News Release | Environment Ohio

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 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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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.

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.