Air Pollution

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The Fight for Ohio’s Clean Energy Future

Ohio’s clean energy standards are under attack—and we need your help to protect them!

In 6 years we’ve helped clean the environment, create thousands of green-collar jobs, and all Ohioans have seen millions in savings on their utility bills. So why does the legislature want to roll back that progress and “freeze” these standards?

2016 officially hottest year on record, time to get serious on clean energy in Ohio

Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued its “State of the Climate in 2016” report indicating that last year was the hottest on record. For those of you who’ve been following this issue, the news will likely come as no surprise.

In fact, this is the third year in a row to be called “the hottest on record.” The trend shows an alarming increase in global temperatures that are already causing a number of negative health and environmental impacts across the globe.

Latino orgs join national climate campaign declaring ‘Sigo en Paris’

To build on the success of the first petition, today, LCV’s Chispa, LULAC, Latino Victory, Hispanic Federation, Voces Verdes, GreenLatinos, Azul, National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), Climate Parents, Climate Caretakers, Greenpeace, Rock the Vote, Dosomething.org, Environmental Defense Center, and Surfrider Foundation are partnering with the Center for American Progress, the Sierra Club, the League of Conservation Voters, 350.org, Environment America, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Oxfam, Climate Nexus, the Environmental Defense Fund, The Climate Reality Project, Organizing

Health and Environmental groups sue EPA over its delay of clean air protections for millions

Earthjustice is representing American Lung Association, American Public Health Association, American Thoracic Society, National Parks Conservation Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Sierra Club, and West Harlem Environmental Action. In addition our partners on the suit include Clean Air Task Force (representing Clean Air Council and the Ohio Environmental Council), Environmental Law and Policy Center, and Environmental Defense Fund.

Local Health Leaders Urge to Protect Federal Environmental Initiatives to “Defend Our Health"

On July 13th, Columbus residents alongside leaders of local public health departments urged the continuation of federal, state, and local programs to protect and defend the health of everyday Ohioans.

The current administration has proposed cutting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency budget by 31 percent – more than any other federal agency. Those cuts would hit Ohio and Columbus area programs hard, too – for air, land, and water quality initiatives that keep people healthy and safe.

Ohio advocates speak out in DC on the rollbacks underway at Trump's EPA

“In Ohio alone, close to 30,000 children will suffer from asthma attacks due to smog pollution caused by oil and gas pollution. As someone who suffers from asthma attacks, I can not imagine the turmoil and fear a parent must feel when they’re sitting in the emergency room with their child who is just trying to breathe.” - Lauren Miller, resident of Cincinnati

Northeast Ohio air getting better, but don't breathe easy just yet

"Seeing these improvements in the air quality of Northeast Ohio will definitely help out these folks with asthma and respiratory illnesses the most," said Trish Demeter of the Ohio Environmental Council.

"We want to make sure these people are protected, particularly the elderly and children," she said. "It's encouraging that the region is doing better, although we all can do more to clean up the air."

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