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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 - WA: Environmental Justice

SEATTLE - Washington's heavy seasonal rains often mean flooded homes and businesses, particularly in the Puget Sound region. Conservation groups say much of the damage is preventable, but that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) policies actually encourage development in floodplains. The rai

SEATTLE - The planet is seeing more climate extremes, according to a new report - and in Washington that could mean more fast-moving wildfires. The message is clear here and around the nation, says retired wildland firefighter Bill Moody of Twisp, because the trend is growing toward longer and more

SEATTLE - The Roadless Rule has survived its latest federal court test, a 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision on Oct. 21. Despite overwhelming public support since its creation in 2001, the Roadless Area Conservation Rule has been challenged repeatedly and still faces tests in court and in Congre

SEATTLE - Two dams on Washington's Elwha River will be removed beginning in September. The work is expected to take about three years - but it's been at least 40 years in the making. Rick Rutz of Seattle first began questioning how new dams were approved and existing dams re-licensed - complex fede

PORTLAND, Ore. - The third time was not a charm for federal agencies' latest plan to protect endangered salmon species in the Northwest. Late Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge James Redden described their third plan in 10 years, called a Biological Opinion, as "not cautious or rational," and has g

SEATTLE - Three state agencies have been slapped with a lawsuit charging that they're not doing enough to curb greenhouse gas pollution from five oil refineries in Washington. The groups that brought the suit in U.S. District Court in Seattle say some of the refineries are operating without current

SEATTLE - A lawsuit is being threatened to force the federal government to do more to protect giant sea turtles along the Pacific coastline. Conservation groups say the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) was asked in 2007 to protect about 70,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean for endangered

SEATTLE - When Washingtonians can't see Mount Rainier, Mount Adams or other scenic vistas, it could be because of air pollution, not clouds or fog. Federal plans to reduce this haze have been on hold, but legal action could change that. A coalition of 10 conservation groups says it will sue the Env

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