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PNS Daily Newscast - September 13, 2019 


Prosecutors get approval to bring charges against former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe; and the Trump administration rolls back clean water protections.

2020Talks - September 16, 2019. (3 min.)  


2020 presidential hopefuls tweet about more sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Democrats who didn't make it onto last week's debate stage continue their grassroots approaches.

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Public News Service - IN: Energy Policy

In a new poll, 75% of Indiana residents said they support policies to address the effects of climate  change in the state. (Dominique Uhe/Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana's status as a Republican stronghold might suggest that its residents also follow the party's resistance to fighting climate change. But a new poll reveals that isn't necessarily the case. In the survey, conducted by Matthew Houser – assistant research scientist a

The World Health Organization says air pollution is to blame for more than four million premature deaths globally. (blackday/Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS – Air Quality Action Days are common in Indiana this time of year, and new research suggests they should not be disregarded. According to the largest-ever global study of its kind, air pollution can increase the risk of early death from cardiovascular and respiratory disease ̵

The 2019 Earth Day Indiana Festival will have a special focus on sustainability, food supply and  native flora and fauna. (Earth Day Indiana)

INDIANAPOLIS – April is Earth Month, and the state's largest celebration takes place this weekend. The 30th annual Earth Day Indiana Festival will be held tomorrow in Indianapolis, and the theme is "Think Globally, Act Locally." Executive Director of the festival Don Gorney says special area

Indiana's energy plan would have cut back about 136 gigawatt hours per year in the state, in addition to saving millions of dollars for ratepayers. (Dean Hochman/Flickr)

INDIANAPOLIS – The repeal of Indiana's energy efficiency standards four years ago has cost ratepayers millions of dollars and slowed job growth, according to a new report from the Applied Economics Clinic and Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana. Indiana's short-lived energy efficiency progr

About 48,000 Hoosiers are employed in the clean-energy sector. (energy.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana came in pretty low this year on a state scorecard for energy efficiency, and advocates of improving that ranking say consumers are missing out on savings. They contend the Hoosier State is using outdated building compliance codes, and that modernizing them will help th

The amount utility companies have to pay for excess energy decreases after this year. (ipl.org)

INDIANAPOLIS – Across Indiana, there's a rush to install solar panels before the end of the year, because legislation passed this year lowers the amount utility companies have to pay for excess energy produced by home solar systems. Senate Bill 309 reduces the payback through net metering ov

Coal ash from the bottom of the Dan River near the site of Duke Energy's spill. (Sierra Club)

INDIANAPOLIS — Duke Energy has a plan to dispose of millions of gallons of coal ash waste, but environmental groups are asking policy makers to reject it, saying it poses a health hazard. Indiana is requiring Duke to prepare closure plans for 20 coal ash lagoons, many of which are leaking an

Legislation that would phase out net metering in Indiana could come up for a committee vote this week. (Sierra Club)

INDIANAPOLIS – State lawmakers are getting an earful about legislation that would phase out the financial incentives given to homeowners, businesses, schools and churches that install solar panels. Senate Bill 309 would overhaul the practice of net metering, which allows those with solar pan

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