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PNS Daily Newscast - August 7, 2020 


The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


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The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Public News Service - MD: Environment

Environmental groups oppose a proposed fracked-gas pipeline expected to run through rivers and farmland on Maryland's Eastern Shore. (Adobe Stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Environmental groups and local residents are speaking out against a proposed fracked-gas pipeline to run through rivers, farms and forests from Delaware to Maryland's Eastern Shore. The Hogan administration held a public hearing about Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company's plan to bu

Restaurant shutdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the Chesapeake Bay oyster industry as well as local communities dependent on fishing and tourism. (Adobe Stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - This week, the House of Representatives passed the Moving Forward Act, which includes $3 billion for coastal restoration projects. Its backers say the House bill would give a much-needed boost to cleanup efforts for the Chesapeake Bay. Chris Moore, senior regional ecosystem scient

Maryland's nascent oyster industry may not survive the pandemic, scientists say. (Chesapeake Bay Program)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- With the U.S. seafood industry in an economic free fall during the pandemic, senators and advocacy groups are calling on Congress to help keep struggling fisheries from going under. Restaurant and market shutdowns are hitting Maryland's Chesapeake Bay fishers particularly hard, ac

Folks in Maryland need to look out for European Gypsy moths before they damage plants and trees. (John H. Ghent/USDA Forest Service)<br /><br />

ANNAPOLIS -- While most people continue to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says it's a good time to check for invasive pests in your yard. The agency has identified 20 species of so-called hungry pests that damage trees and plants and are easily spread by

Rising temperatures from climate change tend to affect a city's most vulnerable neighborhoods, according to a new report. (Maryland Dept. of Housing & Community Development)

BALTIMORE - This time of year, it's hard to think about summer heat waves, but a new report says Baltimore and other big cities should prepare for them. The study of more than 100 U.S. cities found a correlation between rising temperatures and poor neighborhoods. It pinpoints areas with a history

Proposed rollbacks to a national environmental law known as NEPA would restrict the public's ability to speak out against large infrastructure projects such as oil pipelines. (Adobe Stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Critics are pushing back on a new Trump administration plan to roll back a bedrock environmental law that requires careful review of large projects, contending that the change could be disastrous for impoverished and minority communities. Kym Hunter, senior attorney with the

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's plan to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in the state includes a controversial proposal to widen the Capital Beltway and add toll lanes. (Adobe Stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland's climate action plan, which was released in October by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, will not help the state reduce greenhouse-gas emissions 44% by 2030 as promised, according to a new report. Scott Williamson is a senior policy analyst at the Center for Climate Strategi

Pollution from the Chesapeake Bay watershed reaches Maryland, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. (Pixabay)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- An almost $1.5 trillion spending plan the Senate is set to vote on Thursday includes a dramatic 16% budget increase for Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts, according to Jason Rano, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's federal executive director. If the bill passes, Rano says the Environme

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