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PNS Daily Newscast - May 22, 2018 


The Department of Justice bows to Trump demands – at least, in part. Also on the rundown: the latest Supreme Court ruling deemed a blow to worker’s rights; plus a solar program back by popular demand.

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Public News Service - NY: Energy Policy

Opponents of offshore drilling say a spill would devastate New York’s fishing and tourism industries. (U.S. Coast Guard)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo is advancing legislation designed to discourage oil and gas development in New York's coastal waters. The Trump administration wants to open up the Atlantic coast from Georgia to Maine to offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling. The governor's propose

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

Buildings are the source of 59 percent of greenhouse-gas emissions statewide. (doublecmoney/Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. — Environmental advocates say new energy efficiency targets announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo fill in the missing piece in New York state's clean energy plan. The goal is to save energy equivalent to the amount used by 1.8 million homes by 2025. According to Anne Reynolds, executiv

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces contracts for more than 3 million megawatt-hours of renewable energy. (governorandrewcuomo/Flickr)

NEW YORK – The state has taken a major step toward reaching its goal of 50 percent renewable energy by 2030. New York has awarded almost $1.5 billion in contracts for 26 large-scale renewable energy projects across the state. According to Anne Reynolds, executive director of the Alliance f

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

In 2016 alone, National Park Service sites, such as the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site in New York City, contributed $35 billion to the U.S. economy. (Elisa.rolle/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – Members of the New York congressional delegation, New York City lawmakers and conservation groups celebrated President's Day weekend by calling on Congress to fund nearly $1 billion in deferred maintenance at National Park Service sites across the state. Marcia Argust, director of

Whales and dolphins are returning to the Long Island coast as fish populations rebound. (shadowfaxone/Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. — Environmental groups say a proposal to allow oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic Coast poses real risks to New York. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management holds a public hearing on the draft plan in Albany today. The proposal, issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior, w

A carbon tax could be used to help reduce pollution from carbon-based fuels such as gasoline. (Free-Photos/Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. – State lawmakers have launched a multistate coalition to collaborate on legislation to combat carbon pollution. The Carbon Costs Coalition includes legislators from nine states, including New York. It will help those legislators design strategies to reduce carbon emissions and

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