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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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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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Enck: New EPA head could be "one of the worst" in agency history

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"EPA is in for some real rough waters."

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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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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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