Reports

Report | Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center

Gobbling Less Gas for Thanksgiving

America’s dependence on oil threatens our environment, our economy, and our national security. Whether it is the scars left by the oil spills in the Yellowstone and Kalamazoo rivers and the Gulf of Mexico, the $1 billion that American families and businesses send overseas every day for oil, or the nearly 2 billion metric tons of global warming pollution emitted annually which fuels more and more extreme weather, these problems demand that we break our dependence on oil.

Report | Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center

Ohio's Biggest Mercury Polluters

This report details how cleaning up power plants in the state and across the nation will protect our health.

Power plants continue to release large amounts of toxic mercury. In 2010, more than two-thirds of all airborne mercury pollution in Ohio came from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants. 

Report | Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center

Dirty Energy’s Assault on Our Health

Dirty energy pollutes the air we breathe, threatening our health and our environment.
When power plants burn coal, oil or gas, they create the ingredients for ground-level ozone pollution, one of the main components of “smog” pollution. Especially on hot summer days, across wide areas of the United States, ozone pollution reaches levels that are unhealthy to breathe, putting our lives at risk. In 2009, U.S. power plants emitted more than 1.9 million tons of ozone-forming nitrogen oxide pollution into the air.

Report | Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center

Ohio's Clean Energy Report Card

Ohio currently generates 85 percent of its electric power from coal, one of the dirtiest energy sources in existence. That makes our state the nation’s second-leading emitter of global warming pollution, costs us $1.5 billion annually on coal imported from other states, and threatens public health and the environment by releasing hundreds of thousands of tons of toxic chemicals into our air each year.

Report | Environment Ohio Research and Policy Center

Dirty Energy's Assault on our Health: Mercury

This report looks at the health and environmental impacts of mercury pollution from power plants.

In the United States, mercury contamination is widespread.

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