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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Public News Service - VA: Toxics

PHOTO: Riverkeepers in Virginia and around the world are testing the waters for Swimmable Water Weekend, a global event to raise awareness of water quality and the impact of pollution. Photo credit: theswimguide.org

RICHMOND, Va. – Can you swim in your local river or creek? Is there a safe beach? And if not, why not? Those are the questions riverkeepers want you to be asking as part of Swimmable Water Weekend this weekend. Peter Nichols, executive director of the environmental group Waterkeeper Alli

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RICHMOND, Va. - Despite the fact that the coal and oil industries spent millions of dollars over the last election cycle to oppose clean-energy policies and candidates who support them, many candidates who favor clean-energy projects won or kept their seats. Among them are Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine an

Sun Covered with Soot

RICHMOND, Va. - The public comment period has ended for the Soot Rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). So far, this rule has received more supportive comments from the general public than at any time in the agency's history. Peter Iwaowicz, the director of the Clean Air Campa

PHOTO: Over three million people have written letters to EPA asking for strong national limits for new coal-fired power plants.   2010 Microsoft Corporation

HERNDON, Va. - Three million Americans have written comments asking the Environmental Protection Agency to implement tougher national standards to limit industrial carbon pollution from new coal-fired power plants. Margie Alt, executive director of Environment America, one of the groups that organi

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RICHMOND, Va. - Mothers are united in Virginia and around the nation in a push for clean air now and for generations to come. A group called MomsRising is speaking out about a Congressional Review Act resolution in the U.S. Senate that aims to overturn EPA limits on mercury and other toxins release

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RICHMOND, Va. - Winter was mild, after last summer broke high heat records all over the country, March 2012 was the warmest March on record, and a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) says it's all just a taste of what is to come. Daniel Lashof, who is director of the NRDC

RICHMOND, Va. – Faith leaders from Virginia and around the country convened in Washington D.C. on Thursday, to give statements to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in support of its first-ever proposed limits on carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants. The EPA says power plants

PHOTO: Wind turbines.
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RESTON, Va. - Mercury, carbon and soot. Most Virginians have have heard by now that these toxic pollutants are harming the environment, ecosystems and health. Enacting regulations to reduce these pollutants will kill jobs that big energy companies provide, some say. However, the policy director of

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