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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

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Residents and environmentalists are trying to put the brakes on a proposal from Ohio's biggest coal mining company. Murray Energy is requesting permission from the Ohio EPA to transform a stream in Belmont County into an artificial storage lake for billions of gallons of coal slurry

Washington, DC – The controversy continues over bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical which is considered toxic, yet is commonly used in plastic and metal containers, including baby bottles and soup cans. The Natural Resources Defense Council(NRDC) is now asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration t

Columbus, OH – Today's the 35th anniversary of the federal "Clean Water Act," and supporters say the law needs an anniversary gift from Congress in order to ensure protection for all Ohio waterways. Joan Mulhern with Earthjustice explains recent court decisions have chipped away at the water p

It's not a top five list Ohio wants to be on -- the "Filthy Five." A new report identifies an Ohio chlorine plant as one of five nationwide that still use mercury in their production process, making the plant the third largest source of airborne mercury pollution in the state. Report author Simon M

Appalachian streams and lakes are being filled in with mining waste, and Ohioans are in the nation's Capitol this week to call for a stop. Companies are dumping waste from mountaintop removal coal mines into streams, which they're allowed to do after a 2002 rule change by the Bush administration.

Washington, DC - According to a federal lawsuit, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new particle pollution standards are too lax and risk endangering children, seniors and people with asthma and other lung problems. The suit calls on the federal agency to strengthen standards for things lik

Columbus, OH - Ohio's workplace smoking ban kicks in today, despite a last-minute lawsuit filed yesterday in a Hamilton County court. Tracy Sabetta with the group Smoke Free Ohio says Ohioans can celebrate by enjoying the atmosphere at their favorite, "formerly smoky" restaurant or bar. "There will

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