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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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NEW YORK - Manufacturers of household cleaning products are being asked to come clean - as to what exactly goes into their products and what risks they pose. Environmentalists say New York law requires manufacturers to give up the goods on what goes into household cleaners. Kathy Curtis, policy di

NEW YORK, NY - The air surrounding the Lafarge Cement plant in Ravena, New York, and Lafarge plants in 11 other states, will be cleaner under a settlement announced Thursday by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. Lafarge is agreeing to pay $5 million in fines and to cease emitting 35,000 tons of pollutio

NEW YORK - According to the American Lung Association (ALA), air pollution endangers the lives of 12 million New Yorkers in 30 counties, and the group says the situation is getting even worse as a result of the state's budget troubles. Michael Seilback, ALA vice president for public policy in New Y

NEW YORK - Usually politicians like to get awards. But not this one. It's called the "Oil Slick Award" and it's given to officials who are regarded as doing the worst job protecting the environment. The winner this year is New York state Senator Craig Johnson, Democrat of Garden City on Long Island.

NEW YORK - Mr. Clean, Murphy Oil Soap and Swiffer get their day in court today, as the makers of those and many other household cleaning products answer a lawsuit demanding disclosure of what dangerous chemicals - if any - they contain. Representing a half-dozen health and environmental groups, Keri

ALBANY, N.Y. - Spills of cancer-causing chemicals at a natural gas drilling site in Pennsylvania have some New Yorkers more worried than ever about planned drilling in New York's Marcellus Shale geological formation. They say drilling service companies like Halliburton need to reveal what chemicals

NEW YORK - Advocates for people with disabilities have spotted a flaw in the health care reform bill proposed by Sen. Max Baucus they say could throw a barrier in front of those who rely in Medicaid for things they need to function. Susan Dooha, executive director of the Center for Independence of

ALBANY, NY - President Obama's speech to Congress Wednesday night was "encouraging" according to AARP New York, which counts some 2.6 million New Yorkers 50 and older among its membership. Legislative representative Bill Ferris applauded the President's pledge to strengthen Medicare, fill the gap in

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