Heroin Epidemic: New York Lawmakers are considering several bills that would toughen criminal penalties for dealers, and expand treatment for users addicted to heroin. Senator Betty Little and another member of a Senate Task Force held a hearing in Plattsburgh where recovering addicts, prosecutors, and experts testified about the region’s growing heroin epidemic.
Medical Marijuana: New York Lawmakers may be getting closer to legalizing medical marijuana.
Call To Action: Governor Cuomo calls on Washington for more help dealing with the oil trains hauling millions of gallons of crude along Lake Champlain, and through many communities in New York State.
Environmental Summit: Activists and local political leaders raise new concerns over the safety of moving oil by rail at an environmental forum held at Plattsburgh State University.
Low-Cost Power: New York offers low-cost hydropower to help the International Paper mill in Ticonderoga save energy and jobs.
Pollution Control: A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on emissions reinstates a rule on cross state pollution that environmental watchdogs say is needed to protect the Adirondacks from acid rain.
Vanishing Birds: A new study finds an alarming decline in 6 species of birds that live in the Adirondack Park, including the Rusty Blackbird. Read the Study on the effects of pollution, climate change, and loss of habitat on bird populations by clicking here.
Students Taking On Climate Change: A new documentary looks as how communities in the Adirondacks are adapting to climate change, through the eyes of three student activists. We talk with Vic Guadagno, the producer of The Resilient Ones: A Generation Takes On Climate Change, a documentary premiering on May 15th at 9pm on Mountain Lake PBS. Watch the trailer by clicking here. Watch the extended studio interview by clicking here.
Team Fox on the Run: 800 runners take part in the 5th Plattsburgh Half Marathon and Relay Race to raise money for Team Fox, which is actor Michael J. Fox’s foundation that raises funding for research into Parkinson’s Disease.