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PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2019 


Could the nation’s airports be the next pressure points in the government shutdown? Also on our Monday rundown: Calls go out to improve food safety; and a new report renews calls for solutions to Detroit’s water woes.

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Public News Service - ME: Endangered Species & Wildlife

The town of Jackman, which just voted to oppose the CMP transmission line, is located on Maine's border with Canada. (Wbaron/Wikimedia Commons)

JACKMAN, Maine — The town of Jackman has joined a growing number of places and organizations that oppose the proposed Central Maine Power transmission line. But public pressure may not be the biggest problem CMP is facing. The transmission line, known as the "New England Clean Energy Connect

The proposed transmission line would cross 263 wetlands, 115 streams and 12 waterfowl habitat areas. (digihanger/pixabay)

AUGUSTA, Maine — On Wednesday, the public will have a chance to speak out about a proposed power transmission line that would run through Maine to carry power from Canada to Massachusetts. The Public Utilities Commission is holding a public hearing on Central Maine Power's proposal to build

The proposed power line would cut through 50 miles of forest, and cross 263 wetlands and 115 streams. (SnapStock/Pixabay)

AUGUSTA, Maine – Environmental groups are challenging an electric transmission line proposal that was rejected by New Hampshire and now has been shifted to a route through Maine. The "New England Clean Energy Connect" project would carry power from Hydro-Quebec in Canada to Massachusetts. It

A broad based coalition is urging Sen. Susan Collins to join Sen. Angus King in opposing the nomination of Scott Pruitt to head the EPA. (Natural Resources Council of Maine)

AUGUSTA, Maine – With a vote possible as early as this week, environmental advocates are urging both of Maine's U.S. senators to unite in opposition to President Donald Trump's EPA nominee, Scott Pruitt. The Trump transition team calls Pruitt an expert in Constitutional law, with a deep unde

There should be no shortage of Moose at Maine's newest national monument in the North Woods. (Walter Ezell via wiki).

AUGUSTA, Maine – President Barack Obama on Wednesdasy designated a new national monument for Maine. Its goal is to preserve the landscape and honor the history and culture of Maine's North Woods. Gail Fanjoy, president of the Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce, says the Obama administration

Maine and New Hampshire are working together, taking biological samples and using GPS tracking collars to study the survival rate of moose in both states. (Ashley Malinowski)

AUGUSTA, Maine – Shorter winters are blamed for driving up the local tick and parasite population, which can be fatal to moose, and now Maine is teaming up with New Hampshire to study survival rates for moose in both states. Lee Kantar, state moose biologist for the Maine Department of Inlan

A new poll, conducted after the killing of Cecil the lion in Africa, finds a majority of U.S. voters also oppose trophy hunting for bears in the United States in places such as Maine. Courtesy: HSUS

AUGUSTA, Maine – A new poll shows Americans are turning thumbs down on trophy hunting by a two-to-one margin. And the same poll also sends a clear message about trophy hunting in states such as Maine. Sixty-four percent of U.S. voters told a Humane Society of the United States poll that th

Summer vacation adventures on public lands could change dramatically if the push to turn federal lands over to state control succeeds, and there have been moves to do that in both the U.S. House and Senate. Photo of beach-goers at Assateague Island. Courtesy: National Park Service.

AUGUSTA, Maine – Summer vacation adventures on public lands could change dramatically if the push to turn federal lands over to state control succeeds. Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society, warns allowing state control would lock up lands for private development, and other parc

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