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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 a health care bill; and wildlife takes over a Florida school.

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Public News Service - NY: Environmental Justice

Advocates at the State Capitol displayed a mosaic of New Yorkers who want “people’s commissioners” on the Public Service Commission. (K. Roache)<br />

ALBANY, N.Y. – The people need a voice on the Public Service Commission. That's the message community leaders delivered to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday. Three of the five seats on the powerful Public Service Commission are vacant, and they're usually filled with people who represent the needs

Community solar can help low-income New Yorkers get all the benefits of clean energy. (Andrewglaser/English Wikipedia)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Environmental advocates want money from state climate pollution reduction efforts to fund direct grants for community solar. The state Assembly's budget bill would dedicate $23 million collected through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI for grants to bring solar

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

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

Repealing the ACA could result in eliminating benefits such as rehabilitation therapy. (Roger Mommaerts/Flickr)

NEW YORK - Advocates for people with disabilities say dismantling the Affordable Care Act would be catastrophic for them. Repealing the ACA would turn back the clock on progress toward increasing independence and opportunities for this population over the last quarter-century, said Susan Dooha, exe

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.

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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