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Clean-up operations have begun on four Tri-State area rivers declared Superfund sites. MetroFocus looked at how the responsible parties plan to clean our waters.VIDEO
In opposition to a state law, towns across New York have passed local bans on hydraulic fracking.. Now, the gas industry is suing for the right to drill.VIDEO
On Sept. 13, New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner gave an exclusive interview to the Capitol Report's Susan Arbetter about hydraulic fracking in the state.VIDEO
Can the public-private model save neglected parks without rich neighbors?
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli proposed creating a new remediation fund for the cleanup of environmental contamination resulting from hydraulic fracking. VIDEO
Black smoke spewing from building tops is not exactly a summertime image -- us New Yorkers like our heating oil issues to emerge at seasonally appropriate times, like Thanksgiving, thank you very much. But after the mayor announced that the city would begin phasing out the two worst kinds of oil by 2030, some buildings figured they better start cleaning up their act -- and soon.