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Study on East Liverpool, surrounding area’s children has alarming results
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Study on East Liverpool, surrounding area’s children has alarming results

EAST LIVERPOOL — “A couple of years ago the EPA sent out a report known as the Ohio Air Toxics report that showed air manganese concentration in different areas across the state. Of all those areas, East Liverpool and the surrounding area had three of the highest levels in the […]

Bad buckeye air
Coal / Energy

Bad buckeye air

TOLEDO —”Ohio’s energy future must become a more prominent issue in this year’s political campaigns, given its role as a key swing state. Ohio also is a battleground for the nation’s energy-policy debate, considering its proximity to the Great Lakes. The lakes get most of their pollution from toxic air […]

Valley chokes on air; Doctor says drilling only making it worse
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Valley chokes on air; Doctor says drilling only making it worse

TRIADELPHIA, WV  — “During his 30 years practicing medicine in the Wheeling area, Dr. Michael Blatt has routinely treated patients for asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease and other respiratory problems. Blatt believes the natural gas drilling sites and compressor stations scattered throughout the region are going to contribute to more […]

Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania have worst toxic air pollution from power plants
Coal / Energy

Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania have worst toxic air pollution from power plants

WASHINGTON, DC — “Residents of Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania are exposed to more toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants than in any other state, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). At the same time, the report found a 19 percent decrease in all air […]

Senate defeats bid to block EPA power plant rule
Coal / Energy

Senate defeats bid to block EPA power plant rule

WASHINGTON, DC — “The Democrat-controlled Senate defeated a bid Wednesday to block the Environmental Protection Agency from setting the first federal standards to reduce toxic air pollution from power plants. Republicans were behind the effort, but they didn’t get enough votes to move ahead. It was the second time in […]

U.S. EPA proposes stricter standards for soot pollution
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U.S. EPA proposes stricter standards for soot pollution

WASHINGTON D.C. — ” Risking an election-year backlash from Republicans, the Obama administration is proposing new air quality standards to lower the amount of soot that can be released into the air. The move by the Environmental Protection Agency won immediate support from environmental groups and public health advocates, who […]

Lake Erie has most mercury pollution in Great Lakes
Coal / Energy

Lake Erie has most mercury pollution in Great Lakes

ELYRIA — “Lake Erie receives the most mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants of the five Great Lakes, according to a report released Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental watchdog. Coal-fired power plants are responsible for 50 percent of emissions of mercury — a toxic substance that […]

Poisoning the Great Lakes
Coal

Poisoning the Great Lakes

Mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants in the Great Lakes region WASHINGTON, DC — “Mercury emitted into the air from coal-fired power plants is by far the leading man-made source of mercury in the Great Lakes and the rivers and streams of the region. This new NRDC report analyzed pollution […]

SunCoke proposal would force stricter regulations
Coal / Energy

SunCoke proposal would force stricter regulations

Local residents don’t want SunCoke near, but OK with less emissions MIDDLETOWN — “Stricter emission standards won’t stop SunCoke Energy Middletown from operating in their backyards, but members of a local environmental watchdog group said they will benefit local residents. Last week, Monroe City Council voted on an ordinance that […]

State of the air
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State of the air

WASHINGTON, DC — “Breathing polluted air can harm your health and even shorten your life. State of the Air is a report card on air pollution in communities across the nation. The more you learn, the more you can protect your health and take steps to make our air cleaner […]