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News Release | Environment Ohio

New Report: Extreme Downpours Up 49 Percent in Ohio

Just two months after heavy downpours led to flooding that dumped massive amounts of untreated sewage into Lake Erie, a new Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center report confirms that extreme rainstorms are happening 49 percent more frequently in Ohio since 1948.

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News Release | Environment Ohio

Lake Erie protected from gas drilling

Columbus – Environment Ohio praised Governor Kasich’s decision to issue an executive order barring oil and gas drilling in Lake Erie.   The group won a similar order from Governor Taft nearly a decade ago, but the issue takes on new resonance as the threat of fracking looms over the rest of the state.

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Senators Stand Up for Americans’ Health, Help Senate Reject Rollback of Mercury Standards

In a victory for Ohioans’ health and environment, the U.S. Senate today rejected a bill which would have allowed power plants to continue spewing toxic mercury pollution into our air.  The bill, introduced by Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), would have put up to 11,000 American lives at risk every year. The motion to proceed to the bill was rejected by a vote of 43-56.

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Report | Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center

Summer on the Road

Our oil dependence risks our environment to disasters like oil spills, endangers our climate with the nearly 2 billion metric tons of global warming pollution each year, and threatens our families’ health. With prices in some areas hitting $4 per gallon once again, our oil consumption is also putting an incredible burden on American families’ finances. It’s time for us to break our dependence on oil.

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News Release | Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center

Clean Cars would Slash Oil Use and Pollution this Summer

As Ohioans get ready for summer road trips, an Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center report finds that cleaner, more fuel efficient cars would significantly slash oil consumption and global warming pollution across the state. The report, Summer on the Road: Going Farther on a Gallon of Gas, was released as the Obama administration is on the verge of finalizing fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks that achieve a 54.5 mpg standard by 2025. 

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