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Keystone XL approval is wrong direction

By facilitating the transportation of dirty tar sands fuels, Keystone would add 27.4 million metric tons of global warming pollution to our atmosphere per year. President Trump's executive order advancing the Keystone XL pipeline is definitely a step in the wrong direction. READ MORE.

News Release | Environment Ohio

President Obama & EPA Protect Public Health, Announce Landmark Mercury Standard for Power Plants

Today, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first-ever nationwide standard for mercury and air toxics pollution from power plants. A record 907,000 Americans submitted comments on the standard, which is expected to cut toxic mercury pollution from power plants by 90 percent.

“Today President Obama stood up to the polluters and protected kids’ health,” said Julian Boggs, State Policy Advocate with Environment Ohio. “This landmark achievement reflects what every parent knows, which is that powering our homes should not poison Ohio’s kids.”

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News Release | Environment Ohio

Clean Cars Would Cut Oil Use, Save Ohioans $10.5 Million on Thanksgiving Travel

As Ohioans prepare for one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, and just days after the Obama administration proposed new fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks, a new Environment Ohio report finds that more fuel efficient cars would make significant cuts in oil use and save Ohioans roughly $10.5 million at the gas pump this Thanksgiving alone. The report was released following the Obama administration’s 11/16 announcement of proposed new fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks sold from 2017 through 2025. 

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Report | Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center

Gobbling Less Gas for Thanksgiving

America’s dependence on oil threatens our environment, our economy, and our national security. Whether it is the scars left by the oil spills in the Yellowstone and Kalamazoo rivers and the Gulf of Mexico, the $1 billion that American families and businesses send overseas every day for oil, or the nearly 2 billion metric tons of global warming pollution emitted annually which fuels more and more extreme weather, these problems demand that we break our dependence on oil.

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News Release | Environment Ohio

Senator Brown Votes to Protect Public Health

To the disappointment of major polluters, today the U.S. Senate defeated Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s bid to allow more soot and smog-forming pollution from power plants. SJ Res 27. Sen. Paul’s legislation would have put 3,209 lives at risk every year in Ohio alone. Senator Brown stood up for public health and voted against this dangerous proposal.

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Report: Ohio 2nd in power plant mercury emissions

Ohio's power plants emit more mercury pollution than power plants in 48 other states.

That's according to new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data outlined in Environment Ohio's latest report, Ohio's Biggest Mercury Polluters: How Cleaning Up Power Plants in the State and Across the Nation Will Protect Our Health.

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