children with asthma struggle to breathe each day, and some experts say a major culprit is smog caused by industrial pollution. This week, for the first time ever, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to propose standards to limit carbon pollution

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new analysis is shedding light on a little-known source of toxic air pollution. Industrial boilers are the on-site power plants used by major industrial operations. They are believed to be contributing to the deaths of thousands of people across the country and in Ohio. A repo

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The oil and gas industry is anticipating a boom in natural gas and possibly oil production in Ohio, but a new report finds the state could lose out on a half-billion tax dollars that could help offset drilling-related costs. According to research by Policy Matters Ohio, if the state

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Recently, an elderly couple died in their home near Cincinnati from carbon monoxide poisoning. Experts often refer to it as "the silent killer." Carbon monoxide or CO, its chemical symbol, is impossible to see or smell, but inhaling it can be deadly. In the winter months, CO is espe

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some Ohio moms are among those nationwide who say it's time to cross the finish line on protecting Americans from mercury pollution. President Obama will soon finalize the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics rule, which would require power-plant owners to cu

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