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PNS Daily Newscast - July 19, 2019 


Chants of a different sort greet U.S. Rep. Omar upon her return home to Minnesota. Also on our Friday rundown: A new report says gunshot survivors need more outreach, support. Plus, sharing climate-change perspectives in Charlotte.

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Public News Service - MA: Energy Policy

Vineyard Wind is expected to build one of the first massive offshore wind farms in the U.S. (Andy Dingley/Wikimedia)

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – A proposed offshore wind farm south of Martha's Vineyard could be the first industrial-sized facility of its kind in the U.S.. The company Vineyard Wind expects to build the 84-turbine wind installation this year, pending several state approvals. One important aspect is

Pregnant women are advised not to eat fish with high mercury levels, one of the reasons some are concerned about the new head of the EPA's deregulatory agenda, including efforts to roll back the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule. (Dale Cruse/Flickr)

AMHERST, Mass. – A group of ten moms visited Capitol Hill this week to oppose Andrew Wheeler's confirmation as EPA administrator. This environmental fight is personal for one Massachusetts mother. Gazit Chaya Nkosi says her child suffered from lead poisoning as a baby. Now, the Amherst wom

Mass. has a target of 3.2 GW of offshore wind power by 2035, but advocates hoped for more. (David_Kaspar/Pixabay)

WORCESTER, Mass. – On Saturday, Bay Staters will be participating in Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice, an international day of action for green jobs and bold action against climate change. Rallies are taking place in multiple cities, including Boston, Provincetown, Beverly and Worcester. A

Environmentalists say raising fuel-efficiency standards helps slow climate change that causes severe weather, flash floods and extreme temperatures. (Schwoaze/Pixabay)

MEDFORD, Mass. – State, city and business leaders say the EPA's plan to freeze the fuel-efficiency standard is bad for public health, the environment and consumers. After months of wrangling, the EPA on Thursday released its plan to freeze the fuel-efficiency standards for cars and light tru

Time is running short for the Massachusetts House and Senate to decide on the rate of growth for renewable energy in the Commonwealth. (Pixabay)

BOSTON – The Massachusetts House and Senate have passed energy bills that dictate the percentage of renewable energy in which the Commonwealth will invest by raising the Renewable Portfolio Standard. That's the percentage of electricity that utilities have to get from renewable sources. Th

A 30-Megawatt offshore wind farm, the first in the nation, went into operation off Block Island in 2016. (U.S. Dept. of Energy)

BOSTON – The Bay State has taken a major step toward construction of the nation's first major offshore wind farm. Vineyard Wind has been selected to construct the project that will generate 800 megawatts of electric power, enough for a half-million homes. According to Emily Norton, director

Natural-gas pipeline opponents say they'll protest again Friday at Gov. Charlie Baker's office. (350 Mass For a Better Future)

BOSTON – A new report says two utility companies inflated energy costs for their customers in Massachusetts and other New England states. The allegations are being made in a new white paper by the Environmental Defense Fund. Craig Altemose, Master of Public Policy for the group, "350 Mass fo

Multiple Massachusetts groups say President Donald Trump already declared a

BOSTON – Promising to save trillions of dollars in lost domestic product and millions of industrial jobs, President Donald Trump announced Thursday he is pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord. Katherine Anderson, communications coordinator for the group, '350 Mass' says the speech

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