In a stunning turnaround, Britain moves to end the burning of coal The Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire, England. Photo by Paul Glazzard, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7932928
FirstEnergy filing could delay court ruling in ‘bailout’ case Jessica Smith-Szabo, staff director for Ohio Citizen Action, addresses the crowd in Columbus at a rally protesting FirstEnergy’s utility bailout request in April 2015.
Clean Energy Is approaching a tipping point Clean Energy Is approaching a tipping point
The list of diseases linked to air pollution is growing The list of diseases linked to air pollution is growing
Ohio's Clean Energy Future Ohio’s energy future: No time to waste

Ohio’s energy future: No time to waste

For years Ohio’s lack of a comprehensive, long-term energy policy has harmed our economy and our health by continuing our reliance on burning coal for electricity. Now we finally have a chance to move forward. During a 2-year legislative “freeze” on our energy efficiency and renewable energy progress, utility companies […]

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  You’ll find it at Ohio Citizen Action. This is the chance to roll up your sleeves and make a difference. You’ll get to know the environmental issues and the people they affect in our area. Here, you can really put your values into action by earning a living and […]

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Your donations provide support for research, community organizing, and lobbying for campaigns including giving Ohioans the right-to-know and the right to say no about hydrofracking in our state, moving Ohio away from its reliance on dirty coal-fired power plants, and “good neighbor campaigns” in which neighbors of polluting facilities have […]

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Clean air victory!

Today we learned we have won our lawsuit against U.S. EPA for failure to update air pollution limits within an eight-year timeframe, as required by the federal Clean Air Act. We sued on behalf of two members and many other Ohio communities suffering from toxic air emissions from facilities including […]

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The Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire, England. Photo by Paul Glazzard, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7932928
Coal / Energy

In a stunning turnaround, Britain moves to end the burning of coal

Britain is phasing out its coal-burning power plants, with the last one slated to be shuttered by 2025, if not sooner. It is a startling development for the nation that founded an industrial revolution powered by coal NORTH YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND — “Bigger than any medieval castle, with its 12 giant […]

Jessica Smith-Szabo, staff director for Ohio Citizen Action, addresses the crowd in Columbus at a rally protesting FirstEnergy’s utility bailout request in April 2015.
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy filing could delay court ruling in ‘bailout’ case

COLUMBUS — “Despite a big win from Ohio regulators last month, FirstEnergy has filed papers asking for still more review. The move could ultimately delay a court ruling on a $200 million per year charge to prop up the company’s credit rating. At issue is a ‘distribution modernization rider’ that the Public […]

Clean Energy Is approaching a tipping point
Energy / Renewable Energy / Wind Energy

Clean Energy Is approaching a tipping point

LONDON, ENGLAND — “The cost of renewables is plunging faster than forecasters anticipated just a few years ago as as technologies like gigantic wind turbines arrive on the market. That’s the conclusion of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, whose founder Michael Liebreich estimated that clean energy will reap 86 percent of […]

The list of diseases linked to air pollution is growing
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The list of diseases linked to air pollution is growing

As governments decide what to do about air quality, studies connect an array of health problems to dirty air DONORA, PA — “To the residents of Donora, Pa., a mill town in a crook of the Monongahela River, the daily haze from nearby zinc and steel plants was the price […]

Using the E.P.A. to prop up Big Coal
Coal / Energy

Using the E.P.A. to prop up Big Coal

NEW YORK, NY — “The Trump administration is unflinching in its misbegotten campaign to protect the coal industry from what has become an obvious and inevitable decline. Eight months in, the administration has already killed, or is in the process of killing, rules that would prevent the dumping of coal mining […]

Women in areas where mercury is used in small-scale gold mining had some of the most extreme levels of contamination (Credit: Edgard Garrido/Reuters).
Environmental Justice

Women of childbearing age around world suffering toxic levels of mercury

Study finds excessive levels of the metal, which can seriously harm unborn children, in women from Alaska to Indonesia, due to gold mining, industrial pollution, and fish-rich diets NEW YORK, NY — “Women of childbearing age from around the world have been found to have high levels of mercury, a […]

Cliff Hite, state senator from Findlay, Ohio.
Energy

Senator seeks to ease wind setback rules

COLUMBUS — “Arguing that Ohio is losing millions in potential business investment, state Sen. Cliff Hite (R., Findlay) introduced a bill Thursday to loosen property setback restrictions imposed three years ago on the siting of new wind farms. ‘We’re trying to make this so that those who want wind projects can […]

Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund collects its first vehicle donation through the CARS program
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Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund collects its first vehicle donation through the CARS program

Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund collects its first vehicle donation through the CARS program on 9-8-17. Thanks to Ed Rush and Julia Mace of Cincinnati for their generous donation. For more information about donating your used car, truck, boat or RV, visit https://www.careasy.org/nonprofit/ohio-citizen-action-education-fund.

For the second month in a row, natural gas beat coal as the main source of U.S. electricity generation, accounting for 35.2 percent of supplies in August, a government report showed.
Coal

U.S. delays limits on toxic metals from coal-fired power plants

WASHINGTON, DC — “U.S. regulators on Wednesday postponed until 2020 new limits on toxic metals and other pollutants in the wastewater of coal-fired power plants, a delay welcomed by industry groups that had sought it but decried by environmental groups. The Environmental Protection Agency’s move ‘resets the clock’ for the effluent […]

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Cartoon by Joel W. Pett, an American Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for the Lexington Herald-Leader.