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PNS Daily Newscast - July 10, 2020 


The Supreme Court opens the door for prosecutors to seek President Trump's financial records; a backlash in Florida on school reopening plans.

2020Talks - July 10, 2020 


US Supreme Court rules on Trump's tax returns; Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP's in-person convention; Louisiana has elections; and DC council gives people incarcerated for felonies the right to vote.

Public News Service - ME: Climate Change/Air Quality

PHOTO: Apparent plans to pump abrasive tar sands oil in an aging pipeline across three New England states are sparking opposition from critics who fear water and wildlife will be imperiled. Photo courtesy NWF.

PORTLAND, Maine – Two days of training for cleaning up tar sands oil spills were held this week (Tuesday and Wednesday) in Portland with the Maine DEP, the EPA and the Coast Guard all involved. Still, no one has said publicly that crude from Western Canada will be sent down a 236-mile pipeli

1930s gas pumps  Photo Credit: Library of Congress

AUGUSTA, Maine - New regulations finalized by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency will set a fuel-efficiency standard for cars and light trucks by model year 2025. They'll have to get just over 54 miles per gallon of gasoline, almost double what they get to

AUGUSTA, Maine - According to government figures, this winter was the second-warmest on record in Portland, nearly 5 degrees warmer than normal. Snowfall was half the normal amount. This "winter that never was" has taken a toll on Maine's moose population. The winter tick, a tiny insect, feeds on

PORTLAND, Maine - Concern is growing about a plan to pipe tar sands crude oil from Ontario to Portland - especially in the wake of the controversial postponement of a similar project, the Keystone X-L pipeline, by President Obama last month. This form of thick crude oil was of little value until o

AUGUSTA, Maine - Groups backing protection of Maine's natural resources are reeling from Gov. Paul LePage's proposal to roll back 36 environmental rules and regulations and open 10 million acres of northern forestland to development. His announcement, coming shortly after a roundtable where advocat

PORTLAND, Maine - Thursday is Thanksgiving, when thousands of Mainers will take to the roads to visit friends and family. If they were driving cars that got at least 60 miles per gallon, they would save more than $900,000 on that day alone, according to a new report. Environment Maine released th

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