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Gibson on why he supports the ban on hydrofracking

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Rep. Chris Gibson bucked many in his party recently by supporting the ban on hydraulic fracturing in New York State.

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Fractivists say NY's ban is influencing moratorium decisions elsewhere

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There’s word that the commissioner of the state’s environmental agency is leaving, just two days after Joe Martens issued the final environmental impact statement banning hydro fracking in New York. The final report on fracking is a signal for others to move on as well.

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Purifying maple syrup in the Hudson Valley

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This week on the Innovation Trail we'll introduce you to a one-of-a-kind maple syrup producer in Dutchess County.

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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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State announces largest Adirondack land acquisition in over 100 years

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Governor Andrew Cuomo, a self-proclaimed lover of the Adirondacks, announced the completion of the largest land acquisition inside the Blue Line in more than a century with the 20,758-acres Boreas Pond Tract.

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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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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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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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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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Budget funds to create logger training program

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Take a look at what a small fraction of the $142 billion spending plan is helping create - a logger training program.

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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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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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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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Gas pipeline opponents hope to influence NY presidential primary

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Fracktivists, as anti hydro- fracking activists are called, hope to play a role in New York’s Presidential primary.

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