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PNS Daily Newscast - May 27, 2019 


The Brexit Party comes out on top in UK elections. Also, on our Monday rundown: South Dakota one of the states looking for emergency funding. Plus, we take you to one of the most dangerous states to drive over the long Memorial Day Weekend.

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Public News Service - NY: Environmental Justice

Community solar lets low-income New Yorkers benefit from generating renewable energy. (Petr Kratochvil/publicdomainpictures.net)

NEW YORK – Solar energy advocates say the Public Service Commission needs to fix a proposal to change how much New Yorkers are paid for contributing renewable energy to the electrical grid. Community solar lets those who don't own rooftops or land band together to share a solar installation.

Under the agreement, both Indian Point reactors will be closed by 2021. (Tony Fischer/flickr.com)

NEW YORK – Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed Monday that New York state has reached an agreement with Entergy to permanently shut down the Indian Point nuclear power plant over the next four years. Under the agreement, the Indian Point Two reactor will shut down in 2020 and Indian Point Three the f

The Atlantic canyons are considered hotspots of biodiversity. (tpsdave/Pixabay)

NEW YORK — President Obama has designated hundreds of millions of acres of federally-owned Atlantic and Arctic waters off-limits to oil and gas leasing. Citing the extreme difficulty of cleaning up oil spills in the Arctic, the White House announcement, issued late Tuesday, protects large po

A bill would require the state of New York to get 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2050. (epicantus/pixabay.com)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Environmentalists want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to make fighting global climate change New York state law in the coming year. In response to the nomination of climate change deniers to President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet, more than 100 organizations are asking the governor to incl

RGGI states are considering doubling annual reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. (digifly840/Pixabay)

NEW YORK - A coalition of environmental groups, labor unions and community organizations wants Governor Andrew Cuomo to make environmental justice a priority in plans to combat climate change. A draft plan for compliance with the EPA's Clean Power Plan is due later this month. Mark Kresowik, regio

Low-income New Yorkers face barriers to participation in shared renewable energy projects.  (MrRenewables/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – The Public Service Commission has rejected proposals for helping low-income New Yorkers participate in shared renewable energy. When the Shared Renewables Initiative was enacted last year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said everyone would have access to clean, affordable power. The PSC conv

Solar power should be accessible to apartment dwellers and low-income New Yorkers. (cverkest/pixabay.com)

NEW YORK - Clean energy advocates want the Public Service Commission to release its plan to make solar power accessible to all New Yorkers. The PSC launched its Shared Renewables Initiative last year, with the goal of making solar power available to everyone regardless of where they live, especially

Under the 1976 law the EPA was unable to regulate asbestos. (Ktorbeck/Wikimedia Commons).

NEW YORK - The first major overhaul of the federal Toxic Substances Control Act is now law. President Obama signed the legislation Wednesday, vastly expanding the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to test and regulate the thousands of chemicals in daily use. Liz Hitchcock, the legislative

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