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First-ever nationwide emissions standards for power plants.
Environment Ohio In Action

In 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency moved ahead with efforts to significantly reduce mercury, soot and smog pollution from power plants. We expect these standards to save up to 46,000 lives nationwide. Together with our national coalition, we helped mobilize more than 800,000 people across the country to contact the EPA in support of safer emissions standards—no other EPA rule has ever received so much support. Environment Ohio Advocate, Julian Boggs, released our "Danger in the Air" report as part of our effort to ensure these rules were adopted.

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Salamander threat part of ‘fracking’ water switch

State officials urged a drilling company not to take water from a Columbiana County creek for a “ fracking” operation because of fears that the action might threaten wildlife and an endangered salamander.

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Report | Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center

Wind Power for a Cleaner America

Coal- and natural gas-fired power plants pollute our air, are major contributors to global warming, and consume vast amounts of water—harming our rivers and lakes and leaving less water for other uses. Wind energy has none of these problems. It produces no air pollution, makes no contribution to global warming, and uses no water.

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News Release | Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center

Wind Energy in Ohio Prevents as Much Global Warming Pollution as Taking 19,000 Cars Off the Road Each Year

Cleveland – As the summer’s unprecedented heat and drought prompt Ohioans to call for action tackling global warming and the rise in extreme weather, Environment Ohio released a new Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center report today that shows Ohio’s current power generation from wind energy displaces as much global warming pollution as taking 19,000 cars off the road per year. The Environment Ohio report also shows that wind power saves enough water to meet the needs of 1,500 Ohioans.

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Powerful incentive

This is not the time for Congress to allow the expiration of the wind production tax credit, set for the end of the year. The tax credit has been integral to the country having the second-fastest growing wind industry in the world last year, trailing only China. It makes the industry more competitive, wind power now on a projected path from the current 3 percent of the country’s electricity to 20 percent eventually.

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Disclose fracking chemicals

As Ohio’s an­tic­i­pated frack­ing boom emerges, state gov­ern­ment must hold the oil and gas in­dus­try more ac­count­able for the chem­i­cals it uses in the ex­plo­ration pro­cess. This is not a mat­ter of im­ped­ing eco­nomic growth, job cre­ation, or en­ergy se­cu­rity, but rather of pro­tect­ing pub­lic health and the en­vi­ron­ment.

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