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PNS Daily Newscast - November 18, 2019 


President Trump invited to testify in person or in writing, says Pelosi; a battle over the worth of rooftop-solar electricity when it's sold back to the grid; the flu gets an early start; and the value of Texas family caregivers.

2020Talks - November 18, 2019 


Former Pres. Barack Obama cautioned Democrats to be more moderate, and incumbent Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins over Trump-backed Republican opponent.

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Two reports debunk claims that the Clean Power Plan will increase electric bills. Credit: MRBECK/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Clean Power Plan is expected to be finalized soon, and two new reports refute opponents' claims that the plan will increase electric bills for Ohioans. Synapse Energy Economics developed a scenario that includes investments in renewables and energy efficiency, and found

A NWF poll finds a large majority of hunters and anglers favor Clean Water Act standards. Credit: Ed Devereaux/Flickr

MARIETTA, Ohio – Some of Ohio's 110,000 miles of streams could lose potential environmental protections as Congress considers rescinding a recent EPA rule that extends Clean Water Act standards to smaller streams and wetlands. A poll released today by the National Wildlife Federation finds 83

PHOTO: According to the FracTracker Alliance, hydraulic fracturing in Ohio is using an increasing amount of water, which could compromise watershed integrity. Photo courtesy of FracTracker.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The water footprint of hydraulic fracturing is increasing in Ohio and around the nation, according to new findings from the U.S. Geological Survey. A USGS report found an average horizontal gas well consumed more than 5 million gallons of water in 2014, up from around 177,00

PHOTO: Anti-tobacco groups and activists say increasing the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $1 would go a long way toward reducing the number of Ohio smokers, and save tens of thousands of lives per year. Photo credit: Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Anti-tobacco groups say time is running out to address Ohio's smoking epidemic. At more than 23 percent, Ohio's smoking rate is the eighth highest in the nation, according to the American Lung Association. Each year more than 20,000 people die because of their own smoking. It's a

PHOTO: Researchers at the Center for American Progress say the two-year freeze on Ohio's clean energy standards has resulted in millions of lost energy investment, such as in wind power. Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.<br /><br />

COLUMBUS, Ohio - It's been almost a year since Ohio lawmakers froze the state's energy efficiency and renewable energy standards, and some analysts say the damage is already unfolding. Researchers at the Center for American Progress interviewed business leaders in the renewable energy sector in Ohi

PHOTO: It's National Poison Prevention Week. Experts say adults account for most poison-related deaths, mainly because of the misuse or overuse of drugs or medications. Photo credit: cohdra/Morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Infant or senior citizen, it doesn't matter the age, poisoning is the leading cause of injury death. It's National Poison Prevention Week and experts are reminding Ohioans of ways to respond to and prevent poisonings. Alysha Behrman, nurse specialist with the Drug and Poison Infor

PHOTO: A new report examines the ways concerns about the Clean Power Plan's impact on electric grid reliability can be addressed with strong operating procedures already used in the industry. Photo credit: D Sharon Pruitt/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – State regulators are determining how Ohio will meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon emission reduction goals, and a new report highlights ways the industry can ensure the electric grid stays reliable. Some opponents argue the Clean Power Plan will

PHOTO: Carbon monoxide poisoning kills hundreds of people every year, and experts say a carbon monoxide detector is a crucial safety precaution in the home. Photo credit: Judy van der Velden/Flickr

CINCINNATI - Winter in Ohio is prime time for what's known as "the silent killer." Carbon monoxide is invisible, odorless, and tasteless, and kills about 500 Americans every year. Sources of the dangerous gas include furnaces, generators and kerosene heaters. As Ohioans try to keep warm, Sheila Goe

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