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PNS Daily Newscast - August 22, 2018 


Manafort and Cohen guilty as charged. Also on the Wednesday rundown: Federal figures predict little boost for coal jobs, while EPA admits its new coal rules endanger health; and it turns out drivers want better MPG despite Trump fuel-standard rollbacks.

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PHOTO: Aqueduct Racetrack, the focus of Gov. Cuomo's task force investigation. Courtesy NYRA

ALBANY, N.Y. - Twenty-four horses a week die at American racetracks, according to one account. New York may bolt to the front in an effort to reduce racehorse deaths, thanks to the release of a task force report on the deaths of 21 horses at Aqueduct Racetrack last year. The report shows 11 of the

Truck usage at a typical fracking site. Photo courtesy U.S.D.O.I.

DRYDEN, N.Y. - It's been one year since the town board of Dryden, a rural community near Ithaca with a population of 14,000, passed a zoning ordinance prohibiting oil and gas drilling, including hydraulic fracturing, so-called fracking. While they await the appeal of a lawsuit by an oil and gas comp

PHOTO: The slaughtering of Canada Geese in New York City, Westchester County, and elsewhere continues to bring protests.

NEW YORK - The slaughter of Canada geese in New York City, Westchester County and elsewhere continues to bring protests from critics who say they agree that the danger the birds pose to airliners is real, but killing the geese is not the answer. After the 2009 "Miracle on the Hudson," in which a go

ALBANY, N.Y. - Spring came in at 1:14 this morning in New York, and for those who make a custom of doing spring cleaning, the dangerous chemicals in some household cleaners could turn this vernal quarter into a sad season. Twenty-one groups have sent a letter to New York's top environmental watchdog

NEW YORK - Love wasn't the only thing in the air on Valentines Day. Soot, smoke and other airborne particles are the target of a lawsuit which parallels one filed a few days ago by New York's attorney general and his colleagues in 10 other states. The American Lung Association and the National Park

MEREDITH, N.Y. - President Obama got bipartisan applause during his State of the Union address when he called for an all-out clean-energy initiative. But a new film serves as a cautionary tale. Like many of her neighbors in Meredith, a small town near Oneonta, filmmaker Laura Israel was thrilled to

ALBANY, N.Y. - Critics of fracking are to protest today at Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "State of the State address, hoping to tell the governor that he should slow the rush toward horizontal drilling for natural gas in New York's Marcellus Shale. Meanwhile, those worried about fracking's impact on New York

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency's hands would be tied, leaving it unable to protect New York's streams and rivers as drinking-water sources. Invasive species in ships' ballast would continue to be dumped into lakes Erie and Ontario. Those would be the effects of just two of nearly 4

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