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PNS Daily Newscast - April 28, 2017 


In focus on our rundown today: President Trump says he’ll “renegotiate” NAFTA rather than pull out; Texas groups oppose Congress’ second try at health care bill; and wildlife takes over a Florida school.

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Public News Service - NY: Water

The Northern Access Pipeline route would have crossed the Cattaraugus Creek Basin Aquifer system. (Antepenultimate/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK - Environmentalists are celebrating Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to block construction of a 99-mile pipeline through western New York. The 24-inch Northern Access Pipeline would carry natural gas from Pennsylvania to Canada. But late Friday, while all eyes were on the state budget process,

The budget includes $110 million to protect drinking water at the source. (Visit Finger Lakes/Flickr)

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York's environment will get a big boost in the new state budget. While the last details of the state-spending plan still are being nailed down, the budget extender bills passed Monday include what environmentalists are calling historic investments in clean water, natural r

With 1,700 miles of coastline, water clarity affects the value of many Long Island homes. (Doug Kerr/flickr.com)

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. – A new survey shows that improving water quality not only helps the environment, it raises property values too. Most of the water pollution problems on Long Island are from on-site residential waste disposal systems such as septic tanks and cesspools. The study, conducted

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

Hoosick Falls resident Ashlynn Sagendorf has a PFOA level of 31. The national average is 2. (EANY/EffectiveNY)

ALBANY, N.Y. - New Yorkers have a right to clean water, clean air and a safe climate, according to the message of a new advertising campaign launched this week. The groups Environmental Advocates of New York and Effective NY have joined forces to push for amending the state constitution to include a

The Atlantic canyons are considered hotspots of biodiversity. (tpsdave/Pixabay)

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

Constructed wetlands are an efficient and economical way to treat wastewater. (Lloyd roz /Wikimedia Commons)

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. – Grant money and matching funds totaling almost $260,000 will fund a demonstration project using plant life to treat waste water on Long Island. The project is designed to show that a natural alternative to traditional waste treatment in cesspools can effectively remo

State officials say General Electric's $1.6 billion cleanup of the Hudson River has not lowered PCBs to safe levels. (Peretz Partensky/Wikimedia Commons)

ALBANY, N.Y. - State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has told the Environmental Protection Agency that it cannot legally certify that General Electric has completed its cleanup of PCBs in the Hudson River. In a letter to the EPA regional administrator, Schneiderman said the agency hasn't proved

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