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PNS Daily Newscast - May 27, 2019 


The Brexit Party comes out on top in UK elections. Also, on our Monday rundown: South Dakota one of the states looking for emergency funding. Plus, we take you to one of the most dangerous states to drive over the long Memorial Day Weekend.

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Public News Service - ME: Environmental Justice

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

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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