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First-ever nationwide emissions standards for power plants.

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.

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At 54.5 mpg, a big step forward for clean cars.

On July 29th, 2011, President Obama announced the outline of new clean car standards covering cars and light trucks through 2025. The new standards will require new cars to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 miles per galllon, which will amount to the single biggest step this country has ever taken to end our addiction to oil and tackle global warming. Thousands of our members helped seal the deal by emailing the White House and attending EPA hearings in support of the standards.

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Protecting Hocking Hills and all our parks

From Wayne National Forest to Old Man’s Cave and Cedar Falls in Hocking Hills, our parks represent the best of Ohio’s natural heritage. That’s why we mobilized hundreds of Ohioans, local businesses and elected officials to call on President Obama to preserve our parks. And this past spring, the president fully funded the Land and Water Conservation Fund – America’s premier land conservation program. Together, we’ll make sure our special places are protected for generations to come.

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Bringing clean energy to Ohio

Ohio is the nation’s fourth-largest emitter of global warming pollution. But we have enormous potential to harness homegrown, pollution-free power right on our rooftops. We’re helping lead the way to Ohio’s clean energy future by calling on local elected officials to invest in solar. Just this winter, we worked with Cincinnati to set a goal of one in five solar roofs by 2030, which will allow the city get 10% of its energy from the sun.

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Reducing global warming pollution

Together, we’ve made hard-won progress in the race to protect our children from the worst consequences of global warming. This past June, after more than 3 million Americans urged President Obama to act on climate, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule to limit carbon pollution from power plants — the single largest sources of global warming pollution. We’ll keep tackling global warming with you at our side.

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