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PNS Daily News - April 25, 2017 


Today’s rundown includes a variety of topics including: the White House might consider a border wall compromise to avoid a government shutdown: Pennsylvania lawmakers consider denying the public access to police cam video; and a look at the important role DNA plays in our lives.

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Public News Service - NY: Energy Policy

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has called for the development of 2.4 GW of offshore wind power by 2030. (Hans Hillewaert/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – Tomorrow is Earth Day and, though efforts to fight climate change are under attack in the nation's capital, here in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting high marks for his clean-energy initiatives. However, some in the environmental community say he needs to do more. They give C

Forty-seven people died from the 2013 derailment of an oil train in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. (Sûreté du Québec/Wikimedia Commons)

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Thousands of New Yorkers are asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reject two projects that would increase the flow of crude oil through Albany. A letter signed by more than 3,500 New Yorkers asked the governor to deny permits for construction of an oil facility at the Port of Albany, and th

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

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,

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

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

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