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Wind Energy in Ohio Prevents as Much Global Warming Pollution as Taking 19,000 Cars Off the Road Each Year

Cleveland – As the summer’s unprecedented heat and drought prompt Ohioans to call for action tackling global warming and the rise in extreme weather, Environment Ohio released a new Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center report today that shows Ohio’s current power generation from wind energy displaces as much global warming pollution as taking 19,000 cars off the road per year. The Environment Ohio report also shows that wind power saves enough water to meet the needs of 1,500 Ohioans.

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Global Warming Threatens World Coffee Production

In honor of National Coffee Day, Environment Ohio is holding a Coffee Clutch in Cincinnati to show Ohioans how climate change caused by carbon pollution is making it harder for coffee lovers to enjoy their cup of Joe because of lower crop yields and higher prices. Environment Ohio is urging support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently proposed limits on industrial carbon pollution from new power plants, which will not threatens only our morning cup of coffee, but also the health of American children and families.

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The Cost of Fracking: Environment Ohio Documents the Dollars Drained by Dirty Drilling

Firing a new salvo in the ongoing debate over the gas drilling practice known as fracking, Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center today released a report documenting a wide range of dollars and cents costs imposed by dirty drilling.  As documented in The Cost of Fracking, fracking creates millions of dollars of health costs related to everything from air pollution to ruined roads to contaminated property.

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NRDC Action Fund, Environment Ohio Identify 14 Ohio Members of Congress as ‘Dirty Air Villains’ Who Voted Against Clean Air Protections

COLUMBUS (September 12, 2012) – A total of 193 House members and 39 Senators are rated as “Dirty Air Villains” in a new analysis by the NRDC Action Fund published today on the website www.WhoVotesDirty.org and released with Environment Ohio.  In the House, 99 members are rated as “Clean Air Heroes” while in the Senate the 43 “Clean Air Heroes” outnumber the chamber’s villains.

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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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