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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2019 


Signs that the Mueller Trump/Russia probe could wrap up in the next week. Also on our Thursday rundown: A death penalty repeal likely to pass in New England. Plus, cancer survivors rally for tougher smoking laws in Tennessee.

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Public News Service - OH: Environmental Justice

PHOTO: Investigation continues into a fracking waste spill into storm drains leading into the Mahoning River near Youngstown.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The unlawful disposal of thousands of gallons of fracking waste in Ohio is drawing the ire of residents and environmental groups. The Ohio EPA is investigating the intentional dumping of an estimated 20,000 gallons of crude oil and brine into a storm drain in Youngstown by Hard Rock

PHOTO: Picture of Seneca Lake. Courtesy Southeast Ohio Alliance to Save Our Water.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Residents and conservationists in Ohio are expressing concerns that the thirst for fracking in their state will dry up water resources. The shale gas drilling industry is acquiring sites in eastern parts of the state, with the number of wells expected to increase from around

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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

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Conservationists want a Lake Erie power plant near Toledo to change its ways, and now they're taking the battle to court. Environmental groups have filed a legal challenge against recently-issued U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) permits that they say allow First Energy's

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

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