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New York's plan to combat climate change is still on track

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Governor Cuomo says he’ll sign an executive order committing the state to meet the Paris accord standards, calling President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the agreement “reckless” and “irresponsible.”

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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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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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Jay continues to struggle after Tropical Storm Irene

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Tropical Storm Irene happened almost a year ago, but the remnants still remain in one Adirondack town.

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Upstate New York responds to tropical storms

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State Director of Operations Howard Glaser discusses the response to Hurricane Irene.

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Both sides, awaiting fracking decision, air competing ads

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Groups for and against fracking are gearing up for an announcement by Governor Cuomo’s environmental officials on whether the natural gas drilling process will be permitted in New York on a limited basis.

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State still awaiting fracking decision

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Governor Cuomo’s health commissioner is expected to release a health report on hydraulic fracturing soon, at least according to a timetable announced in late February.

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Proposed pipelines cause controversy in upstate

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Environmentalists cheered last December when Health Commissioner Howard Zucker urged Governor Cuomo to prohibit hydraulic fracturing for natural gas because of unknown health risks it posed to New Yorkers.

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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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WATCH: No pipeline - FERC

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Saying the proposed pipelines are all one system, just like the nations rivers or even our arteries, activists from across the northeast gathered on the east steps of New York’s State Capitol to protest the expansion of natural gas pipelines.

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Hoosick Falls students ask Cuomo to give them a clean water supply

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High schoolers in Hoosick Falls say they are tired of the slow response by the adults in the community, and government, to toxic substance PFOA which has infiltrated the village water system and made it unsafe to drink. They took matters into their own hands, holding a press conference and calling on Governor Cuomo personally to act.

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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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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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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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