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Health & Environment
10:17 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Oversight board approves Cuomo's loan request for Tappan Zee Bridge

A key oversight board approved half of the amount Governor Cuomo had sought for a loan from a clean water fund to help pay for the construction of the Tappan Zee Bridge. But the meeting included accusations from a board member that Cuomo Administration officials are trying to hide bad news about future toll hikes on the bridge and the rest of the New York State Thruway.

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Legislation & Policy
9:18 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Groups urge no vote on Tappan Zee Bridge loan

Environmentalists are urging a key review board to vote no on a request from the Cuomo Administration to help finance the rebuilding of a major Thruway bridge with a fund designed for municipal clean water projects.  

Governor Cuomo’s administration wants to use money from a revolving loan fund, designed to help local governments keep their sewer and water treatment systems up to date and their drinking water clean, to instead help pay for the massive Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project.

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Health & Environment
9:12 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Health care professionals opposed to fracking urge Cuomo Adm. to look at more research

A group of health care professionals are seeking a meeting with Governor Cuomo’s health department, saying they have compiled a compendium of new and on going research  that highlights numerous health risks associated with hydrofracking.

The health experts, including a doctor, a veterinarian, and a Cornell University medical professor,  have requested a meeting with Governor Cuomo’s acting  health commissioner , Dr. Howard Zucker, to go over the growing number of studies that indicate numerous health risks associated with fracking.

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Health & Environment
9:20 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Update: State proposes changes to Remsen-Lake Placid Rail Corridor

Here's an update to a story we brought you last October on the rail-trail debate in the Adirondacks.  

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Health & Environment
8:49 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

EPA's Judith Enck talks climate change

Jenna Flanagan interviews the EPA's Judith Enck

Want to bring up a discussion that is sure to bring a fiery debate?  Try climate change.   It's an issue that former Vice President Al Gore championed in the 2000's and has picked up steam in the ensuing years among scientists across the globe.  But not everyone is a believer.

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