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PNS Daily Newscast - June 26, 2019 


Mueller to testify in open session; migrant children returned to troubled detention center; plus ending the school-to-prison pipeline, and seeking justice for Native Americans killed at Wounded Knee.

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Public News Service - NY: Urban Planning/Transportation

Three-quarters of New York City subway stations still are inaccessible for wheelchair users. (Tdorante10 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)])

NEW YORK — A federal class-action lawsuit claims New York City's subway system has broken the law by failing to make stations wheelchair accessible. The lawsuit was filed by the group Disability Rights Advocates on behalf of individual plaintiffs and a coalition of disability organizations.

Good news for New York City residents in wheelchairs: The city has agreed to survey crosswalks citywide and schedule repairs of missing or damaged curb cuts. (Steve Buissinne/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – Advocates for people with disabilities are calling the settlement of two class-action lawsuits in New York City "historic." The agreement is good news for members of the city's disability community, who have struggled with missing or deteriorating curb cuts, missing detectable traf

Contracts for the first 800 megawatts of New York offshore wind power may be signed by June. (PTNorbert/Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. - Renewable-energy advocates are giving Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Green New Deal" high marks. Cuomo outlined his legislative agenda for the first 100 days of 2019 on Monday, including a call for addressing climate change by achieving 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2040. New York's c

Transportation is now the biggest source of greenhouse-gas emissions. (Pxhere)

NEW YORK – City officials and environmentalists say the EPA's plan to freeze the fuel-efficiency standard is bad for public health, the environment and consumers. After months of wrangling, the EPA on Thursday released its plan to freeze the fuel-efficiency standards for cars and light truck

Formula E Championship electric race cars are helping speed the transition to zero-emission vehicles.  (Andrea Sears)

NEW YORK - Cities and states are using their collective influence to speed up the transition to electric vehicles. This weekend is the second running of the Formula E Championship, 10 teams driving electric cars in a race along the Brooklyn waterfront. On Tuesday, against that backdrop, The Climate

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

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

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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