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Clean Energy Report Card tracks progress.

In 2011, our report, Ohio's Clean Energy Report Card, showcased the remarkable progress Ohio is making with renewable energy. But our report also showed how each utility is doing on their goals, helping to shape the conversation about clean energy in Ohio.

News Release | Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center

Ohio Ranks 2nd for Global Warming Pollution from Power Plants

Columbus, Ohio – On the heels of extreme heat waves in 2012 and the power outages that accompanied Hurricane Sandy, a new report from Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center finds that Ohio ranks 2nd in the country for most carbon pollution from its power plants, the state’s largest single source of global warming pollution. Scientists predict that extreme weather events will become more frequent and severe for future generations, unless we cut the dangerous carbon pollution fueling the problem. 

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Counties reap shale sales, but job growth still lags

Development of Ohio’s Utica shale has led to a big increase in spending in the eastern part of the state, but the job gains have been modest at best, according to a new report.

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News Release | Environment Ohio

House Subcommittee Guts Climate, Clean Water, and Park Protections

Yesterday the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies moved to slash the FY 2014 Interior and Environment Appropriations budget by 18 percent.

 

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News Release | Environment Ohio

Congratulations Gina McCarthy, Our New U.S. EPA Administrator

The U.S. Senate today confirmed Gina McCarthy as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown voted to confirm and Senator Rob Portman voted against confirming Ms. McCarthy. The confirmation came just weeks after President Obama instructed EPA to cut carbon pollution from power plants as part of his plan to fight global warming.

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Environment Ohio’s Report Shows Ohio’s Weak Bonding Rules Leave Communities Exposed to Drilling Damage

Raising new concerns on a little-examined dimension of the fracking debate, Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center today released a report analyzing Ohio’s financial assurance requirements for oil and gas drilling operations.  Who Pays the Costs of Fracking? shows how Ohio’s bonding requirements are completely inadequate to cover the cost and range of damage from dirty drilling.

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