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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2018 


As the DOJ tries a rare direct appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on DACA, a new report says border patrol agents have been vandalizing water left for migrants; also, on today's rundown a labor dispute in Minnesota could affect Super Bowl week; and the Interior decision nears on sage-grouse plans.

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Public News Service - NY: Energy Policy

After Superstorm Sandy, New York City launched a $20 billion program to improve protections from the impacts of climate change. (Bill de Blasio/Flickr)

NEW YORK – New York City has filed a lawsuit against five major oil companies for damages the city blames on climate change. Mayor Bill de Blasio says the companies intentionally misled the public to protect their profits and now they need to shoulder the cost of making the city safer. Fol

The state will solicit bids to procure 800 megawatts of offshore wind power, in both 2018 and 2019. (David_Kaspar/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for big advances in renewable energy in New York. In his State of the State address on Wednesday, Cuomo laid the groundwork for major investments in energy efficiency, energy storage and community solar. And, according to Joe Martens, director of the N

The extreme weather that hit the U.S. in 2017 included three major hurricanes. (WikiImages/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – Catastrophic hurricanes, severe flooding and raging wildfires fueled by drought have been prominent features of an eventful year for the environment. The Rainforest Trust's first-annual Environmental Year-in-Review put the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on figh

The developer has permits to build a 19.6 megawatt solar facility on the site. (mrganso/Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a bill that pitted developing new renewable energy sources against preserving open land. Senate Bill 6157 would have stopped a proposed solar power development in Suffolk County by expanding the Central Pine Barrens preservation area. In issuing

More than 7 million acres of grassland and forest has been converted to agricultural production for ethanol production. (GregMontani/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – The federal mandate to add ethanol to fuel has led to a big increase in climate disrupting pollution, according to new research from the University of Wisconsin. The Renewable Fuel Standard requires about 17 billion gallons of ethanol, derived mostly from corn, to be blended into

Reaching New York's clean energy goals will take about $30 billion a year in public and private investments, according to a new report. (josealbafotos/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – New York needs to dramatically increase public and private investments in clean energy to reach its renewable energy and carbon reduction goals, according to a new report from the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts. Gov. Andrew Cuomo want

In order to achieve its clean energy goals, New York state will need to develop more utility-scale renewable power. (makunin/Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. – State agencies, renewable energy developers and environmental groups are gathered in Albany Wednesday to look at how to achieve the state's renewable energy goals. The 11th annual Alliance for Clean Energy New York statewide conference features workshops and presentations on t

In 2016, for the first time, wind and solar made up more than 10 percent of all U.S. monthly electric generation. (Kenueone/Pixabay)

NEW YORK — Clean energy sources are growing much faster, and carbon emission reductions are larger than were predicted a decade ago. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council's fifth annual energy report, in 2016 the nation's installed solar energy capacity was 46 times greater tha

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