"HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — After his factory worker father died a painful death from kidney cancer at age 68 in 2013, Michael Hickey made it his mission to find out why so many people in his hometown along the Hoosic River were getting sick."
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"Gov. Charlie Baker still remembers the case of Pittsfield and GE from his first tour of duty in state government."
"Some of New York's most iconic hotels, comprising more than 11,000 guest rooms, promised to cut their carbon footprints on Tuesday and join a city effort to improve the energy efficiency of buildings."
"The presence of the chemical compound PFOA in the village water supply has residents of one community on edge."
"Residents, environmentalists assert government studies of high cancer rates sidestep clear evidence of link to underground toxics".
"Whistleblowers and experts allege safety violations, inadequate oversight surrounding new project near Indian Point".
"The New York Department of State has refused to give Indian Point a certificate required for future use of the Hudson River — part of the Cuomo administration's ongoing attempt to block the plant's license renewal and force its closure."
"Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo rejected a proposal on Thursday to build the first port for liquefied natural gas in New York State, saying it would pose a threat to the environment and make an inviting target for terrorists."