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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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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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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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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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The Wilderness Act 50 years later

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

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