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Keystone XL approval is wrong direction

By facilitating the transportation of dirty tar sands fuels, Keystone would add 27.4 million metric tons of global warming pollution to our atmosphere per year. President Trump's executive order advancing the Keystone XL pipeline is definitely a step in the wrong direction. READ MORE.

Report | Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center

Moving America Forward

American leadership in the fight against global warming is crucial. America is the world’s largest economy, the second-largest emitter of global warming pollution, and the nation responsible for more of the human-caused carbon dioxide pollution in the atmosphere than any other. Without prompt action by the United States and others to reduce global warming pollution, catastrophic impacts – from coastal flooding to food system disruptions – could become unavoidable.

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News Release | Environment Ohio

Global Warming has Winter Games Skating on Thin Ice

COLUMBUS – As the world turns its attention to the Sochi Olympic Games, Environment Ohio revealed a new factsheet summarizing global warming’s impacts on Winter Olympic sports, and highlighting the need to act urgently to reduce the carbon pollution fueling global warming.

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Report | Environment Ohio

Skating on Thin Ice

Every four years, the world’s finest winter athletes gather for the top competition on snow and ice. But even as we celebrate competition and athleticism, global warming is undermining the climate conditions that make the Winter Olympics possible.

Nine of the hottest years ever recorded on Earth have happened since 2000. Winter average temperatures across the contiguous United States have warmed more than 2 degrees Fahrenheit since 1970. The primary cause of this warming is human use of fossil fuels and we need to act now to prevent the worst from happening.

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News Release | Environment Ohio

Ohio Solar Jobs Grew 31% in 2013

Columbus – Ohio has more than 3,800 people employed manufacturing and installing pollution-free solar energy, according to a national Solar Jobs Census released today by The Solar Foundation. According to the analysis, Ohio ranks 8th in nation for solar jobs. 

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News Release | Environment Ohio

Shalefield Stories

Kent, OH — As the Ohio Department of Natural Resources prepares new rules governing the disposal of toxic fracking waste in Ohio this spring, residents next door in Pennsylvania today recounted their stories of illness, water contamination, and damage to their livelihoods due to dirty drilling operations. Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center presented the residents’ Shalefield Stories as the latest evidence for rejecting fracking, even as state regulators consider permitting new football field sized lagoons of toxic fracking waste nearby Ohio drilling sites.

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