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News Release | Environment Ohio

Cincinnati City Council to EPA: Cut Carbon Pollution

The Cincinnati City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to pass a resolution urging the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce carbon pollution under the Clean Air Act. The measure, introduced by Councilmember Laure Quinlivan, cited scientific consensus labeling carbon pollution as a public health threat and the city’s ongoing commitment to sustainability as reasons to act.

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Report | Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center

Ohio’s Clean Energy Report Card, Year 2

In 2009, Ohio received 84 percent of its electricity from coal, the dirtiest fuel used to generate electricity. Over the last few years, however, Ohio has begun to develop alternatives to reduce our reliance on coal and other fossil fuels, cutting air pollution and reducing the state’s contribution to global warming.

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News Release | Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center

Renewable power and energy efficiency on the rise in Ohio, report says.

Ohio is on its way to a clean energy future, according to a new report by Environment Ohio, Ohio’s Clean Energy Report Card, Year 2: Wind, Solar, and Energy Efficiency on the Rise. Two years into the implementation of the state’s Clean Energy Law, which sets standards for both renewable energy and energy efficiency, Ohio saved enough electricity each year to power 82,000 homes, among other significant benefits.

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News Release | Environment Ohio

Cleveland Area Coal Retirements Welcome News for Local Public Health

Earlier today First Energy announced the retirement of four northeast Ohio coal plants, noting that they are too old to meet modern emissions standards for mercury and other toxic chemicals. The oldest plant that is retiring, Cleveland’s Lake Shore plant, was built over 100 years ago.

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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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