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Protecting the Hocking Hills region from fracking

As the gas industry prepares for a boom in hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," in Ohio, we've talked to thousands of Ohioans and shone a media spotlight on the issue. We're working declare our forests and rural landscapes—such as the Hocking Hills region—off limits to fracking, and to win stronger protections to ensure that gas companies don't endanger public health.

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Driving the climate change message home

We’ve helped educate thousands of people across the state about the threat global warming poses to our economy and public health, showing that four out of five Americans live in counties that experienced federal weather disasters between 2006 and 2011, and that global warming loads the dice for more extreme weather events.

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Report | Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center

Building a Better America: Saving Energy and Money with Efficiency

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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.

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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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