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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2018 


As the DOJ tries a rare direct appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on DACA, a new report says border patrol agents have been vandalizing water left for migrants; also, on today's rundown a labor dispute in Minnesota could affect Super Bowl week; and the Interior decision nears on sage-grouse plans.

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Environmental groups are hopeful Ohio will use funds from the Volkswagen settlement to invest in electric vehicle technologies. (mariordor59/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In the new year, Ohioans can weigh in on how the state can best spend $75 million from the Volkswagen settlement to clean up its transportation sector. The car-maker admitted to cheating on emissions tests, and the money will be used to help mitigate the damage caused by exces

Obama-era fuel-efficiency standards are expected to save 23 billion gallons of gasoline annually by 2030. (Jenn Durfey/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Federal lawmakers are considering putting the brakes on fuel-efficiency standards for cars - a move that might be out of sync with the views of Ohio voters. A new poll conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research found that voters in five key swing states, including Ohio, support

The Clean Power Plan calls for a 32 percent reduction in carbon pollution from 2005 levels by 2030. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Trump administration is making good on its promise to repeal the Clean Power Plan, a decision some groups argue could put lives at risk. Following a directed review by the president, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposal on Tuesday to resc

Some Ohioans with disabilities say public transportation can be hard to access and doesn't always run on time. (Metro Bus/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Not having a ride can certainly be an inconvenience, but for individuals with disabilities, it can be a major roadblock in life. A new survey says transportation is the number one unmet need of Ohioans with disabilities. Barriers to getting around include difficulty driving

The Ohio House of Representatives could vote on a bill by the end of March that would dilute the state's clean-energy standards. (Alexander Smith/Wikimedia)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – With Ohio's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Standards still thawing after a two-year freeze, there's another clash brewing over clean energy at the Statehouse. The House Public Utilities Committee held a hearing on Tuesday on House Bill 114. It would change the renewab

Several Ohio mayors were part of a group that met with congressional leaders and top administration officials this week in Washington. (Doug Kerr/Flickr)

WASHINGTON – Several mayors from Ohio's largest cities are in Washington this week, hoping their voices are heard as a new president is sworn into office. Nearly 300 mayors from across the country are attending the 85th Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which wraps up Thursday

In Ohio, there are 207 businesses in the solar supply chain, 134 in the wind supply chain and 20 that supply both industries. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As Ohio lawmakers debate the future of the freeze on the state's clean-energy standards, a new report highlights how strong clean-energy policies can boost the economic growth of wind and solar energy. According to research released today by the Environmental Law and Policy C

Some faith leaders believe they have a moral obligation to educate communities about climate change. (Don Christner/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As a U.S. District Court begins to hear opening arguments in a case challenging the EPA's Clean Power Plan, faith leaders in Ohio are speaking out on climate change. At a gathering in Columbus today, people from diverse faith backgrounds will pray for creation and call on ele

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