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PNS Daily Newscast - March 26, 2019 


Mueller reported to give Barr three weeks' heads-up that he would not make a conclusion on Trump obstruction of justice. Also on the Tuesday rundown: Poverty figures into student literacy. Plus, natural-gas waste is higher than average on Navajo lands.

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Pipeline opponents want regulators to thin out redundant or duplicate pipelines from Marcellus and Utica gas fields to nearly the same destination markets. Photo by the Dominion Monitoring Coalition.

RICHMOND, Va. – Opponents of pipeline construction want federal regulators to say which of several near-identical natural gas pipelines don't have to be built. Energy companies are applying to build two 42-inch gas pipelines from northern West Virginia to southern Virginia. A third pipeline i

PHOTO: Clean energy advocates say the Obama administration's crackdown on carbon pollution will lead to more solar projects across Virginia, like the one pictured here in Lexington. Photo courtesy Secure Futures.

STAUNTON, Va. – Reaction to the first-ever national limit on carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, proposed by the Obama administration on Monday, has been mixed. Matt Ruscio, program and policy officer with the solar development company Secure Futures, says the EPA plan to cut emiss

PHOTO: Virginia's beach tourism industry groups are opposing plans to open up the Atlantic coast to offshore drilling. Photo by Krystle Chick and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia's beach tourism industry is unifying against offshore drilling in the Atlantic. The state's beach resort, restaurant, hotel and tourism trade groups have issued statements against expanded drilling, something the oil industry is pressing for in Washington. According to co

PHOTO: A local court decision could slow the huge pipelines aiming to bring Marcellus gas to eastern markets. Photo by www.marcellus-shale.us

RICHMOND, Va. - A Virginia county court case may slow construction of big proposed natural-gas pipelines - a delay opponents say the pipelines can ill afford. A Suffolk County court said the Atlantic Coast Pipeline did not follow the proper procedure when notifying a landowner. The company describe

MAP: A big legal fight is brewing in the Shenandoah Valley over the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, one of three big pipelines intended to bring West Virginia Marcellus natural gas to eastern markets. Map by Appalachian Mountain Advocates.

RICHMOND, Va. - Hundreds of Shenandoah Valley landowners are refusing to let Dominion survey for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The power company is suing about 50 property owners and says it will sue more. Community organizers say the majority of landowners on the route in Augusta and Nelson Count

PHOTO: The EPA is taking comments on a proposed rule that would clarify which waterways receive protection under the Clean Water Act. Photo courtesy of Wild Virginia.

RICHMOND, Va. – Saturday is the anniversary of the enactment of the Clean Water Act, and the federal government wants to hear from the public about the landmark law. In recent years, court decisions have clouded the waters on where the key pollution law applies – especially when it com

PHOTO: Conservationists are concerned about the potential impact of a huge natural-gas pipeline on parts of the Monongahela and George Washington national forests, such as Laurel Creek in the GW. Photo courtesy of Wild Virginia.

RICHMOND, Va. - Conservationists are worried about plans to run a huge gas pipeline through national forests in Virginia and West Virginia. It's still in the early stages, but Dominion Transmission Inc. wants to put the 42-inch Atlantic Coast Pipeline through the Monongahela and George Washington f

PHOTO: A new report from the National Wildlife Federation says outdoor pests are increasing because of climate change. Photo from NWF and Charlie Archambault.

RICHMOND, Va. – As concern rises about mosquitoes in eastern Virginia carrying disease, a new report suggests climate change means more of those and other pests. Norfolk health officials have found West Nile virus in a couple of neighborhoods. The report from the National Wildlife Federati

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