Category Archives: Environment

sealed parking lot runoff

Your driveway is making you sick: On the health risks of coal tar sealants

Originally posted on Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc’s blog. Coal constitutes a hellish cocktail of toxic substances, ranging from heavy metals like mercury and lead to known carcinogens like cadmium… Read more »

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What is the real cost of freezing Ohio’s clean energy standards?

I have asthma. According to the CDC, I am one of 831,787 Ohioans and 25.9 million Americans living with this condition (PDF). That means that 1 out of every 12 Americans is living… Read more »

blue creek wind farm

Conservative Ohio group uses push poll to attack clean energy, fails miserably

Over at Columbus Business First, energy reporter Tom Knox posted a piece yesterday afternoon titled “Business group poll says Ohio voters want energy efficiency mandates changed.” According to the post, a… Read more »

cyclone nargis damage

Why peace & international engagement may threaten Burma’s fragile ecosystems

This article is cross-posted from New Security Beat. Political and economic changes in Burma have been as rapid as they are surprising. In just three years, the country has gone… Read more »

Senator Bill Seitz

Ohio lawmaker compares clean energy to the Bataan death march

When the Ohio GOP leadership introduced SB 310 last month, they intentionally tried to sideline Senator Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) from the process. We know that Sen. Seitz has a tendency… Read more »

lakeshore power plant

If you care about water, you need to worry about energy production

This article is cross-posted from Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc. Saturday was World Water Day 2014. This year’s theme centered on the water-energy nexus, a topic which has become increasingly important… Read more »