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.

News Release | Environment Ohio

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.

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. 

News Release | Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center

Energy Efficient Buildings Would Reduce Global Warming Pollution, Save Ohio Families $340 Annually

Columbus, OH - Ohio families could save $340 every year on their electricity bills by 2030 if the government invests in the energy efficiency of our buildings today, according to a new report by Environment Ohio. Saving energy in our buildings would also help Ohio’s fight against global warming, reducing global warming pollution from buildings by 24 percent—the equivalent of taking 15 million cars off the road.

News Release | Environment Ohio

Obama Administration to Protect Americans’ Health by Setting Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

Columbus, OH—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed historic new limits on carbon pollution from new power plants. Carbon pollution fuels global warming, which leads to poor air quality that triggers asthma attacks and other respiratory problems. Scientists also predict that global warming will lead to more devastating floods, more deadly heat waves and the spread of infectious diseases. Coal-fired power plants are the largest single source of carbon pollution in the U.S., yet there are currently no federal limits on this pollution from power plants. The proposed Carbon Pollution Standard will correct that for new power plants by limiting emissions to more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide pollution for each megawatt of electricity produced.

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