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Cars and buildings last year after an explosion at the site of what had been a warehouse storing thousands of tons of chemicals in Tianjin, a city in northeastern China. Credit Fred Dufour/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
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Chemical accidents in China have killed nearly 200 this year, report finds

NEW YORK CITY, NY — “Nearly 200 people have died in accidents related to the production, storage and transportation of chemicals in China this year, according to a report by Greenpeace released on Wednesday. The report suggested that regulation of China’s powerful chemical industry remained lax and inconsistent, a year […]

Other states balk at hiking utility fixed fee
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Other states balk at hiking utility fixed fee

MILWAUKEE, WI — “As Alliant Energy Corp. seeks to more than double its fixed customer charge on monthly electric bills over the next two years, a review of rate cases around the country finds that regulators in other states are taking a dimmer view of these proposals than Wisconsin. Critics […]

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2015, file photo, Kristin Cook, right, of Potomac, Md., joins a rally outside the White House in Washington, in support of the climate talks in Paris.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
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Poll: Americans favor slightly higher bills to fight warming

WASHINGTON, DC — “Most Americans are willing to pay a little more each month to fight global warming — but only a tiny bit, according to a new poll. Still, environmental policy experts hail that as a hopeful sign. Seventy-one percent want the federal government to do something about global […]

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Exploring links between trees and air quality

CLEVELAND — “Using computer mapping and mathematical modeling, U.S. Forest Service scientist David Nowak, PhD, helped develop a tool that quantified the role ‘trees’ played in cleaning the air in 2010. Nowak says, ‘Overall forests in the U.S. removed 17 million tons of pollution. Pollutants go to the interior of […]

Theo Colborn, 1927-2014
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Filling the void: A Citizen Audit of Ohio Oil and Gas Waste Disposal Wells

When regulators fail, citizens step in COLUMBUS — Two statewide environmental groups released a report today highlighting the failures of state and federal agencies to operate the state’s oil and gas waste disposal well program. Ohio Citizen Action and Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund say that the Ohio Department of […]

The Eisenbarth well fire: Ohio fails in a fracking emergency
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The Eisenbarth well fire: Ohio fails in a fracking emergency

CLEVELAND — “Danger lurks throughout the fracking process, specifically danger of chemical exposure. Current laws and enforcement fail to prepare first responders for emergency situations where human life and environmental damage depends on responders’ knowledge of what they’re dealing with. The U.S. EPA, Ohio EPA, and Ohio Department of Natural […]

First, do no harm
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First, do no harm

Notes for attorneys working with groups fighting for Environmental Justice “Where there is an active community group and no obvious slam dunk case: It is generally wise to save the big law suit for last, for a lot of reasons. They can be disempowering – everyone stands around and watches […]

The Future is Now: A Citizens’ Audit of the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill
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The Future is Now: A Citizens’ Audit of the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill

Download the 4o page audit for free as a .pdf For a hard copy, send a $10 check made to Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund to: Rumpke Audit, Ohio Citizen Action, 2330 Victory Parkway #100, Cincinnati, OH 45206 or pay online with PayPal. Please make sure your mailing address is […]

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Neighbors release Rumpke report

CINCINNATI — “Today neighbors of the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Property Owners Want Equal Rights (P.O.W.E.R.), and Ohio Citizen Action released a report titled The Future is Now: A Citizens’ Audit of the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill. It lays out our arguments against the proposed 350-acre expansion of the Rumpke landfill in […]

8 more things you can do to stop the expansion of Rumpke landfill
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8 more things you can do to stop the expansion of Rumpke landfill

1. Find out how to recycle in your area and recycle everything you can. Most of the solid waste management agencies in our area have lots of information about curbside, business and drop-off options. You can also find out if household hazardous waste or electronics recycling is available nearby. Your […]