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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment Ohio

New Data Shows Ohio Power Plants Emit 2nd Most Mercury Pollution Nationally

Ohio’s power plants emit more mercury pollution than power plants in 48 other states, according to brand new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data outlined in Environment Ohio’s latest report, Ohio’s Biggest Mercury Polluters. The report found that, in total, power plants in Ohio emitted 4,218 pounds of mercury pollution in 2010.  Environment Ohio’s report comes as EPA is set to finalize a standard to limit mercury and other toxic air pollution from power plants next month.

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News Release | Environment Ohio

New TV Ads Highlight Sutton, Stivers Votes on Clean Air and Public Health

With Congress waging an all out assault on the Clean Air Act, a new television ad campaign in Ohio launched yesterday highlights the public health impact of votes taken by Reps. Betty Sutton and Steve Stivers regarding clean air standards. 
Though both Sutton and Stivers are the subjects of the campaign, they are being singled out for different reasons. Sutton is praised for her courageous stand against the polluters and for air pollution safeguards while Stivers is being rapped for his numerous votes to protect polluters and endanger public health.

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State legislator seeks to eliminate Ohio's clean-energy requirement

Environmentalists lined up Thursday against an Ohio senator's bill to repeal the state's clean energy requirement, warning that the measure could destabilize a burgeoning new area of the economy.

Sen. Kris Jordan, Republican of Powell, introduced the bill Wednesday that would eliminate a provision of the state's 2008 clean energy law that requires 25 percent of consumer electricity to come from advanced and renewable sources by 2025. Then-Gov. Ted Strickland and bipartisan supporters of the law called it "25 by 25."

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First Solar customer gets $455.7 million in financing for Ontario projects

Ohio’s U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and the head of the Export-Import Bank of the United States announced Friday that the bank has agreed to provide financing totaling $455.7 million so that the First Solar Inc. plant in Perrysburg Township can produce 90 megawatts worth of solar panels to power two solar projects in Ontario, Canada.

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News Release | Environment Ohio

Senators Propose Comprehensive Bill To Get Off Oil

The week before Americans celebrate Independence Day, Senators Jeff Merkley, Tom Carper, Michael Bennett and Tom Udall have introduced the Oil Independence for a Stronger America Act.  Environment America’s Staff Attorney Daniel Gatti issued the following statement in response:

“It is time to declare our independence from oil.  The cost of our oil dependence has grown out of control, from the outrageous prices we pay at the pump, to the pollution endangering our health and contributing to global warming, to catastrophic events like the Gulf Oil Spill. We applaud Senators Merkley, Udall, Bennett and Carper for their leadership with this broad plan to move away from oil and its disastrous consequences.

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