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PNS Daily Newscast - May 21 , 2019 


The DOJ says former White House counsel Don McGahn does not have to testify. Also on our Tuesday rundown: “Stop the Bans” protests over extreme abortion laws; education a hot topic in the Bay State; and guess how many adults have tried marijuana?

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Public News Service - VA: Oceans

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Boaters dump human waste into some waterways in Virginia and as a result are contributing to the contamination of shellfish and water. That's why the General Assembly has asked the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to address the problem. DEQ spokesman Bill Ha

RICHMOND, Va. - The Roanoke River is number three on a list of endangered rivers put out annually by the conservation group American Rivers. The dubious distinction stems from a plan by a company called Virginia Uranium to get the state to overturn a 1982 ban on uranium mining so as to be able to wo

RICHMOND, Va. - A group of eight organizations is calling for a comprehensive study of potential risks to water safety and the environment from drilling for natural gas in the six-state Chesapeake Bay watershed. And a Virginia scientist says the Commonwealth has an advantage because the controversia

RICHMOND, Va. - The state of the Chesapeake Bay gets decent grades on pollution, habitat and fisheries, according to a new report by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), comparing the condition of the Bay today with the way it was described by the first colonial settlers in the 1600s. The Bay is at

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Thousands of new manufacturing jobs could be blowing into the Virginia economy with offshore wind projects. That's according to a new report that shows that the Atlantic coast is an untapped resource ripe for the taking by using wind turbines to harness clean energy right here

RICHMOND, Va. - Pollution seems to be a political hot potato these days, especially when it comes to the Chesapeake Bay. Peggy Sanner, staff attorney for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a draft called a "pollution diet" for Virginia and

RICHMOND, Virg. - A trip to the fish department at a Virginia supermarket includes more options in recent years, such as choosing between "wild caught" or "farmed fish"- and fish in both categories often come from foreign waters. Marianne Cufone with DC-based Food and Water Watch, says about 80 perc

RICHMOND, Va. - Clean water is a right, not a luxury. That's part of the reasoning behind a bill getting some attention in Washington, D.C., today that would help preserve and protect the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Clean Water Act has been more than two-and-a-half years in the making, accordin

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