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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.

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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Report | Environment Ohio

Shalefield Stories

Across the country, fracking is contaminating drinking water, making nearby families sick with air pollution, and turning forest acres into industrial zones. We believe it is vital for the public to hear directly from people living on the frontlines of fracking, and so Environment America Research & Policy Center is supporting the Shalefield Stories project—a booklet designed and published by local activists where people impacted by fracking tell their stories, in their own words.

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Environment Ohio activists gather to combat global warming in 2014

Columbus, OH – On a cold winter evening, Environment Ohio’s Columbus-based activists came together at Brothers Drake Meadery in the Short North to jump-start their 2014 campaign to advance global warming solutions.

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Report | Environment Ohio

Wind Energy for a Cleaner America II

Burning fossil fuels to generate electricity pol- lutes our air, contributes to global warming, and consumes vast amounts of water—harm- ing our rivers and lakes and leaving less water for other uses. In contrast, wind energy produces no air pollution, makes no contribution to global warming, and uses no water.

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News Release | Environment Ohio

New Report: Wind Energy Yields Major Environmental Benefits for Ohio; Reducing Pollution and Saving Water

Cleveland, OH – Wind energy is on the rise in Ohio and is providing huge environmental benefits for the state, according to a new report released today by Environment Ohio. Ohio’s wind energy is already avoiding more than 597,613 metric tons of climate-altering carbon pollution – the equivalent of taking 124,503 cars off the road, while saving 267,007,000 gallons of water per year – enough to meet the needs of 10,602 people.

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