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PNS Daily Newscast - June 20, 2019 


The Trump administration finalizes a coal-friendly emissions rule for power plants. Also on today's rundown: A new development in the debate over the 2020 Census citizenship question; and why "Juneteenth" is an encore celebration in Florida and other states.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio families are surrounded every day by products, ranging from cleaning supplies to toys, that contain dangerous chemicals. But some say current policies have failed to control common chemicals linked to serious health problems, including autism, cancer, infertility. Congress i

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some Ohio shoppers were taken by surprise this weekend by a "flash action" taking aim at Walmart's recycling policies. A group of activists unexpectedly broke out into a song-and-dance routine inside the electronics section of the Walmart at Cleveland's Steelyard Commons shopping ce

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A nutrient crisis is creating a "feast or famine" situation in Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes, according to a new report. Too little food is making fish starve in Lake Huron's offshore waters, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) report says, while too much food is causing a

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The programs that ensure clean water and protect Lake Erie are under assault on Capitol Hill, according to conservation groups. Legislation that covers U.S. House Interior Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spending could come up for a vote as early as this week.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes face serious challenges such as invasive species, pollution and variable water levels. And as millions of dollars are being spent revitalizing the region, researchers say projects should take into account the effects of climate change. Patty Gl

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Environmental, conservation and clean water groups are concerned about the future of hundreds of projects they say are revitalizing Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes; those projects include many in Ohio. Congress is expected to vote in the next few weeks on funding for the Great L

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A pesticide commonly used on Ohio farm fields and orchards is the target of a lawsuit filed Thursday, asking for a national ban by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Chlorpyrifos, also sold as Lorsban, combats insects by causing nerve damage, but watchdog groups say it can d

WASHINGTON - More antibiotics are used in farm animals than in people in the United States, according to the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming. A growing number of experts are questioning the possible side effects, including new forms of bacteria that are antibiotic-resistant. At

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