PNS Daily Newscast - August 16, 2019.
Charter-school reforms are in the works; and green-card applicants face hurdles with new federal changes. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes, "This is PNS.")
ALBANY, N.Y. – Labor and community groups along with clean-energy advocates rallied in Albany on Monday, asking lawmakers to make legislation that would help fight climate change part of the state budget. Carrying orange life preservers with the words "Save Our Future," the group gathered as
NEW YORK - Advocates for people with disabilities say dismantling the Affordable Care Act would be catastrophic for them. Repealing the ACA would turn back the clock on progress toward increasing independence and opportunities for this population over the last quarter-century, said Susan Dooha, exe
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.
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
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
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
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
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