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PNS Daily Newscast - June 22, 2018 


GOP leadership puts its efforts to fix immigration on hold. Also on the Friday rundown: Florida students take their gun control message to the Midwest; and a call for renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Public News Service - PA: Environmental Justice

PHOTO: Proposed revisions of Pennsylvania natural gas drilling rules are drawing some praise from citizen and environmental activists, including Gretchen Dahlkemper with Moms Clean Air Force. Photo credit: Tammy Bradshaw Photography.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Citizen and environmental groups are giving cautious praise to proposed revisions of the regulation of Pennsylvania natural gas drilling, better known as fracking. New rules coming from Governor Tom Wolf and the Department of Environmental Protection would tighten air pollution an

PHOTO: The acting head of the state's DCNR is receiving an award for helping Pennsylvanians connect to and protect the state's wild places. Photo credit: Beth Little.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Helping Pennsylvanians connect to and protect the state's wilderness has earned an award from a national conservation group for the acting head of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The National Wildlife Federation is honoring DCNR Acting Secretary

MAP: Dominion and its partners are surveying route for the controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline and many landowners object. It's one of three proposed pipelines intended to carry gas from Marcellus and Utica fields. Map courtesy of Appalachian Mountain Advocates.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Dominion Energy and partners are running into intense resistance in their efforts to survey for a huge pipeline intended to carry Marcellus and Utica natural gas. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline has provoked intense opposition from landowners. Pen Goodall's sheep farm is straddling t

PHOTO: Randy Moyer's tongue is just one of many spots where he says he experiences unexplained pain and swelling after his exposure to fracking waste, made up of a mixture of water and toxic chemicals. Photo courtesy of Moyer.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - An organization calling itself "Stop Poisoning Pennsylvania" is demonstrating Tuesday at Governor Tom Wolf's inauguration, calling for a ban on fracking in the commonwealth. The new governor says he supports fracking as a method of oil and gas drilling. Washington County resident

Cindy Dunn of Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future calls on incoming Gov. Tom Wolf to implement a strong Clean Power Plan for the state. Credit: PennFuture

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Governor-elect Tom Wolf will take office in time to oversee implementation of the Clean Power Plan, initiated by the Obama administration but developed by each state to address its own energy mix. Cindy Dunn, president and CEO with Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future, says the plan

PHOTO: The Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project says a Yale study found more than a dozen health impacts in up to 40 percent of residents interviewed about nearby fracking wells in Western Pennsylvania. Photo credit: Joshua B. Probanic/Public Herald.

BUTLER COUNTY, Pa. - As natural gas drilling pads, pipelines and compressor stations spring up around the state, groups of parents calling themselves Protect Our Children are hoping for at least a one-mile buffer between infrastructure and schools and playgrounds. Penni Lechner, a mother in Summit

The Short Eared Owl is among 62 members of the current endangered species list in Pennsylvania.  Photo courtesy of Idaho Fish and Game/Tom Munson.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A bill on the table at the state Capitol claiming to balance economic growth and environmental protection is being taken to task by some Democrats and state officials in Harrisburg. House Bill 1576 would remove requirements that developers need to look for endangered specie

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A victory in federal court in Pennsylvania has been recorded for those in favor of recently-established pollution limits for Chesapeake Bay. Groups including the Farm Bureau and the National Association of Homebuilders took the matter to court, claiming that the EPA exceeded its au

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