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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: Energy Policy

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

A TransCanada pipeline extension is the subject of protests from Pennsylvania through Maryland to West Virginia. It would enter Maryland just west of Hancock. (Stacy Miller)

BALTIMORE – A natural-gas pipeline expansion that would run from Pennsylvania through Maryland and into West Virginia is raising concerns about its potential environmental impact. TransCanada wants to build the Eastern Panhandle Expansion, and says increasing the natural-gas supply in the are

A congressional panel tasked with coming up with climate change solutions is growing in membership. (fl.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – A panel made up of members of Congress who are seeking solutions to climate change is growing by leaps and bounds. The Climate Solutions Caucus started with just a handful of members a few years ago, but now has 50. It's bipartisan, and for every Democratic member added, t

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

A record number of Americans have turned to solar energy to power their homes. (energy.gov)

TAKOMA PARK, Md. -- Despite President Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord, Americans continue to embrace the idea of renewable energy. Forty years ahead of Environmental Protection Agency predictions, output from renewable energy has doubled, and now nearly twenty percent of ele

Thousands rallied in Annapolis last week as Maryland lawmakers began debating a fracking ban. (Citizen Shale)

BALTIMORE – One of this year's most contentious debates in Maryland centers around whether to ban hydraulic fracking. A moratorium on fracking is set to expire in October. Thirty-seven groups have signed a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan supporting legislation (SB740 and HB1325) to ban fracking i

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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