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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Public News Service - NY: Environment

The clock is ticking for a measure that would make it easier for locals in Westchester and Putnam Counties to preserve open spaces and historic places. Governor Spitzer has until midnight Thursday morning to sign the Hudson Valley Community Preservation Act into law. Katherine Nadeau with Environmen

Wednesday's steam pipe explosion in New York City has left behind a cloud of debris, asbestos, and uncertainty about the reliability of the nation's aging infrastructure. Laura Haight with the New York Public Interest Research Group says exposure to asbestos dust is one of the big problems, and clea

New York could be left "high and dry" when it comes to future drinking water, and a key source of power unless lawmakers sign off on an 8-state agreement in the special session. Both the Senate and Assembly had reached agreement for New York to sign onto the Great Lakes Compact, which is a regional

New Yorkers who are concerned about climate change will be calling for Congress to take action this weekend to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent by the year 2050. One of the most dramatic events will be in the city, where a "Sea of People" will outline how much of lower Manhattan could be lost t

Did they run out of time last week, or did politics delay the confirmation of Assemblyman Pete Grannis (D-Manhattan) as head of the Department of Environment Conservation (DEC)? Grannis has long environmental credentials, but faces opposition from the gun lobby. The matter heats up again Tuesday. S

While education and tax breaks garnered the biggest headlines, Governor Spitzer's $120 billion budget also proposed significant funding for the environment to help protect New York's water supplies and recapture money for the state that's now going to big beverage companies. Rob Moore with Environm

President Bush plans to use New York as the backdrop for a major speech on the economy today, and he is expected to get a harsh critique during his visit. The speech will bring the president close to Ground Zero and highlight his administration's track record over the past five years in responding

New York, NY - Taxi operators who made an investment in environmentally friendly hybrid-electric cabs are getting a break. The New York City Council voted to extend the operational life of those cabs, which means operators can keep them on the street longer and get a bigger return on their investmen

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