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PNS Daily News - June 28, 2017 


Here’s a look at what’s making headlines: Republicans scramble after a vote on health care delayed; a Clean Water Rule repeal comes under scrutiny; and a chemical in a common weed killer declared a carcinogen by California.

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Public News Service - NY: Water

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

PFOA was first detected in Hoosick Falls' drinking water in 2014. (Doug Kerr/Flickr)

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. – Residents of Hoosick Falls are on edge after new tests found extremely high levels of a toxic chemical. Elevated levels of perfluorooctanoic acid or (PFOA), a chemical linked to cancer, were found in Hoosick Falls' drinking water three years ago. Now results from new

Yes, it's back. Algal blooms from nitrogen pollution can lead to massive fish kills in Long Island harbors and bays. (NOAA)

NEW YORK - Clean water "Depends On Us." That's the message of an ongoing campaign to raise public awareness about the impact of nitrogen from septic systems on Long Island waters. Home septic systems are the primary source of nitrogen pollution on Long Island, both in ground water and in the bays a

NEW YORK - Tracking down information on potential contamination in your drinking water in New York just got easier. Finding federal and state water-quality test results can be difficult and confusing, so the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) has assembled a new online resource, calle

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

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

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