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Two views on how New York can influence fossil fuel companies

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Some lawmakers are pressing the state’s Comptroller to divest the state’s pension fund from the fossil fuel industry. But Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he believes he can be more effective in changing the company’s behavior by acting from the inside.

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Report finds delays in oil spill clean ups in New York

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Environmental advocates say that New York State officials could do a better job of cleaning up pollution sites caused by the fossil fuels industry that they say in some cases, have dragged on for decades. Cuomo’s environmental aides defend their record.

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Indian Point closing worries local community

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Plant set to shut down by 2021.

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Plan 2014: Managing water levels for Lake Ontario/St. Lawrence River

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The controversial plan goes into effect in January.

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Two years into fracking ban, use of natural gas rising

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Two years ago, the state banned hydro-fracking of natural gas within the state’s borders. But a group of Cornell scientists who study the effects of climate change say New Yorkers are using more natural gas than ever.

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What are our top three most viewed programs in 2015?

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At each mid-point of the year we're always interested in going back and looking at which programs got the most play on our website.

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Watch: Comptroller DiNapoli, Hudson River Health

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Karen DeWitt discusses the health of our state finances with longtime State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

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Schneiderman discusses fantasy football, VW probes

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Watch our interview with two-term Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

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Top 10 most popular programs from 2015

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2015 will most be remembered for the shocking fall of both legislative leaders. Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos were both convicted on corruption charges in December.

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RNC analysis; Lack of buzz hurting farmers

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This week we bring you extensive analysis of the Republican National Convention where Donald Trump became the official GOP nominee for president.

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Groups call nuke plant bail out a 'tax' on ratepayers

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Some environmental groups say Governor Cuomo’s administration should reconsider an $8 billion dollar bail out of three upstate nuclear power plants. They say the cost will be passed on to ratepayers.

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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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Lawmakers, environmentalists, urge Cuomo administration to ban oil and gas drilling wastewater

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A group of state lawmakers is teaming up with environmental groups to ask Governor Cuomo’s administration to ban the use of waste water from hydrofracking and other oil and gas extraction from being spread on public roadways.

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Cuomo officials grilled on Hoosick Falls water crisis

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Governor Andrew Cuomo’s health commissioner faced an intense grilling from lawmakers Wednesday at a joint hearing on how the administration handled water contamination in the eastern New York village of Hoosick Falls.

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Tedisco focuses on water infrastructure needs

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Problems with water infrastructure have plagued communities across the state this year, particularly in the Capital Region.

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