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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2018 


Robert Muller now expected to reveal findings of his probe right after the November Midterm Elections. Also on the Thursday rundown: the poorest people pay the highest taxes in states like Nevada; and the terminator fights gerrymandering.

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Public News Service - MD: Environmental Justice

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,

Chesapeake Bay Trust encourages the public to purchase Chesapeake Bay plates to help restore the bay and other natural resources in the region. (BelindaMariepix/Flickr)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. --The ongoing multi-million dollar effort to clean up Chesapeake Bay finally is starting to pay off. State scientists found fewer water samples showing the presence of so-called dead zones that can't support aquatic life. While bay advocates praise the success of the coordinated cle

A civil rights lawsuit has been filed over a power plant given approval in a predominately black area of Prince George County. (Earthjustice)

Brandywine, MD - The state of Maryland is facing a federal civil rights complaint over approval of a gas-fired power plant in Brandywine. Earthjustice said the state is required under Title VI to consider whether there would be an "unjustified and unequal" impact on the basis of race. Neal Gormley

Reducing pollution benefits fish and wildlife throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Credit: Mary Hollinger, NOAA/commons.wikimedia.org

BALTIMORE - Maryland groups will be receiving part of a record $11.5 million in grants for restoration, conservation and environmental outreach in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The grants, from the Chesapeake Bay Program and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, will help improve water qualit

The Chesapeake Bay Trust has announced funding for 15 new greening projects, with seven of them planned for Baltimore. Credit: Chesapeake Bay Trust.

BALTIMORE - The Chesapeake Bay Trust has announced funding for 15 new greening projects, with seven of them planned for Baltimore. The funds come from the Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns Grant Initiative in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency and Maryland's Department of Nat

Exemptions for the oil and gas industry under the Clean Water Act would end under legislation introduced Thursday by U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md. Credit: National Park Service.

BALTIMORE - Exemptions for the oil and gas industry under the Clean Water Act would end under legislation introduced Thursday by U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md. The FRESHER Act would require companies to obtain stormwater runoff permits for construction and drilling. Raul Garcia, Earthjustice associate

The oil train derailment and explosion in North Dakota this week came just days after a new federal rule to boost rail car safety. Credit: U.S. Department of Transportation.

BALTIMORE – The oil train derailment and explosion in North Dakota Wednesday was the 10th such incident in North America in two years, according to the environmental group Sightline Institute. The safety of the type of rail cars used to ship crude oil was examined at the Maryland Legislature

The asthma rate for children in Baltimore is more than twice the national average. That's one reason cited as two groups announce they will take Gov. Larry Hogan to court over his decision to block clean-air regulations. Credit: Deborah C. Smith.

BALTIMORE – A first-day-in-office move for Gov. Larry Hogan is headed to court, with the Sierra Club and Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility having filed an intent to sue. The governor blocked a rule to require installation of pollution controls at coal-fired power plants. Davi

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