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Lake Erie Proposal Dredges Up Controversy

some residents, environmental groups, and politicians oppose this idea to put Cuyahoga River dredgings in Lake Erie. They say it’s an ill-advised cost-cutting measure.
25, 2014

The Cuyahoga River in northeast Ohio — known for catching fire in the 1960s — relies on frequent dredging to keep the shipping channels open. Now a controversial new proposal to dump the dredged material into Lake Erie has residents worried about contamination of the public water supply.

AEP To Pay $8.5 Million, Stop Burning Coal At Three Plants

AEP also agreed to produce at least 200 megawatts of power using wind or solar technology by 2015.
February 25, 2013

The changes are part of a revision to a 2007 settlement between AEP, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and several environmental groups.

Environment Ohio Says State Second For Power Plant Mercury

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Environment Ohio says state has second worst mercury pollution in the nation.
November 10, 2011

A report from an Ohio environmental group says the state ranks second for mercury released into the air by electric power plants.

What Energy Source Holds The Most Promise for Ohio?

Posted: September 22, 2011

Governor John Kasich, scientists and business leaders this week have been studying Ohio’s energy future. Right now coal supplies more than 80% of Ohio’s electricity, but many seek alternatives: natural gas, solar, wind. What energy source do you think holds the most promise for Ohio?

Conesville Keeps Close Watch On Anti-Pollution Dispute

15, 2011

The demand for electricity in Ohio usually peaks in July and August. Coal is the main source of electricity in the region but pollution from coal burning power plants has been linked to increased asthma and the federal government wants to accelerate anti-pollution rules.

Health Researcher: Clean Air Fight Has Political Dimension

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Representatives from health and environmental advocacy groups such as the Sierra Club and the American Lung Association gathered in Goodale Park in Columbus, Ohio, on June 30, 2011, to call on the EPA to create stricter rules against pollution from coal power plants.
14, 2011

There is a battle going on over clean air and coal-fired electricity. The Federal Government is poised to impose more air pollution controls on coal-fired power plants.

Farmers and Land Owners Enticed to Clean-Up Land

21, 2010

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.

Idling Ban Proposed To Stop Pollution

20, 2010

Today is the 9th air quality alert day of the summer in Central Ohio and an environmental group thinks it has a solution to improve air quality. The group wants the Columbus City Council to ban engine idling to decrease air pollution and improve the environment.

Environmentalists, Utilities Agree On Buying Pollution Offsets

16, 2009

Ohio utility companies and Ohio environmental groups are sometimes at each other’s throats. But that’s not the case when it comes to one of the most recent issues — how utilities can comply with probable new limits on carbon pollution. Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen reports.

Environmental Group Says Water Pollution Still a Major Problem in Ohio

11, 2007

A new report by an activist group, Environment Ohio, shows the state’s waterways are suffering from water pollution caused by major industrial and municipal facilities.