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Activists, Builders Debate Tougher Building Standards

12:00AM
May
13, 2009

Environmental activists are pushing Ohio to toughen building standards for new houses, so they’d be required to use the most energy-efficient insulation, doors, windows, and furnaces. Companies that build houses are warning – that kind of mandate could kill jobs and drag Ohio’s economy down even further. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has both sides of the story.

Paper Changes for County Commissioners

12:00AM
May
19, 2008

Franklin County Commissioners want county employees to use less paper and use recycled paper. The board of commissioners plans to expand it’s 2006 county-wide environmental policy. Officials hope to inspire others to do the same.

Pothole repair goes green

12:00AM
March
9, 2007

The Columbus Public Service Department showed off a new step today in getting the city green.

Environmentalists Claim Threats to Health of Ohio Residents

12:00AM
October
12, 2006

Environmentalists say Ohio is allowing polluters to damage the health of many residents, particularly the state’s poorest and minorities.

Columbus City Councilman Encourages Environmentally Friendly Buying

12:00AM
May
22, 2006

A Columbus city council member is encouraging the city and its residents to think green. The city council will be voting tonight on legislation that would change the city’s purchasing rules in an effort to do just that.