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PNS Daily Newscast - May 22, 2018 


The Department of Justice bows to Trump demands – at least, in part. Also on the rundown: the latest Supreme Court ruling deemed a blow to workers' rights; plus a solar program back by popular demand.

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Public News Service - NY: Environment

Opponents of offshore drilling say a spill would devastate New York’s fishing and tourism industries. (U.S. Coast Guard)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo is advancing legislation designed to discourage oil and gas development in New York's coastal waters. The Trump administration wants to open up the Atlantic coast from Georgia to Maine to offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling. The governor's propose

More than one third of carbon pollution in New York state comes from the transportation sector. (Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo has promoted himself as a national leader in the fight against climate change, but environmentalists say he needs to put his words into action. The governor has endorsed policies that could significantly reduce the state's greenhouse-gas emissions, but critics

Buildings are the source of 59 percent of greenhouse-gas emissions statewide. (doublecmoney/Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. — Environmental advocates say new energy efficiency targets announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo fill in the missing piece in New York state's clean energy plan. The goal is to save energy equivalent to the amount used by 1.8 million homes by 2025. According to Anne Reynolds, executiv

Curbing nutrient pollution has reduced the size and duration of dead zones in Western Long Island Sound. (Barbara Edwards/Pixabay)

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. — A two-year study has found that seasonal levels of dissolved oxygen in parts of Long Island's Great South Bay fall too low to support sea life. Nitrogen pollution from septic systems and cesspools is the main culprit. Carl LoBue, New York Oceans Program director with The Na

Transportation is now the leading source of carbon pollution in the Northeast. (Tama66/Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. - Albany was the scene of the first in a series of public listening sessions to develop a multi-state plan for clean transportation. Transportation now is the leading source of greenhouse-gas emissions in the Northeast, accounting for about 40 percent of all carbon pollution. Last Nove

Carmakers can get credit toward meeting emission standards by selling more electric cars. (Joenomias/Pixabay)

NEW YORK - The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it intends to weaken Obama-era fuel-efficiency standards for cars and light trucks, but environmental groups say they'll fight back. The standards, finalized in January 2017, require new cars to average 50 miles per gallon by 2025. B

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces contracts for more than 3 million megawatt-hours of renewable energy. (governorandrewcuomo/Flickr)

NEW YORK – The state has taken a major step toward reaching its goal of 50 percent renewable energy by 2030. New York has awarded almost $1.5 billion in contracts for 26 large-scale renewable energy projects across the state. According to Anne Reynolds, executive director of the Alliance f

Transportation and buildings account for almost 80 percent of carbon emissions in the state of New York. (Free-Photos/Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. — Climate activists delivered a symbolic $7-billion check to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday, saying that's what New York stands to gain through a corporate polluter fee. The activists had just attended the Environmental Conservation Committee's budget hearing. According to Dan Sh

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