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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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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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President Obama’s Climate Plan a Clear Victory for Ohio, Future Generations

Today, President Obama announced a climate plan that will set limits on carbon pollution from power plants, advance energy efficiency and increase the nation’s commitment to renewable energy. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and record drought in many states, the president’s plan to address global warming was loudly applauded by Environment Ohio and many others.

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72 percent of Ohioans Live in Areas Hit by Recent Weather Disasters; New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather

After another year in which many parts of the country were hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, crippling drought, severe storms and record flooding, a new Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center report finds that weather-related disasters are already affecting hundreds of millions of Americans, and documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.

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Cincinnati Turns Out For Solar

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati community is turning out en masse to support an expanded solar vision coming from city hall, championed by Cincinnati Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls. Over 100 members of the Cincinnati public joined Environment Ohio for the ‘Cincinnati Going Solar’ town hall meeting Tuesday evening at Xavier University’s Cintas Center to hear from Vice Mayor Qualls and a panel of local experts, advocates and solar business professionals about the progress Cincinnati has made and new programs that are in the works to transform Cincinnati into a solar city.

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