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PNS Daily Newscast - September 21, 2018 


We’re covering stories from around the nation including a victory for safety for nuclear site workers; President Trump chastises Republicans for not securing border wall funding; and a predicted spike in population fuels concerns about the need for care.

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Public News Service - MD: Climate Change/Air Quality

Energy production is a major source of climate-altering greenhouse gases, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. (Amanda Eason/Twenty20)

BALTIMORE – Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh thinks the Trump administration's plans to scale back restrictions on carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants would be disastrous for the country, and he says the state will fight back. The Environmental Protection Agency released detail

Maryland's Renewable Portfolio Standard was established in 2004, according to the Maryland Public Service Commission. (Pixabay)

BALTIMORE — While state officials believe they are working toward a greener Maryland, environmental groups in the state are calling for changes in what's considered renewable energy. Maryland was given a failing grade from both Food and Water Watch and Chesapeake Physicians for Social Respon

NASA uses Earth-observing satellites to monitor conditions in Chesapeake Bay over time. (Pixabay)

BALTIMORE — Researchers have conducted extensive studies on air pollution and smog on land, but looking at air pollution over water and at a vertical level presents challenges. That's why this summer, researchers chose Hart-Miller Island in Chesapeake Bay as a firm place to study air pollution

Many of the EPA regulations that Scott Pruitt scrapped or delayed as EPA administrator had not yet taken effect before his resignation. (Wikimedia Commons)

WASHINGTON – After allegedly overspending on everything from pens to lavish trips and accepting questionable deals from lobbyists, government ethics and watchdog groups say Scott Pruitt's resignation as Environmental Protection Agency administrator is long overdue. During his one-year tenure,

Pennsylvania is one of the states accused of sending polluted air into Maryland. (usgs.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The clock is now ticking in Maryland as regulators wait out the required 60 days before filing a lawsuit against the federal government over polluted air coming in from other states. Last week, Maryland's Secretary of the Environment notified Environmental Protection Agency Admi

Maryland already is feeling the punch from climate change. (Maryland Climate Coalition)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Now that President Trump has pulled the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord, several groups have banded together to ask lawmakers in Maryland to make a firm commitment to address climate change regardless of what happens on the federal level. They've sent an open l

Three teams from Maryland are competing for $1 million in prize money in a renewable-energy contest. (SUNY Polytechnic Institute)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Low- and moderate-income households represent 40 percent of America's population, but less than 5 percent of all solar customers. A national competition is underway to expand solar electricity access to low-income communities. Forty-eight teams from 23 states and Washington,

Maryland may jump into the lead among states developing offshore wind energy. (boem.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Maryland Public Service Commission has started the 180-day proceeding to evaluate offshore wind project proposals, and local residents are invited to chime in. Companies that want to be considered needed to offer Marylanders long-term price stability, and environmental an

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