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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.

Report | Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center

Shining Cities

Solar power is on the rise across the country. The United States has more than 200 times as much solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed today as it did in 2002. With solar module prices coming down, increasing national awareness of solar energy, and a growing legion of solar businesses large and small, solar power is emerging as a mainstream energy solution with widespread benefits for our health, our economy and the environment.

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Clean Energy is Cutting Carbon Pollution in Ohio

Cleveland, OH – As public concern about extreme weather ramps up, Ohio is proving that we can win the fight against global warming. Clean energy policies, such as Ohio’s Clean Energy Law – Senate Bill 221 – and Federal Clean Car Programs, are significantly cutting emissions of carbon pollution – the leading cause of global warming – according to a new report by Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center. The report showed that a suite of state and federal clean energy policies implemented since 2007 reduced carbon pollution by at least 4.7 million metric tons in 2012. That is comparable to the annual emissions from nearly 1 million cars.

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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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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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