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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2019 


Speaker Pelosi sends a message to Trump – No State of the Union in Congress while shutdown continues. Also on the Thursday rundown: federal employees in Michigan to rally against the shutdown. Plus a Green New Deal in New York raises the bar for clean energy.

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Public News Service - OH: Toxics

More than 3 million Ohioans live near an oil or gas drilling operation. (Daniel Foster/Wikimedia)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- About one in four Ohioans lives near an oil or gas operation, with toxic emissions that can be threats to health and the environment. A new tool released today by Earthworks pinpoints the locations of more than 90,000 oil and gas facilities in the Buckeye State, along with the neig

Marilyn Welker of Clark County says the U.S. EPA's plans to clean up a toxic waste site aren't adequate. (M. Welker)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some Ohio residents say federal plans to clean up a toxic waste site in Clark County just aren't going to cut it. The Tremont City barrel fill site contains more than 51,000 drums buried in the late 1970s. They contain an estimated 1.5 million gallons of hazardous waste, in

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

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