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PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2019 


President Trump's reported to be ready to sign disaster relief bill without money for border security. Also on the Friday rundown: House bills would give millions a path to citizenship; and remembering California’s second-deadliest disaster.

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Public News Service - NH: Energy Policy

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. Courtesy NWF.

LITTLETON, N.H. - More than 55 groups and individuals are petitioning the federal government to halt the planned pumping of 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

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.

EPSOM, N.H. – Training for how to clean up tar sands oil spills began in Portland, Maine this week (Tuesday and Wednesday), following an announcement by the Canadian pipeline company Enbridge a week ago that it wants to reverse its pipeline eastward to Montreal. That could bring tar sands oil

CONCORD, N.H. - 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, whi

CONCORD, N.H. - Voter identification, "Right to Work" and repealing the RGGI (Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative). If you look at legislation making its way through the New Hampshire legislature these days and compare it with that in some other states, you will see many of the same bills, almost wor

CONCORD, N.H. - A planned pipeline to carry tar sands from Alberta into the United States threatens New Hampshire's clean-energy future, according to 38 citizens' groups from northeastern states which are calling on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to stop the pipeline at the Canadian border. The

CONCORD, N.H. - State legislators are considering an exit from a 10-state carbon cap-and-trade program, but its supporters say such a pullout would hurt the environment and the state's economy. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), which passed in 2008, has been targeted by some Republica

CONCORD, N.H. - What is known as the "lame duck" Congress heads back to Washington, D.C., on Monday, which means some members will be finishing the last two months of their term and will not be returning next session. Many see this time as the least productive for outgoing legislators, which is why

DURHAM, N.H. - As the oil spill in the Gulf continues, some say "drill baby drill" while others say "chill." Many reasons exist for the opposing beliefs, according to a report released by the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. Professor Larry Hamilton, the lead author and a senio

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