Federal data says toxic emissions are declining in central Ohio.
Farm runoff was one major catalyst for the toxic green-blue algae that closed Ohio waterways and shut down tourism at parks this summer. A federal farm official visited Columbus to discuss ways her agency will work with farmers and other private land owners to create sustainable agriculture.
Coal power plants produce close to 90% of Ohio’s electricity but they’re also the primary source of greenhouse gases. For this reason scientists at Ohio State and other places are looking for ways to keep burning coal without emitting carbon dioxide. WOSU’s David Lukofsky reports on the controversial “clean coal” technology.
An Ohio non-profit wants $15 million of federal money to boost sales of electric powered commercial trucks. Clean Fuels Ohio helped demonstrate the truck to potential customers at the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Environmentalists are hailing a recent U-S Supreme Court decision that says the federal Clean Air Act expressly authorizes the U-S Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon dioxide from automobile emissions.