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PNS Daily Newscast - July 16, 2019 


House Democrats prepare for vote condemning Trump's attacks on progressive freshman women. Also on our Tuesday rundown: Immigrants’ rights groups slam asylum rules that take effect today. Plus, summer meals aim to prevent kids' academic slide.

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Public News Service - MA: Energy Policy

PHOTO: The Obama administration’s tough new requirements to limit carbon pollution from new power plants are being hailed as “bold” by some business leaders in Massachusetts.

BOSTON - Linking global warming to disease, extreme weather and other environmental problems, the EPA has set the first national limits on heat-trapping pollution from future power plants. The standard is stricter than one proposed a year ago, and Michael Green of Boston's Climate Action Liason Coal

GRAPHIC: A new report from the National Wildlife Federation says climate change is a threat to migratory birds, many of them iconic species that travel through or spend summers in New England. Courtesy NWF

BOSTON - A new study called Shifting Skies says climate change is affecting migratory birds that live in or pass through Massachusetts and New England. The report by the National Wildlife Federation says that of 305 species tracked, 177 have shifted their winter habitats northward by 35 miles on ave

PHOTO: The Portland-Maine pipeline, shown here crossing Coos County, NH, is cited in a petition calling on the federal government to issue stricter regulations for transporting tar sands oil from Western Canada across New England and the Midwest.

BOSTON - More than 55 groups and individuals are petitioning the federal government to halt plans to pump corrosive tar-sands oil from Canada to American ports for export. Current regulations are inadequate, they say, and raise the risk of catastrophic spills. They're out to stop both the Keystone

PHOTO: A new report says lobster fisheries in the Gulf of Maine might be the

BOSTON - The New England lobster, under threat from disease and invasive species, may be the "canary in the coal mine" of climate disruption, according to a new report that examines case studies from around the nation about how global warming is altering wildlife habitats. The National Wildlife Fe

A tar sands pipeline that burst in 2010 contaminated Michigan's Kalamazoon River. Protests are being held around New England against using a 62-year-old pipeline to move Canadian tar sands to Portland for export. Photo courtesy NWF

BOSTON - Defying the cold weather, demonstrations, pickets at Massachusetts gas stations, and a march and rally in Portland, Maine, Saturday capped off a week of actions from Canada to Massachusetts aimed at heading off plans to pump corrosive Canadian tar sands oil across New England and into ships

Wind turbines off Denmark's coast. Photo courtesy NWF

BOSTON - The Obama administration has announced funding for seven projects that will speed up the development of the nation's first offshore wind farms. Meanwhile, environmental groups have reached agreement with developers on how to protect critically-endangered North Atlantic right whales. It's

PHOTO: Apparent plans to pump abrasive tar sands oil in an aging pipeline across three New England states are sparking opposition from critics who fear water and wildlife will be imperiled. Photo courtesy NWF.

BOSTON – Training for how to clean up tar sands oil spills began in Portland, Maine this week (Tuesday and Wednesday), following an announcement by the Canadian pipeline company Enbridge a week ago that it wants to reverse its pipeline eastward to Montreal. That could bring tar sands oil thro

BOSTON - Clean power, good jobs and energy independence are the goals of a national campaign coming to the Bay State this week, to tour innovative facilities and meet with business leaders. Former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm is a senior policy advisor for the Pew Clean Energy Program. She'

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