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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

Ohio’s Clean Energy Law getting results in the Buckeye State

COLUMBUS – Four years in, Ohio’s Clean Energy Law continues to spur investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency, according to Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center’s latest report, Ohio’s Clean Energy Success Story, Year 4. Environment Ohio was joined by several clean energy developers in releasing the report which showcases the law’s benefits in the Buckeye State.

“The Clean Energy Law is getting results for the Buckeye State,” said Christian Adams, Environment Ohio State Associate. “Four years in, Ohio’s Clean Energy Law is reducing pollution, cutting our dependence on coal and gas, creating jobs, and saving Ohioans money.”

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Report | Environment Ohio

Ohio's Clean Energy Success Story, Year 4

Ohio’s Clean Energy Law is working – spurring wind and solar projects across the state and big investments in energy efficiency. The Clean Energy Law – Senate Bill 221 – was passed in 2008 and sets requirements for energy efficiency and renewable energy for each of the state’s four investor-owned utilities (IOUs). Ohioans across the state are benefiting from programs driven by the Clean Energy Law, which are reducing pollution, cutting our dependence on coal and gas, creating jobs, and saving money.

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50 Franklin County Business Owners Support Action on Climate

Columbus, OH – Today, over 50 Franklin County small business owners joined Environment Ohio, the Sierra Club, and other climate allies to demand action on climate. The small businesses took a stand because climate change is not only an issue that will affect future generations – it is already impacting our communities, families, and businesses.

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Ohioans support President Obama’s Climate Action Plan

COLUMBUS – Today, on November 16th more than 200 Ohioans rallied on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse to support immediate action to stop global warming. Families and concerned citizens from communities across the Buckeye State were joined by environmental groups, public health experts, faith leaders, and clean energy businesses in support of President Obama’s plan to regulate carbon emissions from new and existing power plants, the nation’s number one source of global warming pollution.

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Ohio dumping ground for fracking waste?

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) - The oil and gas industry in Ohio is booming but with the riches come the spoils. In this case, it's the brine. The toxic waste water is a necessary by-product in the process, and Ohio is a popular dumping ground.

Reports show 60 percent of the brine that is injected in Ohio originates in other states.

If you travel Interstate 80 near the state line, you will see a daily influx of tanker trucks coming into Ohio; the majority from our neighbors in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Their destination is one of almost 200 class two injection wells in Ohio where they dispose of their cargo-brine water.

Christian Adams with Environment Ohio submitted a report ‘Fracking by the Numbers.” The report compiles data on the key impacts of the shale drilling industry here. The group claims Ohio law is not tough enough and is allowing the industry to destroy the environment.

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