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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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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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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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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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Fracking opponents shift their focus to gas pipelines

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Hydro fracking has been banned in New York State for nearly a year now, but opponents of the natural gas extraction process have other concerns, including new pipelines.

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Report: Oil tankers won't be stored in ADKs

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Environmentalists were stunned this summer when they learned that Iowa Pacific Holdings, which leases/owns the railroad line from Saratoga to Tahawus, was considering storing empty oil tankers along an unused section of the tracks in Essex and Hamilton Counties.

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Protest in Albany over Cayuga Power Plant

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A small but passionate group of about 50 activists with the Sierra club, gathered on the southern lawn of Albany’s Academy Park to deliver a 14-thousand signed petitions demanding Governor Cuomo deny the bailout of the Cayuga Power Plant.

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New national carbon emission standards builds on Pataki era cap and trade program

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President Obama’s plan for national standards to curb power plant emissions is based, in part, on a cap and trade type program already existence in New York.

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DEC and DOT propose changes in Adirondack rail-trail debate

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The Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Transportation proposed changes to the Unit Management Plan for the Remsen to Lake Placid Travel Corridor.

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Assembly marks Earth Day by transition to paperless system

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Earth Day 2015 is also the first day that the New York State Assembly is transitioning to a paperless system. Assemblymembers have been given iPads to read bills electronically, and supporters say it will save millions of dollars, and trees.

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