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Former EPA Regional Administrator urges colleagues to "fight back"

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The former regional administrator of the EPA under President Obama, Judith Enck, says the new head of the EPA under President Trump, Scott Pruitt, threatens to roll back major environmental regulations, including climate change actions and pollution protections. Enck, in an interview with Karen DeWitt for public radio and tv, explains why she took the unprecedented step of signing on to a letter,

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Enck: New EPA head could be "one of the worst" in agency history

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"EPA is in for some real rough waters."

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Climate change activists want Governor Cuomo to do more

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Environmental groups are pushing Governor Cuomo to codify into law some of the steps he’s taken to protect the environment and cut down on pollution related to climate change.

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Boreas Ponds debate continues

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Should land be classified as "wild forest" or "wilderness?"

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North Country politics & environmental issues

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Mountain Lake PBS journalist Thom Hallock joins us to discuss North Country politics and environmental issues.

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Environmentalists urge Governor Cuomo to say no to the expansion of another pipeline

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Opponents of a pipeline expansion that would flow through vast portions of New York want the Cuomo Administration to deny a key permit that could result in a halt to the upgrade.

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The Wilderness Act 50 years later

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New York NOW has reached new heights....literally!

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Buffalo rebirth, first look at new ADK trails

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We have three interesting stories to tell in this edition of New York NOW.

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Studies show more health harms from PFOA

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The New York State Senate is expected to soon announce a date for a hearing on how the Cuomo Administration handled drinking water contamination in Hoosick Falls.

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Marchione discusses upcoming Hoosick Falls hearings

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Kathy Marchione, who represents the Hoosick Falls area, wouldn't say whether Republican state senators felt pressured to hold hearings into the region's water quality.

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A close look at "Toxic Risks"

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This week our media partner, the Times Union, has released a special report called 'Toxic Risks' which takes an in-depth look at some of the polluted Superfund sites across the Capital Region. Included in the investigative venture is a series of stories about the town of Hoosick Falls which has captured the environmental spotlight in 2016 due its water crisis.

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Hoosick Falls residents speak out on water crisis

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Last November, we took you to the small and rural village of Hoosick Falls, which was grappling with a report of contaminated water after elevated levels of the chemical perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA was detected in the water supply.

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Hoosick Residents meet with Governor Cuomo's top aid over water frustrations

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Hoosick Falls residents, worried about PFOA in their water systems and in their blood, according to recent tests, came to the Capitol to demand hearings on the Cuomo Administration's handling of the water crisis.

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Assemblyman 'furious' over Hoosick Falls water developments

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The assemblyman who represents Hoosick Falls, Steve McLaughlin is calling for a federal investigation after revelations that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration knew about elevated levels of a toxin in the village’s water for a year and a half before residents were warned.

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Spotlight on Adirondack issues

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This week marks the 23rd Annual Adirondack Research Consortium in Lake Placid. The focus will be on energy, water quality, climate change and the economy inside the Blue Line.

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