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PNS Daily News- February 15, 2019 


Shutdown averted and a national emergency declaration; A push in Iowa for virtual caucus attendance for 2020 primaries; and concerns about legislation that could hide oil pipeline records. Those stories and more in today’s news.

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Public News Service - ME: Environmental Justice

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

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

PORT CLYDE, Maine - This week marks the start of year two of the sometimes-controversial "sector management" plan for commercial fishing in local waters, and catch limits are up for most types of local groundfish. Gary Libby, a fisherman from Port Clyde, says he prefers the sector management plan,

PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine company which is cutting toxic chemicals from its products is being featured in a new report that highlights 14 firms around the nation which are managing to help people as well as their bottom lines. Steve Taylor, Environmental Health Strategy Center program director, say

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

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