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PNS Daily Newscast - June 20, 2019 


The Trump administration finalizes a coal-friendly emissions rule for power plants. Also on today's rundown: A new development in the debate over the 2020 Census citizenship question; and why "Juneteenth" is an encore celebration in Florida and other states.

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Public News Service - WA: Environmental Justice

LONGVIEW, Wash. - The State of Washington wants to weigh in on the environmental review process for a coal export terminal that has been proposed for Longview. Several conservation groups banded together earlier this month to challenge a permit for the terminal, granted by the Cowlitz County Commis

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The face-offs continue between Northwest conservation groups and coal companies. Today, an appeal is being filed at the Washington State Shoreline Hearings Board. A coalition wants to reverse last month's decision by the Cowlitz County Commission to allow a coal export terminal to b

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Washington is closely watching a battle in the Idaho Supreme Court over whether to allow massive oil exploration equipment to be trucked across scenic roadways of Northern Idaho and Montana to the tar sands of Alberta, Canada. Some of the Korean-made equipment has already arrived

RICHLAND, Wash. - A host of agencies and boards are supposed to be ensuring the safety of the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. But how thorough can their oversight be if the workers doing the research and design are afraid to speak up? This month, the fe

TUMWATER, Wash. - How tough should counties be on developers in planning and controlling storm water runoff, a major source of water pollution? That's the issue in a case to be argued this week at the Washington Pollution Control Hearings Board. It alleges that Clark County has what amounts to a spe

LACEY, Wash. - On Tuesday evening, the Washington Department of Ecology holds a public hearing at its office in Lacey about air pollution in the form of haze. A main source of the haze-producing nitrogen oxide pollution (NOX) is the state's only coal-fired power plant, in Centralia. Demonstrations o

SEATTLE - A new federal report says the U.S. Forest Service's Legacy Roads Program is getting the job done in the Pacific Northwest when it comes to forest restoration and protecting water resources, and now there is a call to expand the program to create more employment. Federal statistics show u

VASHON ISLAND, Wash. - Four young mothers from Vashon Island are setting out on the adventure of a lifetime this week - and they're not doing it for fun. A kitchen-table conversation about their environmental concerns led them to take a stand against the TransAlta coal plant - by standing atop the s

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