PNS Weekend Newscast - March 25th, 2017
Here's a look at the news we're covering: A big blow to the GOP and President Trump when the plan to replace Obama Care fails, A couple of new reports out on the state of water in the U.S show work needs to be done and budget cuts in one state are threatening those who are most vulnerable.
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
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. - 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
PORTSMOUTH, N. H. - From fishing to tourism, the Atlantic Ocean is responsible for pumping billions of dollars into New England. Many experts say reducing such ocean-related problems as pollution and over-fishing is vital to our economy, and a federal task force is seeking new ideas about how to acc
Concord, NH - A growing number of Americans support calls for more offshore drilling, but only when they're not given other choices. That's the finding of a new Sierra Club poll that shows 83 percent of Americans support a plan to end America's addiction to oil through investment in wind, solar and
Epsom, NH - Don't buy the hype. That's the message from a Granite State scientist about calls for more offshore oil drilling. A recent Rasmussen poll says 64 percent of Americans support new offshore drilling, and 42 percent call it the "best way to cut oil prices." But Eric Orff, a former New Hamp