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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Public News Service - OH: Energy Policy

Weatherization crews in Ohio use energy audits and diagnostic equipment to identify ways to improve a home's energy use. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The comfort level of Ohio homes will be put to the test as the first major cold front of the season moves into the region. And thousands of homes are much more energy efficient thanks to the Weatherization Assistance Program. Weatherization Day events were held throughout

Groups opposed to House Bill 6 need more than 265,000 signatures to get a referendum on the ballot in 2020. (distell2610/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohioans who want voters to decide the future of a new clean-energy law soon will know if their efforts are fruitful. Today is the deadline for opponents of House Bill 6 to submit the signatures needed to get a referendum on the November 2020 ballot. The controversial bill wa

Energy-efficiency jobs account for 24% of all energy jobs in Ohio. (Auremar/AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Energy-efficiency jobs are booming in Ohio, and the pace is not expected to slow any time soon. According to a report released Monday, Ohio added more than 2,000 energy-efficiency jobs in 2018. That's a nearly 5% increase - compared with the overall state employment growth

A new report says sometimes even the workers at oil and gas wells are unaware of the chemicals being used on-site. (Andy Ilmberger/Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Troubling information has been uncovered about the use of so-called classified chemicals in fracking operations in Ohio. Using mapping and data analysis by FracTracker Alliance, new research from the Partnership for Policy Integrity shows the oil and gas industry injected pote

Two of Ohio Valley Electric Corp.'s coal plants will receive subsidies under House Bill 6. (William Alden/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio electric customers soon will be footing the bill for some aging coal-fired power plants. Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 6 on Tuesday, just hours after it was passed by the Legislature. The law imposes an energy tax on electric customers to subsidize First Energy's two nort

About 1,500 direct jobs are supported by federal weatherization funding. (highwaystarz/Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Weatherization programs in Ohio could get a federal funding boost. Last week, a U.S. House committee marked-up HB 2041, which would provide a roughly 20% increase in funding for the Weatherization Assistance Program. A Senate committee is expected to clear its version of the l

FERC is accepting public comment on its environmental assessment of The Buckeye Xpress pipeline project. (FERC)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Despite an agreeable review from regulators, some Ohio residents and organizations still object to a proposed pipeline expansion. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is taking public comment on its environmental assessment for the Buckeye XPress project, which involves th

Would legislation now in the Ohio House benefit electric customers or nuclear power plants? (lovelyday12/Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio House could vote this week on a massive overhaul of the state's clean-energy programs. House Bill 6 would repeal the state's renewable-energy and energy-efficiency standards, and create new subsidies through a new Ohio Clean Energy Fund for FirstEnergy Solution's two nucle

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