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PNS Daily Newscast - March 23, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown: President Trump takes to the phone in last minute attempts to urge GOP members to back Ryancare; We take a closer look at what A.C.A. repeal could mean to the health of kids in North Carolina; plus an unusual plea from New York millionaires – please raise our taxes.

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Public News Service - NY: Climate Change/Air Quality

The Climate and Community Protection Act called for 100 percent renewable energy in the state of New York by 2050. (Kenueone/pixabay.com)

NEW YORK -- The state budget must fight climate change and create green jobs - that's the message labor union leaders are sending to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. With the Trump administration rolling back federal programs to combat climate change, leaders of a half dozen labor unions have written a letter t

Indian Point's electricity can be replaced by solar, wind and energy efficiency, advocates say. (skeeze/pixabay.com)

NEW YORK – The Indian Point nuclear power plant is slated to close by 2021, and a recent report says that electricity can be replaced with clean energy. The report, from the Natural Resources Defense Council and Riverkeeper, says the power can be replaced by a combination of increased energy e

Activists say holding the fossil-fuel industry accountable is critical to combating climate change. (NYPIRG)

NEW YORK – A letter signed by more than 350 groups was delivered on Wednesday to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, urging him to continue his investigation of Exxon Mobil. Scheiderman has subpoenaed the oil giant, asking for documents showing it committed fraud by hiding what it knows about

NY Renews, a coalition of more than 100 organizations, rallies in Albany on Monday. (New York Renews)

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

The order requires regulations to only consider cost, not the value of protections. (CGP Grey /flickr.com )

NEW YORK – Public-interest law, environmental and labor groups are suing to stop the Trump administration's executive order to cut government regulations. The order, signed January 30th, requires federal agencies to eliminate two existing regulations for every new one enacted. New regulation

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.

Cuomo is calling for 2,400 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2030. (NHD-INFO/Wikimedia Commons)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting high praise for his support of offshore wind farms, but some environmental groups say he could do more. In his series of >State of the State reports delivered around New York, the governor has called for approval of a 90-megawatt wind farm off Long

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

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