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PNS Daily Newscast - July 22, 2019 


As the weekend heatwave subsides, a report predicts more killer heat in the future; Democrats continue to push for articles of impeachment against Trump; and could a House bill be a watershed moment for wildlife conservation?

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PHOTO: The EPA holds hearings across the country beginning Tuesday on its proposed Clean Air Plan aimed at reducing carbon emissions from power plants. While Maine is not a hearing site, one member of Congress is making sure her voice is heard. Photo credit: Dori / Wikimedia Commons.

PORTLAND, Maine - The Environmental Protection agency (EPA) will begin holding a series of public hearings across the U.S. on Tuesday on the newly-announced Clean Air Plan, which aims to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels. The hearings are being held this week

PHOTO: Two Lights State Park in Cumberland County is among the beneficiaries of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Congress initially passed legislation creating the fund 50 years ago this week. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary of the vote in Congress which created the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on September 3, 1964, the fund uses royalty money from offshore oil and gas drilling for conservation and recreatio

PHOTO: Maine Conservation Voters has issued its annual scorecard showing how each of the state’s legislators voted on seven key environmental issues. The results are mixed. Courtesy MCV<br /><br />

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's environment scored some significant victories in the first half of the 126th legislative session and took some tough losses as well, according to the group Maine Conservation Voters. For the 27th year the group has issued a scorecard grading each state representative and se

PHOTO: Harvesting carrots at Wolfe's Neck Farm in Freeport. The Maine Coast Heritage Trust's Teen Agriculture Program benefitted from the Quality of Place Initiative. Courtesy Devin Altobello.

ELLSWORTH, Maine - Saving fish populations described as "at rock bottom;" helping kids learn how to grow vegetables in three-foot by five-foot gardens; and turning a vacant lot in the town of Biddeford into a public park and gathering place: just some of the wide-ranging work to come out of the Qual

PHOTO: The Portland-Maine pipeline, shown here crossing Coos County, NH, is cited in a petition calling on the federal government to issue stricter regulations for transporting tar sands oil from Western Canada across New England and the Midwest.

PORTLAND, Maine - More than 55 groups and individuals are petitioning the federal government to halt plans to pump corrosive tar-sands oil from Canada to American ports for export. Current regulations are inadequate, they say, and raise the risk of catastrophic spills. Petitioners are out to stop b

A moose in the distance at Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, ME. Scientists are anticipating some iconic Maine species will move northward due to global warming and they're working to ready resilient landscapes for them. Courtesy US Fish and Wildlife Service

YARMOUTH, Maine - They haven't left yet, but where will Maine's animals - and plants - go if the global climate continues warming? And which will be moving up to Maine from the south? Scientists and land management experts, including many in Maine, want to make sure enough "resilient landscapes" are

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

PORTLAND, Maine - The risks to water and wildlife if tar sands from Alberta are sent through an existing, aging pipeline across Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine to Portland harbor are detailed in a report being released today by 18 organizations in New England, the U.S., and Canada. The tar sands, w

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