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PNS Weekend Newscast - June 25th, 2017 


Here's what we're covering.....Another Republican has come out against President Trump's healthcare bill, advocates across the country are speaking out about the new GOP plan for healthcare, and actor Johnny Depp is apologizing for joking around the President Donald Trump should be assassinated

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Public News Service - NY: Climate Change/Air Quality

In January, LIPA approved construction of the nationís largest offshore wind farm. (David Dixon/Wikimedia Commons)

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – The Long Island Power Authority and PSE&G Integrated Resource Plan is getting high marks from environmental, labor and business groups. The plan was five years in the making and gives an in-depth analysis of Long Island's energy needs over the next 30 years. It recommends d

Low-income communities of color largely have been shut out of advances in clean energy technology. (brian kusler/Flickr)

NEW YORK – Consumer advocates have renewed their call for a people's commissioner to serve on the state's Public Service Commission. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has chosen nominees for two of the three vacant seats on the PSC: John Rhodes, the current head of the New York State Energy Research and Dev

The RFPs will bring an additional 2.5 million megawatt-hours of renewable energy per year. (John S. Quarterman/Flickr)

NEW YORK – New York State will be purchasing a record amount of renewable energy to help reach the state's clean energy standard goals. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the New York Power Authority have announced plans to purchase Renewable Energy Certificates

Victims of Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Irene urge passage of the Climate and Community Protection Act. (Travis Proulx)

NEW YORK – New Yorkers affected by climate change were in Albany this week, calling on state legislators to turn the state's clean energy goals into law. People from across the state gathered in the capital to urge passage of the Climate and Community Protection Act, or CCPA. Dan Sherrell,

President Donald Trump insists the Paris Climate Agreement will hurt the U.S. economy. (whiteHouse.gov)

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump's announcement that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement has drawn sharp criticism from scientists and environmentalists. The announcement wasn't a surprise. Trump frequently derided the agreement as a "job killer" during his p

New York's plan limits emissions from new and existing oil and gas infrastructure. (Roy Luck/Flickr)

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York state has taken a major step forward in the fight against climate change with a new program to reduce methane emissions. Methane is the main component of natural gas. It leaks from pipelines and other gas infrastructure, and large amounts are generated by decomposing

The analysis says distributed solar power in New York can grow by nearly 13,000 megawatts by 2030. (Bernd/Flickr)

NEW YORK - Stepping up efforts to move to a clean-energy future in New York and six New England states can put a major milestone within reach, according to a new analysis from the Acadia Center. The group's "EnergyVision 2030" report shows how the Northeast can accelerate cuts in carbon emissions t

A new lawsuit contends drilling for oil in the Atlantic Ocean would threaten critical habitat for whales, fish and coral. (NOAA)

NEW YORK – Environmental groups and Alaska Native Americans say President Donald Trump has exceeded his authority by reversing the ban on drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, and they're suing to stop him. The permanent ban, instituted by President Barack Obama, applies to 31 biologic

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