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PNS Daily Newscast - October 17, 2017 


On the rundown: a new poll has Americans turning thumbs-down on Trump’s hurricane response; changes in the works to North Carolina’s election law; a move to protect Central California wilderness; and making federal buildings “bird friendly”

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Public News Service - OH: Energy Policy

More than 370,000 Ohio homes have been weatherized through the Home Weatherization Assistance Program since 1977. (Martin Cathrae/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- October is Energy Action Month, and agencies around Ohio are showcasing the work they do to help keep families warm and safe. Dozens of community and local government organizations deliver weatherization services to lower income households in Ohio through the Home Weatherization

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

A 2014 well pad fire in Monroe County occurred not far from Ohio's Wayne National Forest. (FracTracker Alliance)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio's Wayne National Forest is among the country's public lands most threatened by fossil fuel interests, according to a new report. Too Wild to Drill, released Tuesday by The Wilderness Society, examines 15 unique places across the United States that researchers say are at

Home weatherization measures such as new insulation can decrease home energy costs by nearly 25 percent. (Jesus Rodriguez/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio's Home Weatherization Assistance Program is getting a shot in the arm. The state receives federal money for weatherization from the Department of Energy and the Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as HEAP. And lawmakers recently approved a legislative requiremen

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending to the White House that some national monuments be altered. (U.S. Department of the Interior)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Some conservation and sportsman's groups in Ohio are deeply concerned about what a national monument review could mean for the future of public lands. While Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke did not suggest any of the 27 monuments under review be eliminated, he did recommend some be al

With larger, more efficient turbines, the cost of wind power has dropped dramatically. (Nyttend/Wikimedia Commons)

CLEVELAND – Ohio businesses and farms are generating a lot of onsite wind power, but the state has fallen behind its neighbors in developing larger wind farm capacity. The U.S. Department of Energy's 2016 "Wind Technologies Market Report" ranks Ohio sixth in the nation for wind power generat

Terri Schumacher of Barnesville, Ohio, says her family is suffering from health problems due to nearby oil and gas development. (Scott Goldsmith/Earthjustice)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Today is the deadline to weigh in on an Environmental Protection Agency proposal that opponents say would put the health of Ohioans at risk. The EPA finalized rules in 2016 to reduce methane pollution released from new oil and gas facilities, but the agency's new director, Scott P

Everything else is changing with technology; why not the power grid? PUCO's PowerForward initiative aims to find out. (photojojo3/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The role of technology in the future of Ohio's energy grid is the topic of a meeting of the minds in Columbus. A series of three-day hearings on Phase Two of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio's PowerForward initiative wraps up Thursday. PUCO spokesman Matt Schilling explain

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