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PNS Daily Newscast - April 22, 2019 


The vigilante accused of holding migrants at border to appear in court today. Also on our Monday rundown: The US Supreme Court takes up including citizenship questions on the next census this week. Plus, Earth Day finds oceans becoming plastic soup.

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Public News Service - OH: Energy Policy

A renewable energy bill is gathering support in the U.S. House, and a new report says Ohio will "cash in" if it passes. The law would require 20 percent of the nation's electricity to come from renewable sources by 2020. Report co-author Jeff Deyette with the Union of Concerned Scientists says Ohi

With August just around the corner, an Ohio program that helps low-income seniors afford air-conditioning is almost out of funds. Nikki Jaworski with the Ohio Department of Development says President Bush can help at-risk Ohioans stay cool in the state's hottest month, by releasing more funds for s

Ohioans preparing for a Memorial Day road trip are facing record-high fuel prices. Teresa McHugh with the Sierra Club in Ohio says that's all the more reason the country needs to improve federal fuel economy standards. She believes raising the miles-per-gallon performance of new cars and trucks wou

Earth Day is this weekend, and many Ohioans will mark the occasion by cleaning up parks, planting trees, and joining educational events and celebrations. Sierra Club National Conservation Director Greg Haegele will be in Ohio for Earth Day events. He's calling on Ohioans to commit to a "2 percent

Some Ohio cities and towns are playing it "cool" these days by using energy conservation and alternative fuels to fight global warming. Sarah Topy with the Sierra Club in Ohio says there's a lot local governments can do, such as using more energy-efficient light bulbs in traffic lights and city bui

A new plan passed by a U.S. House committee would boost clean energy production and conservation in southeastern Ohio and other Appalachian coal regions. The plan would use $12 million per year to increase wind, solar, bio-fuels, and clean coal production. Ohio Representative Zack Space authored

Ohio campuses can save cash by going "green," as well as helping to keep tuition bills under control. According to a new report on the topic, state universities and colleges have an opportunity to save money through greater energy efficiency. Wendy Patton with Ohio Apollo says there are more than

While Iraq was a big part of President Bush's State of the Union address, he also tackled domestic issues like energy and health. The President called for a 20 percent cut in the amount of gasoline used in the U.S., with ethanol and other bio-fuels making up the difference. Dave Rinebolt with Ohi

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