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PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2019 


President Trump's reported to be ready to sign disaster relief bill without money for border security. Also on the Friday rundown: House bills would give millions a path to citizenship; and remembering California’s second-deadliest disaster.

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Public News Service - WV: Environment

Kingwood, WV - Its critics say a large new electrical transmission line would "zap" West Virginia with loads of pollution. Local residents' last chance to comment on the proposal is at a final public hearing today, in Kingwood. More than half of the 200-mile line would run through West Virginia, alt

Charleston, WV – This holiday week is the last chance for West Virginians to speak their minds on a federal rule change that critics say would put wildlife and water quality in jeopardy. A White House plan would repeal the "buffer zone" rule for mines, allowing them to dump mine waste directly

Shepherdstown, WV – A young West Virginia man is receiving national recognition as a "Wilderness Hero." Brandon Dennison, a senior at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, leads youth groups on wilderness hikes for his Presbyterian church. When he heard about an effort to get federal wildernes

Washington, DC – A mining reform bill passed yesterday in the U.S. House has West Virginia taking a close look at mining practices of the "Wild West." In an effort led by West Virginia Congressman Nick Rahall, the House voted to update a law from more than a century ago, that lets mining comp

Charleston, WV – West Virginia has a wild weekend in store to celebrate the major milestones of three different wilderness groups. The Virginia Highlands Conservancy is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and former Conservancy President David Elkinton believes the biggest lesson learned in th

Charleston, WV – With oil and gas permit applications on the rise, many West Virginia property owners are in for a rude awakening when the owners of mineral rights show up to build roads and set up wells on the land. A new group of surface landowners has formed to call for greater protections

There is a high human cost to mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia, according to a new book published this month. Shirley Stewart Burns, author of Bringing Down the Mountains, says mountaintop removal mining hurts more than the environment. Burns explains communities in those mining area

A proposed coal mine would cut through the watershed that supplies all the drinking water for two Grant County towns. The Wolf Run Mining Company says it can get the coal without affecting the water but Bayard mayor, Steven Durst, says he wants an independent survey before the mining starts, to ma

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