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Chemical plant owners urged to prepare for worst-case flooding
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Chemical plant owners urged to prepare for worst-case flooding

U.S. Chemical Safety Board says facilities, especially in Gulf of Mexico coast, need to ready for extreme weather events WASHINGTON, DC — “The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is warning that many industrial sites where hazardous materials are stored may not be adequately prepared for extreme weather events. A dayslong chemical fire […]

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 […]

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.

Go Sun Sport solar stove winner- Amy Larson Pearson
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Go Sun Sport solar stove winner- Amy Larson Pearson

CINCINNATI — Congratulations to Amy Larson Pearson, winner of the Go Sun Sport solar stove raffle. Amy’s name was chosen from among everyone who made an online gift to Ohio Citizen Action during the month of July. We’re also grateful to Go Sun for the donation of a stove for our raffle.

A tugboat Signet Enterprise with its crew — later rescued — is partially submerged near a refinery in Port Aransas, Texas, on Aug. 26, 2017.
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Harvey victims face toxic pollution as hurricane recovery begins

PORT ARTHUR, TX — “Texas communities that have long experienced health problems from nearby oil refineries and chemical plants are now facing the fossil fuel industry’s longer-term impacts: storms made more severe by climate change and the painful recovery process that follows their landfall — a recovery made far worse by […]

Sperm count in western men has dropped over 50 percent since 1973, paper finds
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Sperm count in western men has dropped over 50 percent since 1973, paper finds

NEW YORK, NY — “The sperm count of men in Western countries has been declining precipitously with no signs of “leveling off,” according to new research, bolstering a school of thought that male health in the modern world is at risk, possibly threatening fertility. By examining thousands of studies and […]

Ohio Statehouse (Wikimedia Commons)
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State legislators still hope for compromise with Governor on clean-energy bill

COLUMBUS — “A proposal that would weaken clean-energy standards is now in the Ohio Senate, and a key lawmaker says he hopes to come up with a version of the bill that Gov. John Kasich would support. House Bill 114 received its first hearing on Wednesday before a Senate committee, […]

Electricity rate change to swell bills
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Electricity rate change to swell bills

MARIETTA — “Local utility bills for small consumers may soon see a significant upfront increase due to changes in American Electric Power Ohio’s proposed service plan. ‘If this goes through, as early as this summer customers could see a huge increase on their bills,’ said Rachael Belz, executive director of […]

Melissa English, Ohio Citizen Action development director
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Ohio Citizen Action testimony on HB 554

Make Ohio a clean energy leader again COLUMBUS — “Chairman Dovilla, Vice Chair Roegner, Ranking Member Ashford and members of the committee, I write today on behalf of more than 20,000 Ohioans who have recently spoken out in favor of reinstating Ohio’s mandatory renewable energy and energy efficiency portfolio standards. […]

This 2010 photo from the 10th floor of the MetroHealth Medical Center shows a thick layer of smog hanging over the Cleveland skyline. (Photo courtesy of hazecam.cleveland)
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Cleveland ranks among nation’s worst metro areas for air pollution-related deaths, illnesses

CLEVELAND — “The Cleveland area leads the state in the number of deaths and serious health problems caused by air pollution, and ranks ninth worst in the country, according to a new report released today. The Health of the Air report, compiled by the American Thoracic Society and New York […]