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PNS Weekend Newscast - July 22nd, 2017 


Here's a look at what we're covering: The new White House communications director is expressing his love and loyalty to Donald Trump, more meetings between then Senator Jeff Sessions and the Russians being disclosed, and environmental groups say drilling in New York has contaminated wells.

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Public News Service - NY: Environment

The Water Walk for Life will travel 170 miles in 13 days, following the proposed pipeline route. (Andy Cross)

NEW YORK -- On Saturday, a Buddhist nun will begin a 13-day, 170-mile Water Walk for Life to protest a proposed dual pipeline from Albany to New Jersey. Jun Yasuda, a world renowned environmental and human rights activist, will be leading the walk. According to George Cho, a spokesman for Water Wa

After years of dredging, Hudson River sediment still is contaminated with PCBs. (Peretz Partensky/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK - The cleanup isn't over until human health is protected. That's the message environmental groups want the Environmental Protection Agency to hear about General Electric's remediation of the Hudson River. The groups are to hold a public workshop and rally this evening in Saratoga Springs,

Reducing ozone will require new sources to use the best emissions-control technology. (Ozzy Delaney/Flickr)

NEW YORK – A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Washington asks the federal courts to stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s delay in implementing revised smog standards. The EPA itself estimates that when communities meet the 2015 standards it will prevent 230,000 asthma attacks and 160,0

The Environmental Protection Agency suspended rules that limit pollution from new oil and gas facilities. (Scott L/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – A federal appeals court in Washington has dealt a blow to the Trump administration’s plans to roll back environmental regulations. Last month, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt imposed a 90-day moratorium on rules regulating emissions from new oil and gas wells, then proposed e

Highly radioactive fuel rods currently are stored on site in spent fuel pools or dry cask storage. (NRC)

NEW YORK – A bill reviving plans to ship thousands of tons of highly radioactive waste thousands of miles by road, rail and barge may come up for a vote in the House this month. HR 3053 passed the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee last week, breathing new life into cancelled plans for a

The EPA’s Superfund could be cut, leaving sites in New York still awaiting cleanup. (Peak Player/Wikimedia Commons)

ALBANY, N.Y. – More than 100 New York organizations have launched a Campaign to Save the EPA. Environmentalists, doctors, public health and civic groups from across the state have joined together to educate and mobilize New Yorkers. Peter Iwanowicz, executive director of the group Environmen

Since 2005, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative states have reduced carbon emissions by 40 percent. (PublicDomainPictures)

NEW YORK - President Trump may try to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, but the states that already are cutting emissions wield a lot of political and economic power. Nine states, including New York, participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a mandatory, market-based program t

The president's proposed budget boosts defense spending while cutting social safety-net programs. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

NEW YORK – An annual gathering of mayors from around the country is calling on Congress to reverse course by moving funding out of the military budget and into human and environmental needs. The U.S. Conference of Mayors on Monday unanimously passed three resolutions opposing deep cuts in so

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