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Stopping Global Warming

If we want to spare our children and grandchildren the worst consequences of global warming, we must dramatically reduce the carbon pollution that we pump into the atmosphere. And, as most scientists agree, we better do it soon. We need Washington to do much more, but we also need to build on our successes at the state and local level. Despite opposition from Big Oil and the coal industry, and short-term partisan politics in Congress, our staff and members are proving each day that there is a way forward on global warming.

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Stop fracking waste

Horizontal hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking,’ is fast proving to be a disaster for Ohio’s environment and public health. Toxic waste dumped into our drinking water, explosions near homes, and even earthquakes – these are just a few of the problems fracking has already caused in Ohio. 

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Stand Up For Lake Erie

More than 10 billion gallons of sewage flow into Lake Erie every year, leading to dangerous bacteria levels that caused more than 1,200 beach closings and advisories in 2010 alone. The EPA can fix this problem by updating clean water standards, but polluters and their allies are threatening to block them. To protect Lake Erie, we need to show massive public support for clean water.

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Preserve Our Local Parks

Every Ohio kid deserves a favorite place to explore nature or play in a creek. Yet we’ve already lost too many of our of our woods and waterways to development. We’re working to make sure Ohio’s most important conservation program, the Clean Ohio Fund, gets the resources it needs to preserve and maintain our parks for generations to come.

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Preserve Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills is Ohio’s hidden treasure—and it’s up to us to safeguard it for future generations. Our kids, and their grandkids, ought to be able to see the leaves change in Conkle’s Hollow; watch the morning mists on Lake Logan; and wonder at the frozen waterfalls in Old Man’s Cave. These iconic places, and all of Hocking Hills, should get the best level of protection we can afford.

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Ohio's Clean Energy Future

Too much of our energy comes from dirty sources that harm our environment. But by tapping the power of the sun and wind, we can repower Ohio with clean energy that doesn’t pollute and never runs out. Environment Ohio is calling on mayors and city councils across the state to strengthen their commitment to renewable energy and lead the way to Ohio’s clean energy future.